The Best PrEParation?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for has become a revolutionary and controversial way to prevent exposure to HIV. By the brand name Truvada consisting of two HIV medications, one pill a day prevents upwards of 90 percent of infections, making it very unlikely — though not impossible — to contract the virus.

The drug reduces the fear among gay men have in getting the virus. However, while federal public health agencies see the drug to augment condoms and safer sex practices, many users see the drug as a substitute for them. (It does not prevent other STDs.) And the drug — like every medication — has side effects, and a high cost often covered by insurance and the drug company.
We will discuss all of this and more on Friday at 8:30 PM at the DC Center, at 2000 14th St. NW, Ste. 103. Afterwards, we will head out to one of the fine establishments on the U Street corridor for a drink or food.
Though what is said at GD stays in the room, I want to emphasize that for this discussion since I realize this is a controversial and personal subject.
Gay District meets at The DC Center, located inside the Reeves building at 2000 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20009.  Attendees will need to enter the Reeves building via the “Exit” doors on 14th Street, facing McDonald’s. We encourage attendees to bring their photo ID to gain access inside the building. If you do not have or are unable to present a photo ID, please contact the DC Center at (202) 682-2245

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