With PrEP from San Francisco
San Francisco-elected supervisor steps up to lead
Many people affected by HIV were doubtful whether the exciting science news would really help them. Globally, access to ARVs for people who are already HIV positive is still limited. Governments are trying to ensure they get help first.
But in places like San Francisco, where HIV transmission rates continue despite widespread access to treatment, access to PrEP has become an attractive additional method to block HIV transmission.
In September 2014, a San Francisco-elected supervisor named Scott Wiener publicly disclosed his status as a HIV negative MSM thanks, in part, to PrEP. He went public as a PrEP user to highlight how PrEP is a responsible choice to protect himself and his community.