Comment by: Cee
Thu., Sep. 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm UTC
your assuming simply because they chose to take prep they are on a collision course with hiv, I myself am on it simply as another safety measure because as we all know condoms are not 100% affective I don't want to be that 1 that gets caught in the minority...most of the people that i've talked to that have contracted hiv did so in a relationship they thought was monogomous
Comment by: Wendell
(San Francisco, CA)
Sat., Jul. 5, 2014 at 9:13 pm UTC
"By and large, people who put themselves on a collision course with HIV are not paragons of good health. Because people with the highest risk of picking up HIV during sex are those who have lots of sex -- often without condoms -- this group shoulders a high burden of other sexually transmitted infections, including hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, an oftnoted risk factor for deliquescing bone density and chronic kidney disease. In the United States, young black men who have sex with men (MSM) account for a burgeoning proportion of new HIV infections,10 and blacks run a higher risk of kidney disease than whites. Young white and black MSM with lots of sex partners often have other habits that threaten their health -- smoking, drinking, and downing recreational drugs that range from the innocuous to the caustic. In the United States, WIHS findings and other data indicate, women with a high HIV risk are often poor, overweight, and members of minorities with off-andon access to health care."
The rest of this article is fairly free from editorializing and bias. This paragraph seems to brim with judgment. While it is not likely the author's conscious intent, this paragraph can readily be seen as suggesting that the proverbial bar is already set so low on the intended recipients of this therapy that they are not worthy of the same level of care. This can be very hurtful to groups who have traditionally been extremely marginalized by society. Since the next paragraph gives most of the same data in a much more clear and bias-free way, is this paragraph necessary at all? Is it worth the virtual paper it is figuratively printed on to take the extra time to say that PrEP is only for throw-away dregs of society?
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Comment by: Steve
Sun., Oct. 5, 2014 at 10:06 am UTC
was going to say exactly the same thing. What a horrific editorial bias to slip into a medical paper.