PrEP: My Opinion

Now as I am a gay man, there are certain things that men who have sex with men (MSM) are more prone to getting. I am talking about HIV and AIDS. Since the outbreak in the 1980s  many different steps have been taken to prevent the horrible desise. Such as condoms and better sexual health awareness.

However in recent months a drug going by the name of PrEP. or (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) for the technical term is a drug that can prevent HIV from getting into the body. 

The drug was on a trial through the NHS however, the NHS refused to fund the treatment. This was until yesterday when the High Court of England order the NHS must fund the Drug.

Personally, I believe that this was the best decision made. By funding this drug it can reduce the amount of cases of HIV and promote a healthy attitude to safe sex. Right now we should be celebrating but….

Thanks, some newspapers ( The Daily Mail and The Times) who have branded PrEP as a “lifestyle drug”. This is among some of the lowest Yellow Jounrlasim I have ever come across. The fact that these two newspapers are branding a drug that can PREVENT HIV as a fucking lifestyle drug with the likes of cannabis and meth.

It drives me insane how much bigotry is in print journalism. How that these people are able to spew such filth and hatred on a page. (No surprises coming from the Daily Mail who’s editor has the editorial skills of a monkey) 

I believe that PrEP should be funded and the best way to fund PrEP is to make the wealthy pay for the NHS. 

I know this article is long but this is topic is so close to me and i hope people can relate to my thoughts 

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Author: JordanDodds

Lead Author and Owner of Journaling Thoughts, Aspiring Journalist and writer. follow on twitter @its_jordandodds

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