Gay Men at AIDS 2016 Talk PrEP, Chem Sex and Drug Smuggling (Video)
July 18, 2016
In the first installment of my video blog coverage of AIDS 2016, I was surprised at how personally these gay men spoke about their lives back home. I also chatted with a "chemsex" expert from the United Kingdom about the surprising rates of crystal meth use among gay Londoners, and, as a bonus, I even engaged in a little PrEP drug smuggling with a German who is taking the prevention medication -- even though PrEP has yet to be approved in his home country.
Chris Beyrer, M.D., the openly gay president of the International AIDS Society, which convenes the massive AIDS 2016 conference, also has some strong words about the language around "ending AIDS," while hailing PrEP as the most powerful and effective new prevention tool since the condom.
My coverage continues this week with planned marches, activist protests and trips to the eye-popping Global Village. The Global Village represents everything inspiring and creative about AIDS activism from around the globe. It's like "It's A Small World" for AIDS. I can't wait to show it to you.
This article was provided by TheBodyPRO. It is a part of the publication The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).
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