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Dublin Forum On PreP
 
# 1 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 19:38
 
 
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PrEP is a safe & effective new way to prevent HIV.

Unfortunately its not widely accessible in Ireland yet.

Want to learn more about how it works and when it might be available here? This forum will help you separate fact from fiction and clear up myths & misconceptions.

Short informational presentations will be followed by an open discussion.

7-9pm on Thursday, November 10th (doors at 6:30) at the Cobblestone in Smithfield.

Free of charge and open to all.
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# 2 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 22:03
 
 
I am still very much in two minds on the PrEP issue
Yes it works and is a great finding
But is it worth the money to give to people for free

It is meant to be given to high risk groups and individuals
In Ireland high risk groups are IDU and gay men

I am assuming there is no plan to give it to all gay men
and IDUs arent likely to adhere to the treatment

Other than serodiscordant who if the HIV partner is already on treatment the chances of passing on the virus is near zero I dont see who will get the treatment
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# 3 : Tuesday 1-11-2016 @ 22:34
 
 
I guess they are some of the issues to be discussed

It's frightening to me the jumps in HIV transmission in men who have sex with men
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# 4 : Wednesday 2-11-2016 @ 07:36
 
 
It's scary how many people I see on dating sites looking for unprotected sex.
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# 5 : Wednesday 2-11-2016 @ 08:00
 
 
Someone said :
It's scary how many people I see on dating sites looking for unprotected sex.

Very scary.

I dunno maybe it's just me but I find a huge amount of under 30s completely blas about HIV risk.
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# 6 : Wednesday 2-11-2016 @ 08:26
 
 
Years ago people were dead against gay men being given free condoms and drug users getting free needles. I suppose in a way Prep is an extension of that kind of harm reduction. But unless you're a prostitute or a down at heel drug user, you should be paying for a prescription. The other side of it is that it's not as effective as a condom!
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# 7 : Thursday 3-11-2016 @ 10:09
 
 
Someone said :
Years ago people were dead against gay men being given free condoms and drug users getting free needles. I suppose in a way Prep is an extension of that kind of harm reduction. But unless you're a prostitute or a down at heel drug user, you should be paying for a prescription. The other side of it is that it's not as effective as a condom!

And thats why many reccomend using both
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# 8 : Thursday 3-11-2016 @ 21:08
 
 
If the whole world was on PrER, we could wipe out HIV.
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# 9 : Friday 4-11-2016 @ 01:08
 
 
Yeah, wouldn't that be something? But somehow I can't see everyone getting on it. Especially not Africa.
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# 10 : Friday 4-11-2016 @ 02:47
 
 
You'd think some wealthy philanthropist would get cracking on it.
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# 11 : Friday 4-11-2016 @ 09:05
 
 
Someone said :
You'd think some wealthy philanthropist would get cracking on it.

Really? Can you imagine how much it would cost to get all the hundreds of millions of sexually active people in Africa on Prep?

There's probably close to a billion adults in Africa, Prep costs around 14,000 a year per person. Do the math.
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# 12 : Friday 4-11-2016 @ 16:43
 
 
Holy crap that's expensive. I think it should be available freely to people in a high risk relationship / work situation.

But it can't be justified as a convenient alternative to condoms. That's a complete non starter considering the cost and all the other STDs floating about.
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# 13 : Friday 4-11-2016 @ 17:07
 
 
You should not stop using condoms because you are taking PrEP.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html

There has been a huge increase in STDs in the US since the introduction of PrEP. Coincidence?
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# 14 : Friday 4-11-2016 @ 18:46
 
 
Someone said :
Holy crap that's expensive. I think it should be available freely to people in a high risk relationship / work situation.

But it can't be justified as a convenient alternative to condoms. That's a complete non starter considering the cost and all the other STDs floating about.

I should have mentioned that's the cost in the US, which usually has incredibly inflated medical costs.


But Prep is certainly not cheap anywhere.
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# 15 : Saturday 5-11-2016 @ 05:00
 
 
Just use condoms
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