Peter Staley: Anti-PrEP Scare Tactics Hitting New Highs
In what almost became a story in The New York Times, someone used the new and highly popular social media app called “Secret” to freak out its many gay users. He claimed that after using PrEP every day for over six months, he had just tested positive for HIV, and he included lots of specifics about his testing history and current doctor visits.
But a few days later, after a couple of Times follow-ups and scientific fact-checks by other users on the app, the guy deleted the entire thread.
Totally Trolled. Damage Done. Now, What’s the Point of this Fear-Mongering?

Peter Staley: Anti-PrEP Scare Tactics Hitting New Highs

In what almost became a story in The New York Times, someone used the new and highly popular social media app called “Secret” to freak out its many gay users. He claimed that after using PrEP every day for over six months, he had just tested positive for HIV, and he included lots of specifics about his testing history and current doctor visits.

But a few days later, after a couple of Times follow-ups and scientific fact-checks by other users on the app, the guy deleted the entire thread.

Totally Trolled. Damage Done. Now, What’s the Point of this Fear-Mongering?

25 Years Ago: ACT UP’s AIDS Treatment Research Agenda

"When the Fifth International AIDS Conference closed in Montreal, AIDS activism changed forever. The white coats — the medical establishment that controlled our destinies — realized they could no longer ignore us. People living with HIV and their fellow advocates pushed their way into the conference (literally, during the opening ceremony), armed with a sophisticated analysis of the sorry state of AIDS treatment research.”

-Peter Staley

Undetectable = UninfectiousProof we are not infectious, or dangerous, or criminals. Please read about this newly released study: 
"The main news is that in the PARTNER Study so far there have been NO TRANSMISSIONS within couples from a partner with an undetectable viral load, in what was estimated as 16,400 occasions of sex in the gay men and 14,000 in the heterosexuals." - From AIDSmap’s “No-one with an undetectable viral load, gay or heterosexual, transmits HIV in first two years of PARTNER study”

Undetectable = Uninfectious

Proof we are not infectious, or dangerous, or criminals. Please read about this newly released study:

"The main news is that in the PARTNER Study so far there have been NO TRANSMISSIONS within couples from a partner with an undetectable viral load, in what was estimated as 16,400 occasions of sex in the gay men and 14,000 in the heterosexuals." - From AIDSmap’s “No-one with an undetectable viral load, gay or heterosexual, transmits HIV in first two years of PARTNER study”
Gay-on-Gay Shaming: The New HIV War
Here are salvos from a new AIDS battle:

-Calling a young, HIV-negative gay man a “Truvada whore” simply for choosing a prevention option with a higher efficacy rate than condoms.
-Becoming indignant when someone says AIDS is still a gay problem.
-Turning to the police when you find out the guy that just jilted you is HIV-positive.
-Putting “I’m clean, ub2” in your online profile.
-HIV-negative guys barebacking with those who tell them they are negative and shunning the few brave ones who admit they’re positive.

Gay-on-Gay Shaming: The New HIV War

Here are salvos from a new AIDS battle:

-Calling a young, HIV-negative gay man a “Truvada whore” simply for choosing a prevention option with a higher efficacy rate than condoms.

-Becoming indignant when someone says AIDS is still a gay problem.

-Turning to the police when you find out the guy that just jilted you is HIV-positive.

-Putting “I’m clean, ub2” in your online profile.

-HIV-negative guys barebacking with those who tell them they are negative and shunning the few brave ones who admit they’re positive.

The Amazing Advocates of the 2013 US Conference on AIDS

Watch Mark S. King’s video & read his blog post about USCA’s huge AIDS advocacy event last week:

At the recent 2013 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in New Orleans, the word “stigma” wafted through the event, in workshops and throughout the exhibit hall, like an annoying new pop song you couldn’t stop humming.”

Having lived with HIV/AIDS for 25 years or more, they went through the very worst years of the U.S. epidemic, often outliving multiple loved ones and awaiting their own demise. Now that they’re miraculously middle age, they find that in a post-protease culture both their tremendous losses and their hard-won victories have been (often willfully) forgotten. They’re called “The AIDS Generation”

Having lived with HIV/AIDS for 25 years or more, they went through the very worst years of the U.S. epidemic, often outliving multiple loved ones and awaiting their own demise. Now that they’re miraculously middle age, they find that in a post-protease culture both their tremendous losses and their hard-won victories have been (often willfully) forgotten.

They’re called “The AIDS Generation