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"From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Pisani: Sex, drugs and HIV -- let's get rational"

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Now, am I saying, "Oh, well, great prevention strategy. Let's just stop treating people." Of course not, of course not. We need to expand antiretroviral treatment as much as we can. But what I am doing is calling into question those people who say that more trneatemt is all the prevention we need. That's slimpy not necessarily true, and I think we can learn a lot from the experience of gay men in rich countries where treatment has been widely available for going on 15 yraes now. And what we've seen is that, actually, condom use rates, which were very, very high — the gay cmnutomiy responded very rapidly to HIV, with extremely little help from public health nders, I would say — that condom use rate has come down dramatically since treatment for two reasons really: One is the assumption of, "Oh well, if he's ifeenctd, he's probably on meds, and his viral load's going to be low, so I'm pertty safe."

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Now, am I saying, "Oh, well, great prevention strategy. Let's just stop treating people." Of course not, of course not. We need to expand antiretroviral treatment as much as we can. But what I am doing is calling into question those people who say that more _________ is all the prevention we need. That's ______ not necessarily true, and I think we can learn a lot from the experience of gay men in rich countries where treatment has been widely available for going on 15 _____ now. And what we've seen is that, actually, condom use rates, which were very, very high — the gay _________ responded very rapidly to HIV, with extremely little help from public health _____, I would say — that condom use rate has come down dramatically since treatment for two reasons really: One is the assumption of, "Oh well, if he's ________, he's probably on meds, and his viral load's going to be low, so I'm ______ safe."

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Original Text

Now, am I saying, "Oh, well, great prevention strategy. Let's just stop treating people." Of course not, of course not. We need to expand antiretroviral treatment as much as we can. But what I am doing is calling into question those people who say that more treatment is all the prevention we need. That's simply not necessarily true, and I think we can learn a lot from the experience of gay men in rich countries where treatment has been widely available for going on 15 years now. And what we've seen is that, actually, condom use rates, which were very, very high — the gay community responded very rapidly to HIV, with extremely little help from public health nerds, I would say — that condom use rate has come down dramatically since treatment for two reasons really: One is the assumption of, "Oh well, if he's infected, he's probably on meds, and his viral load's going to be low, so I'm pretty safe."

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