There are so many thing wrong with this story and the attitudes of the commenters. First people need to edicts themselves on what PrEP actually is and does. It has been shown to have a 92% success rate at preventing HIV infections when taken as directed. Additionally, PrEP is not meant to be used alone. It was approved by the FDA as an added means of protection. This is just continued slut shaming by prejudiced older men who think us younger guys don’t get it. Guess what, we do. We’ve been beaten over the head for years with your stories of guilt and horror that it’s honesty just a broken record. I understand many died. Let the deaths of your friends and lovers not have been on vain.
Why would you want discredit a scientifically proven method and weapon in the arsenal against HIV/AIDS? Think back to the debates about the pill how many decades ago? Has female promiscuity increased? No. In fact the areas of the country with the most STIs are the ones that teach abstinence. Under-education leads to more problems. At an estimated 50,000 new seroconversions a year can we really afford not to take extra precautions? Oh, and that whole thing about men no longer using condoms? Well that’s a fear mongering lie. A study out of SF has shown there a no associated increase or decrease in condomless sex associate with PrEP.
And you’re right, we made our own role models, and it looks like we still need to.