Joseph Sonnabend: The WHO’s Unwise Advice For Gay Men
“The recommendation that all sexually active gay men consider PrEP is not only remarkable in that it’s supported by such scanty evidence, it’s also offensive because gay men are viewed as so uniformly dangerous that they need to be medicated.”
I’m extremely disappointed in this article. A scathing disagreement with the WHO of this level doesn’t leave open the possibility if the author changing his mind on this recommendation should further evidence support it. It’s disheartening to see POZ print this when it’s often had a more level and open tone. This is not the sort of thing you want us PrEPpers and those curious about it to read, giving us a sour taste during the early stages towards what could be a great prevention tool.
Poor form, POZ.
Or gay men are given options to make smart decisions about their sex lives. PrEP isn’t perfect, but it’s the first major advance in prevention in decades. Read. Learn. Decide.
I’d probably have opted for it given my lifestyle 10-12 years ago. And then I’d have the option of not taking a pill everyday now. But I don’t have that option now.