Why This Trans Guy Stopped Taking Daily PrEP for HIV Prevention

I’m not stopping pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) because my skin turned blue. That was an embarrassing mistake I made in the first few days of trying it. Don’t tell anyone, though, or they’ll find out that I’m the kind of guy who buys a black flannel shirt and wears it for a few days without washing it, not realizing it’s going to seep dye onto exposed areas, causing me to make panicky calls to bemused, sympathetic friends and globally noted HIV researchers alike.

PrEP Has Become Part of My Life

I have to say that PrEP has become a part of my life and I feel really good about it, I also have been very happy on the Women?s PrEP Project and I will miss being a participant. As a woman, it?s never easy to talk about sexual health, let alone something like PrEP.

Taking Back My Power

If I want to be a strong, independent woman then I have to be smart about my health and my body as it affects my life, my partners and even my children. Ultimately, for me, PrEP is about taking back my power. To take back my power and take ownership over my body. With this awareness I want to make positive choices for myself and walk through whatever fear I have.