Many in the gay community have been divided on the HIV/AIDS prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, since it was first introduced in 2012. Some medical sources have argued that the side effects of its use are unclear, and that patients' adherence to taking the pill regularly could be erratic.
This week, Black AIDS Institute President Phill Wilson and Gawker's Rich Juzwiak sat down to discuss the controversies surrounding the use surrounding PrEP. During the interview, Juzwiak suggested that many of the concerns were based on "Doomsday forecasting" that harkened back to the peak of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s.
"I just think of it as an additional tool," he said. "For [people who don't like to use condoms], for those experiences that happen, for those times that you were drunk, you have this pill in addition to [condoms]."
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