For months now the Free Speech Coalition has been singing the praises of taking PrEP and how if we do that, then we can have sex with anyone we want without fear. In fact, here’s what the head of the FSC had to say ….
Despite all those arguments to the contrary, the FSC wants you to believe that if you’ll just take PrEP you’ll be fine.
On Friday however, news broke that a man was diagnosed with HIV, despite the fact that he was diligently taking PrEP for years.
Steven Spencer, who lives in Sydney received his diagnosis in December. Doctors believe he contracted HIV while using PrEP because of a strain resistant to the anti-viral medication.
He’s one of a handful of people who have contracted HIV, despite taking PrEP (aka Truvada) to prevent HIV infection.
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control say daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV by more than 90%.
I mean sure that still leaves you with an almost 10% chance of getting it, but hey, if you believe the FSC, that’s an acceptable risk.
Their mantra is science over stigma.
And that’s the very thing we are trying to point out – SCIENCE tells us that you are far more likely to get HIV by having sex with someone who is HIV+, than you are by having sex with someone who isn’t HIV+.
If someone doesn’t have HIV then they can’t give it to you. It’s just a fact – you can’t give HIV to someone if you don’t have it.
However, if you are HIV+ then there is always that risk – no matter how small, the risk is still there. It doesn’t matter if that risk is 10%, 1% or 0.0000001%. The risk still exists and I don’t know about you but I’m not willing to put myself at risk if I don’t have to.
So why in the world would you want adult performers to do it?
I’m sorry but once you get HIV+ you need to find another line of work. It’s just like once you go blind or have eye problems of any kind, you can no longer fly an airplane. It sucks, but those people have to find a new line of work.