Newsfeed : AHF Ad Campaign Warns Gay Men “There Is No Magic Pill”

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:

Back to home » Newsfeed » March 2011

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

15 Years Ago In POZ


More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to news@poz.com.


emailprint

March 11, 2011

AHF Ad Campaign Warns Gay Men “There Is No Magic Pill”

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) just revealed “There Is No Magic Pill,” a new national print ad campaign to educate men who have sex with men (MSM) and others about using HIV meds as a way to prevent getting HIV. Specifically, AHF notes that Gilead Sciences likely plans to seek Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use of its AIDS drug Truvada as a form of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Approving Truvada as a form of HIV prevention for those who are not HIV positive would be a first for the FDA—and a move that AHF and other AIDS advocates believe would set a dangerous precedent.

To read statement, click here

Search: AHF, Truvada, MSM


Scroll down to comment on this story.



Name:

(will display; 2-50 characters)

Email:

(will NOT display)

City:

(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules



Hide comments

Previous Comments:


  comments 1 - 2 (of 2 total)    

John Eisenhans, St. Louis, 2011-03-15 16:44:43
To claim that “Truvada lacks effectiveness" shows how desperate AHF is to stay in business. Truvada showed 44% preventive effectiveness when taken irregularly, but when taken every day, it's effectiveness more than doubles. Like condoms, you have to use it for it to be effective. We don't have to guess whether men will use a condom 100% of the time - we will not. Taking a pill is easier, as effective and does not diminish the quality or value of the sexual experience. Now lower the price.

Brian DiCrocco, San Francisco, 2011-03-14 06:16:40
AHF is right. The PREP pill isn’t magic; just like aspirin isn’t magic; but it is scientifically proven to prevent HIV infection. Weinstein you really are a piece of work. Years ago I remember reading an article in an AHF magazine advising AHF patients who were confected with HIV & HCV, not to get treatment for HCV. You said it wasn’t worth it, and it didn’t work. That wasn’t true when you said it, and you knew it. Are you really that ignorant, or do you just get off on killing people with HIV?

comments 1 - 2 (of 2 total)    


[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar


    chrisf
    san jose
    California


    Poz_Qt
    Columbus
    Ohio


    youngbloodlatino
    Columbia
    Maryland


    blaze11212
    brooklyn
    New York
Click here to join POZ Personals!
Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Poll
Are you a regular coffee drinker?
Yes
No

Survey
Pop Watch

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.