Mapping Pathways is a multi-national project to develop and nurture a research-driven, community-led global understanding of the emerging evidence base around the adoption of antiretroviral-based prevention strategies to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The evidence base is more than results from clinical trials - it must include stakeholder and community perspectives as well.

07 May 2011

Real Lives, Real Change

In all of our discussions about statistics, studies, and scientific trials, we sometimes lose touch with the very real ways in which ARV-based medication can change people’s lives. Last week on the LifeLube blog, Nick Literski talked about his personal experience with PrEP, and how it has transformed his life and his relationship for the better.


Recently, I was surprised to learn that I had allegedly “given up on gay men.”

According to Michael Weinstein, president and founder of the so-called “AIDS Healthcare Foundation,” I now consider the lives of gay men, including myself, “disposable.” What great crime have I committed to deserve Mr. Weinstein’s condemnation? I take Truvada once a day, as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), in order to protect myself from HIV infection.

Read the rest of Nick’s thought-provoking account here.

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