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# 91 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 20:31
 
 
I wonder why GLEN received that funding over HIV IRL - seeing as they focus on lesbian and Gay rather than the wider spectrum - I'm sure for example many Trans people’s lives are also touched by the condition.

Surprised that (PrEP) Pre-exposure prophylaxis isn’t a stronger part of the overall narrative within the over community - especially its organisation, in the light of its option and with the current NHS/ legal challenge.
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# 92 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 21:16
 
 
Someone said :
I wonder why GLEN received that funding over HIV IRL - seeing as they focus on lesbian and Gay rather than the wider spectrum - I'm sure for example many Trans people’s lives are also touched by the condition.

Surprised that (PrEP) Pre-exposure prophylaxis isn’t a stronger part of the overall narrative within the over community - especially its organisation, in the light of its option and with the current NHS/ legal challenge.

GLEN was one of the first national organisations to work on HIV as far as I know - it got funding as far back as 1996 -

HIV Ireland is a new organisation which was only Dublin based until recently
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# 93 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 21:34
 
 
The rapid testing available in PantiBar every Weekend is a great service. I know someone involved in it and apparently it's going very well.
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# 94 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 21:45
 
 
Isn't a condom more effective then Prep though?
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# 95 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 21:50
 
 
I've read if taken as it should be Prep is 100% effective.
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# 96 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 22:08
 
 
Someone said :

GLEN was one of the first national organisations to work on HIV as far as I know - it got funding as far back as 1996 -

HIV Ireland is a new organisation which was only Dublin based until recently

Ah thanks for that - a group that specialise in it would seem a better fit on initial view, great to get the historical context of it

According to the PrEP facts site:

"Truvada for PrEP provides 92%-99% reduction in HIV risk for HIV-negative individuals who take the pills every day as directed. If a daily dose is missed, the level of HIV protection may decrease. It only works if you take it. People who use PrEP correctly and consistently have higher levels of protection against HIV".
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# 97 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 23:03
 
 
Thats more effective than I realised but there are other STDs to be wary of. It would seem a condom is still necessary so why use both?
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# 98 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 11:22
 
 
Someone said :

Ah thanks for that - a group that specialise in it would seem a better fit on initial view, great to get the historical context of it

According to the PrEP facts site:

"Truvada for PrEP provides 92%-99% reduction in HIV risk for HIV-negative individuals who take the pills every day as directed. If a daily dose is missed, the level of HIV protection may decrease. It only works if you take it. People who use PrEP correctly and consistently have higher levels of protection against HIV".

Don't buy that very very dangerous propaganda about a "vaccine" or "miracle pill".
One study can make a good newspaper article sales-day, but it is not "the truth"?
Look at http://www.queerty.com/is-truvada-as-effective-at-preventing-hiv- etc ...

No serious study would pretend to prevent such a complex sickness 100%. Read between the lines or it will damage people's being safe.

The study show it is 90 to 99% effective. And some shampoo tell you they can remove up to 99% of dundruff... but that's not for most people all the time!
So 90% means that every 10 time you have sex, you are likely to be infected!

And for those who get 99%, it still means they could be infected, but it also means there are only very very few people who will get that benefit, and probably because nature gave them another protection to help.

So the message to the youth should still be: protect yourself. Thomas I agree that condom is still needed, for all sex that is not with a long time person you can trust, for men and for women!
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# 99 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 12:05
 
 
I think it may be creating a false dichotomy - it does not need to be one or another, it is just another option on preventing infection, an option that many people could benifit from.
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# 100 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 15:25
 
 
There is a reason the pill is taken by women, not men.
Men who do not use protection will forget to take the daily dose. If the pill against procreation was taken by women instead of men, I can guarantee that the number of unwanted pregnancies would go sky-rock.
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# 101 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 15:34
 
 
Someone said :
There is a reason the pill is taken by women, not men.
Men who do not use protection will forget to take the daily dose. If the pill against procreation was taken by women instead of men, I can guarantee that the number of unwanted pregnancies would go sky-rock.

Interesting read here.

http://www.newmalecontraception.org/would-men-use-one/
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# 102 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 15:37
 
 
Interesting that some men (a minority) want to take it into their hands.
Would you trust contraception in the hands of the boyfriend of your daughter? SHe is the one who will be burdened if he fails! I would not trust a lad with contraception. I think they should take steps to avoid being fathers if they want to avoid being trapped, but that's it: both should be responsible for their contraception!
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# 103 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 15:42
 
 
Someone said :
Interesting that some men (a minority) want to take it into their hands.
Would you trust contraception in the hands of the boyfriend of your daughter? SHe is the one who will be burdened if he fails! I would not trust a lad with contraception. I think they should take steps to avoid being fathers if they want to avoid being trapped, but that's it: both should be responsible for their contraception!

So explain the fact that women get pregnant whilst using the pill?..
Or choosing to ignore information on how it can become less effective?.

Simply assuming that males are at fault is wrong eithne.
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# 104 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 15:46
 
 
Someone said :

So explain the fact that women get pregnant whilst using the pill?..
Or choosing to ignore information on how it can become less effective?.

Simply assuming that males are at fault is wrong eithne.

Damn that's a lot of bad faith.
Did I say it was 100% working when women are in charge? No.
Did I say there was no unwanted pregnancies? No!
All I am saying is that if men were in charge, there would be more unwanted pregnancies! It is obvious!

Sometime women forget the pill and sometimes it does not work, and they pay the price and burden for it. If men forget a contraception pill, it is still the women who pays the burden for it!
It is just more likely that guys will forget to take a daily pill: why care, it is not them who will be pregnant!

As doctors if it is men or women who are more likely to not take their medicines in general even when it is impacting them!
This says I am wrong: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/24/medication-adherence-wom etc ...
But I am sure everyone will agree that young lads would never religiously take a daily pill. And young women can forget too of course! But they are less likely to forget!
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# 105 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 15:59
 
 
I think that as we progress on wards that all people, regardless of the variables, should be facilitated to be responsible towards and for their own self care - be it pregnancy or other conditions.

Sweeping gender biases aren't helping anyone really and seems to be a trend towards in gender bashing.

So back to thread...

Do people agree that HIV is for a large part of the community conversation, not really on the agenda anymore - despite the challenges, increase and life long stigma associated with it.
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