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#IAMCURE+ because we #can and #must cure AIDS.

#Truvada and #PrEP are a temporary solution. After all our #Wins and #Pride, let’s not #Medicalize being #Gay.
#SHOUTCUREAIDS for a #Future that’s pharma-free. Let’s break #pillandchain. Help #RFTCA #Cure #HIV #AIDS. Link in bio.
#Gilead #GileadSciences #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore #livingsure #playsure #myprepstory

Meet Stephen: his idea of a perfect date is doing something active like jumping out of a plane ✈️ come bid on Stephen at the auction @rebarchelsea on Wednesday, April 25th 🔥
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#RFTCA #ShoutCureAIDS #AIDS #HIV #RFTcureaids #rebar #chelsea #findacure #research #cure #aidsawareness #red #redribbon #AIDSHIV #aidsresearch #aidsprevention #aidsactivism #aidsawarenessmonth #aidsstigma #stigma #aidsaction #aidsfreeworld #aidscure #aidsadvocate #donate #March #antiretroviral #treatment #cureAIDS

The Love Lab is coming to @rebarchelsea on Wednesday, April 25th. Save the Date for a hot Bachelor Auction 🔥 Are you down for the cause? We hope so. All funds will go to directly towards our efforts to find a cure for AIDS. Come show your support and we hope to see you there! #linkinbio
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#RFTCA #ShoutCureAIDS #AIDS #HIV #RFTcureaids #rebar #chelsea #findacure #research #cure #aidsawareness #red #redribbon #AIDSHIV #aidsresearch #aidsprevention #aidsactivism #aidsawarenessmonth #aidsstigma #stigma #aidsaction #aidsfreeworld #aidscure #aidsadvocate #donate #March #antiretroviral #treatment #cureAIDS

Think they didn’t know what they were doing?

Tobacco Companies, hooked millions. They knew.
Opioid Manufacturers, hooked millions. They knew.

What about #Gilead, the maker of #Truvada? - We don’t have to #JustSwallow.
- For a comprehensive policy on AIDS, let’s also advance science and technology that holds promise to cure the deadly, if left untreated, and certainly unwelcome lifelong infection and disease.
#PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore #myPrEPstory #SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns #trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS

What about people already living with HIV/AIDS?

Let’s work - also to #cure #HIV.
Let’s speak - also to raise awareness to cure #AIDS.
Let’s give – also to develop an actual #cure.

Let’s give the #Gift of a cure to everyone in need.
#PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore #myPrEPstory #SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns #trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS

#PrEP is a #temporary solution, at best, while a #cure can end AIDS - for good.
AIDSmeds and #Truvada will keep AIDS at bay, but alive forever. Can’t we do more? What about curing AIDS?
Curing AIDS won’t happen by itself. Curing AIDS needs your help and your support. Please, consider raising awareness and/or donating at RFTCA.org.
#PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore #myPrEPstory #SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns #trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS

Here’s probably the most risk-free way to use PrEP – In fact, I can’t think of a safer bet:

Say you’re a married couple, or something couple-y like that, AND where both partners are 100% monogamous- AND where one partner has HIV.

You can determine what strain of HIV the positive partner has, and whether the medications in #Truvada or PrEP will – or won’t – work on it.

There are MANY strains of the HIV virus that causes AIDS and no meds block them #ALL. Knowing if #Truvada will block the strain in question can give you both added confidence #PrEP will work as a reliable option to protect the negative partner from HIV infection. Good deal!

What about situations of casual sex where you don’t always know what strain of HIV there is?

#PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore #SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns #trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS

Robert Redfield was the first person to show HIV can also be transmitted heterosexually. Today, Dr. Redfield took over as the new head of the #CDC. Bravo! #Brava!

I’m not a #women. When it comes to PrEP, the #Cure - and for that matter, everything - I hope we men will sometimes also just sit down, be quiet and actively #listen.

How can PrEP impact sexual health for heterosexual woman? Could PrEP empower her, say in cases where she wants her man to use a condom, but he does not? How would a cure impact her experience differently, if at all?

#PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore#SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns#trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS

Today is the first day of Spring,
celebrated by some as “nature’s” new year and the Persian New Year. Instead of a Christmas tree, a table is set with symbols of life. A platter of green sprouts (representing plant life), garlic (representing health and medicine) and gold fish (representing animal life) are just a few of the symbols.
From ancient times to modern ones, here’s to wishing you a healthy and joyful new year!
#PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore #SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns #trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS

#PrEP is a great new invention for use in many situations, both for casual sex and for more serious relationships, and for everything in between - PrEP has some long-term risks (Like, do we want gay men #forever to depend on Truvada to have sex?), and we can probably take care of these risks and concerns by developing a cure and a vaccine, too. But first, the #GoodStuff!
Take the example of a serious relationship – (we’ll also get to micro-relationships in a sec). Maybe you have HIV and your lover/partner/boyfriend/husband/fling/boo does not, or maybe it’s the other way around. Regardless. Each of you may be totally fine and accepting of the risk that the negative partner may acquire HIV. That’s your call, and love and emotion come into play as much as anything else. After all, the best man is the best man, regardless of HIV or AIDS, or anything else, and that’s the beauty of #love. Thank fully modern medicine allows both of you to enjoy full and fulfilling lives.
In these cases, PrEP may be an intervention of choice to protect the negative partner from acquiring an HIV-infection. PrEP can also work to give both partners some peace of mind. And that’s a great thing that we should celebrate and welcome.
#PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore #SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns #trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS

