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Open Letter From HIV-Positive Prevention Advocates Rejects Misinformation About Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Date:9/15/2011

ons...includ(ing) how to best support regular PrEP use; how to ensure the continued use of condoms and other precautions for those who decide to take PrEP; how to target PrEP to those who will benefit most; and how to pay for this new HIV prevention tool."  Its signers express their commitment "to promoting safer sex and the open exchange of accurate information on HIV prevention," and to "clarify the facts about PrEP, open up community discussion and make clear our belief that we are entitled to respect, accurate information and new HIV prevention tools." The letter concludes by calling on all interested parties to "get the facts about PrEP, seek information, and express opinions...but to do so based on real information, not fear of the scientific process or prejudice against gay/bi men."

The letter was coordinated by a group of U.S.-based AIDS advocacy organizations, including AIDS Foundation of Chicago, AVAC, International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA), and Project Inform.

A copy of the sign-on letter supporting an informed debate on PrEP for gay and bisexual men is below.  Openly HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who wish to add their name to the letter can do so at: http://tinyurl.com/pozPrEPletter.


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