PODCAST: The Battle Over HIV Prevention – IRMA's Jim Pickett jumps in

Published: April 8, 2011

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation launched a national ad campaign to discredit PrEP or Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, a new HIV prevention technique that involves taking Truvada (an existing HIV medication) on a daily basis.

The LA based health organization blasted this approach, saying there is no magic pill, and that it’s just a misguided attempt to put HIV negative men on unnecessary meds to enrich the fat cats in the pharmaceutical industry to the tune of $10,000 a year per patient.

Why is the leadership of the nation’s largest AIDS organization arguing against a treatment that could potentially save millions of gay men from becoming HIV positive?

Today, gay men’s health advocate, Jim Pickett, from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (and chair of IRMA) joins us to explain the and chair of IRMAcontroversy surrounding this new treatment, and the possible reasons it may be misunderstood.

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