Main | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Petition Of The Day

Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2014 Eric Leue has launched a petition calling for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to remove CEO Michael Weinstein for characterizing Truvada as a "party drug" rather than as a daily HIV preventive.
This petition is not about how Weinstein or we personally feel about HIV PrEP. This petition is about whether we, the people, should be allowed access to accurate information, free of stigma and discrimination. Since 1980, HIV and its prevention has been framed in moral terms, and the people carrying the virus blamed. The head of our largest AIDS service organization should know that HIV prevention is not “a party.” With our signatures to remove Michael Weinstein as CEO and President of the AHF, we encourage the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to reconnect with the public to be able to continue their important work hand in hand with the communities they serve.
The FDA approved Truvada for HIV prevention nearly two years ago, but relatively few gay men are using it for that purpose due (in part) to the "Truvada whore" stigma. Click on the post link for Truvada for more stories on this issue.

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