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STI and PrEP and epidemiology thoughts 

In a lot of places, doctors won't prescribe PrEP unless the patient can tell them they're high enough risk, and they have a checklist with things like "has unprotected sex," "has had an STI in the last X months," etc

Makes ya wonder how many times people lie about that sort of thing so that they can get the drug, and how often those numbers get folded into statistics about how PrEP increases the incidence of condomless sex/other STI's

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STI and PrEP and epidemiology thoughts 

@bgcarlisle Oooo that makes me so mad.

STI and PrEP and epidemiology thoughts 

@bgcarlisle I think about PrEP a lot because a good number of people I know in the medical field want to take it because of high rate of HIV where I live and the idea of pushback damn

STI and PrEP and epidemiology thoughts 

@Cyborgneticz For clarity, I have 0 evidence that this is actually happening

But the "I want to have a reason to hate PrEP" is strong, and not just among straights

STI and PrEP and epidemiology thoughts 

@Cyborgneticz But I just talked to someone a couple days ago about how they lie about having unprotected sex to their doctor because that means they get free STI screening so

STI and PrEP and epidemiology thoughts 

@bgcarlisle I get that. I would lie too if it meant free STI testing.

STI and PrEP and epidemiology thoughts 

@Cyborgneticz Honestly, we're setting them up to do so

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