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Another Study Suggests PrEP Doesn't Lead to Riskier Sex

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Tim Hane

To illustrate my point, just view your own January 9th, 2014 story from the newsfeed - CDC Reports 'Troubling Rise' in Syphilis in Gay and Bi Men The CDC reports a â??troubling riseâ? in syphilis in men who have sex with men (MSM), as well as disproportionate rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea among young people. ---------- Even if these guys were all on PrEP (perhaps some of them were), they would still have been infected with these other diseases. Why don't we find that troubling? The CDC does.

January 22, 2014 Joshua Tree, CA

Tim Hane

In regards to PrEP, when you look at "riskier" behavior through an HIV-only lens, then it doesn't lead to riskier sex. Why? Because PrEP sex is already risky enough. Not risky for HIV, but risky for all sorts of other problems - syphilis, antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, Herpes, Hepatitis (A, B, and C), chlamydia. We need a holistic approach to LGBTQ health. We've been so focused on the prevention of HIV, we've forgotten about prevention of STD's across the board. This should be our goal.

January 22, 2014 Joshua Tree, CA

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