Main | Friday, July 28, 2006

OutGames Get PEP-y

Montreal health officials have begun a bilingual television and print campaign advising the 12,000 attendees of this week's OutGames that they have stockpiled a large quantity of the the HIV post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP drugs, the so-called "morning after" HIV treatment, should any of the athletes do anything "risky" or have a condom break. Astoundingly, PEP treatment is scorned by some AIDS activists who worry that its availability encourages unsafe sex, just like some Christians think that condoms encourage fucking. In any case, what Montreal is doing is certainly unprecedented. I can't imagine any U.S. city being so progessive. Maybe San Francisco. Maybe. (via

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