Celia was previously a sex worker, but now owns her own business and educates other transgender women about their health. 🏥 WATCH her story, be empowered, and get PrEPd! www.prepnplay.org (link in bio)
No, it’s not Halloween, but it is scary how few people understand the benefits of PrEP as a way to help prevent the spread of HIV. Perhaps fewer people are aware that TasP medications help keep HIV positive people healthy and suppress the virus from being passed on. I show my pill to open the conversation and answer questions for anyone curious. It’s more than 5 years since these drugs have been available and yet the negative stigma of taking them prevents people from having the conversation with their doctor. Let’s face it, sex is a thing that all of us eventually participate in. Its healthy, not taboo. It’s okay to talk to your doctor about PrEP during your next visit. Help spread the word! Post a photo of your pill with the #showyourpill hashtag. #sextalk#hivprevention#hivnegative
Those of us taking PrEP and TasP to help prevent the further spread of HIV are fighting the stigma of being on such drugs. Telling someone you are on TasP leads to immediate negative judgment because you have HIV. Telling someone you are on PrEP leads to immediate judgement that you are a slut. The reasons why we take these medications are our own. These drugs have been available for more than 5 years and everyone at even the slightest risk of further HIV infection should be on them. I show my daily pill to let people judge me for who I am in hopes it will instigate an educational conversation.