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After 2.5 Years, No One in Large SF PrEP Group Contracts HIV

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PrEP's is great news and is potentially the most valuable weapon against HIV but it does open up the the considerable risk of sexual transmission of hepatitis C among gay men. Much more needs to be done to educate gay men on staying safe from hep C, particularly those on PrEP who are likely to be more sexually adventurous. Condoms are not the answer to this dilema.

September 8, 2015


Great, No one got HIV but I have follow up questions.
1) How many of them had sex with a HIV+ person.
2) was it bareback or condom with the HIV+ person
3) Were they bottoms tops or vers
4) did the bottoms allow the top to cum inside them and vice versa
5) where they taking any drugs such as weed and poppers (yes poppers is a drug)
6) Will truvada, like some antibiotics, become ineffective with overuse

September 5, 2015

Well wisher

To answer Dr. Grossman's comment, risk-taking still involves becoming infected with an STI through condomless anal intercourse. PrEP does not protect against STIs. Using a condom less often because you are are certain you will not be infected by HIV, but forgetting about/worrying less about STIs is an increased risk-taking behavior. An educational component on the importance of using condoms along with PrEP would be a vital component to this strategy and to minimize risk-taking behaviors.

September 4, 2015


why am i still afraid...and afraid to believe this..

September 3, 2015

Howard Grossman, MD

This is an excellent article and fantastic news out of the SF group. It mirrors my experience with 230 patients on PrEP. I think however we need to rethink the use of the loaded words "increased risk-taking." If PrEP is protective against HIV then where is the risk-taking in having condomless anal intercourse? And PrEP is certainly indicated for far more people than those who are considered "high risk."

September 2, 2015 New York, NY

Joli Bell

please tell us the new medication HARVONI can treat for Hepatitis C type 6 virus ?? What and when is best time to treat ? I felt tx twice due to S/E and relapse one with the old medication .. Please help me , I do not want to die with this disease ! Please please !!?

September 2, 2015 Hungtington Beach


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