“We should be advancing public discussion and action around PrEP,” insists Dr.
Ayala. “There is unfinished business on the research and implementation fronts
that still need watchdogging. New and exciting approaches are on the horizon,
including the promise of long-term injectables. The importance of PrEP is bigger
than its HIV prevention potential and our actions shouldn’t be clouded by
outmoded thinking. PrEP can be a catalyst for mobilizing community through a
more progressive vision for the sexual health and wellness of MSM. We can
About MSMGF: MSMGF has worked since its founding in 2006 to encourage
targeted, tailored, better-resourced, and rights-based sexual health services for
gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) worldwide, through its
advocacy and technical support work. As a global network, MSMGF has
successfully influenced HIV responses at the local level through shifts in global-
level policies and has effectively utilized public health as an entry point for
advancing the human rights of LGBT people. MSMGF currently supports programs
in 15 countries.
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