Super tricky. PrEP gets a bad rap for a lot of really bad reasons. People don’t understand it, for starters. Then they assign moral instead of medical values to it.

But the thing is, it’s a public health no brainer. It’s way less expensive to fund PrEP for a few years when people are especially at risk than to pay for antiretrovirals for the rest of their lives.

And given the observed potential to cut new infections rates down to near zero, it’s a huge benefit, financially if for no other reason.

It’s a crime that religious beliefs and bigotry are going to get in the way of sensible policy and sound medical judgment.

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James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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James Finn

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James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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