Most important background when it comes to #PrEP, when it comes to gay sex, I’m gayer than a #Sailor- I’ve been around the block. I came of age as a gay man in #NewYorkCity. I know what PrEP’s about – and I get it.
Sex is great; Pile it on.
But what are the questions we need to be asking about #Truvada?…. Follow the story #PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore #SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns #trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS

I volunteer for an org working to address AIDS. My job is to try and capture your #imagination.
#PrEP’s for prevention, but can we imagine a #Cure?
Can we imagine not needing pharmaceuticals, just to have Sex?
Can we imagine giving the Gift of a cure, to all those in need?
The org I volunteer for is Research Foundation to Cure AIDS. We’re all sorts of people, with all sorts of talents, and sorts of loved ones, and all sorts of reasons for uniting behind #Cure.
We believe a cure must be made available to all those in need, regardless of ability to pay, and I’ve committed to do my part to reach that goal.
#PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore #SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns #trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS

Kambiz Shekdar, Ph.D.
President, Research Foundation to Cure AIDS

I’m going to make the case that we’re in a “PrEP Bubble”, so let me share my background as a #biologist and #scientist:
I got my Ph.D from a Nobel-Prize winning lab at The Rockefeller University. I co-founded a successful biotech company called Chromocell Corporation and served as its Chief Scientific Officer. We built the company brick-by-brick, project-by-project, with no investors. I’m no longer at Chromocell. I do own a chunk and am also a board member.
One of Chromocell’s most exciting projects was recently presented at #TheWhiteHouse. We developed new, #NonAddictive pain blockers that appear to work better than #Morphine. The #FDA Fast-Tracked our pain blockers for clinical trials because they represent one of the few #hopes we have to help address the #Opioid epidemic. … We’re just now trying to dig ourselves out of the #Opioid drug mess- But are we only just starting to get ourselves #hooked on #Truvada and #PrEP? #pillandchain.
Fun Fact: My biotech also built miniature “taste bud cells” and used them for “turbo taste testing” of natural extracts from fruits, herbs and vegetables. We’ve found hundreds of rare natural flavors – sort of like next-generation #Stevia – to reduce sugar, and even salt, in the diet (imagine a “Stevia” for #salty taste…). “Flavor Health” is using these ingredients to help food companies make more healthful foods.
#PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore #SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns #trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS

In the spirit of #FullDisclosure and #Transparency, please allow me to properly introduce myself, my background and ties, as 1) a person, 2) a biologist and bio tech inventor, 3) my current role working to cure AIDS, 4) and as a gay man.
Here goes #1, Personal Background:

I was born in Iran. The pic is from the instant when I became a U.S. Citizen. I’m proud to be Iranian-American. I’ve grew up in #Iran, #Pakistan, #London, #HongKong, #Manhattan and #NewJersey. My accent is very mixed up.
Education was an important part of my life, but I wasn’t always a good student. I only did my work if I was interested in it. Otherwise I’d flunk. Still today, I only do things I care deeply about.
In high school I was class president, in college I stayed to myself. I went to Rutgers College for undergrad. Rutgers is in New Jersey. New Jersey is the pits. Later I spent 8 years getting my Ph.D. in cell biology at The Rockefeller University. It’s like a country club. They even have a bar on campus :))
All my jobs growing up were biology-related. Except when I was a bartender in #Paris for a bit. That’s where I met my first boyfriend. That’s also where I picked up my smoking habit, even though I should have known better. Fortunately, I was able to quit. I believe the tobacco industry criminally marketed its drug.
Fun Fact: I was born to ancient religion of #fire worshipers. The truth is, I am a little bit of a pyromaniac.
#PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore #SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns #trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS #Pride2019 #Pride2020 #NYCPride2019 #NYCPride2020

See what the New York Times says about drug companies paying money to AIDS orgs to push drugs like #Truvada. How do you think this money is influencing the info we get about #PrEP?
#FullDisclosure #Transparency #FollowtheMoney “Most AIDS organizations do accept grants from pharmaceutical companies — in some cases large ones. It is widely seen as a symbiotic relationship. AIDS nonprofits depend on funding from drug companies; drug companies depend on the organizations to educate patients about their wares. That arrangement rankled Sanders, who views the pharmaceutical industry as a public menace.” (Excerpt is in regards to Bernie Sanders and direcltly quoted from the New York Times article, “CEO of HIV”) #PrEPMan #pillandchain #BigPharma #BigMoney #Truvada #PrEP #livingsure #playsure #TruvadaComplicit #Truvadawhore#SHOUTCUREAIDS #Cure #HIV #AIDS #RFTCA #blacklivesmatter #women #gay #pride #pride2018 #NYCpride #instagay #gaysagainstguns #trans #transgender #drag #letscureaids #SHOUTCUREAIDS

Although Sub-Saharan Africa is only 12.5% of the world’s population, it holds 70% of new HIV infections. It’s easy to forget about those still suffering without proper treatment. The fight for a cure is a global one. Donate now to cure AIDS. #linkinbio
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