Michael Lucas: AHF’s Michael Weinstein needs to be removed from his job for remarks about Truvada

Apr 14, 2014
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Michael Lucas calls on AHF's Michael Weinstein to be removed from his job for remarks about Truvada

An Op-Ed by the head of Lucas Entertainment, one of the largest producers of all-male adult content, on the danger in calling PrEP a “Party Drug”

Michael Lucas

“We need to take Mr. Weinstein and his radical rhetoric out of the national conversation,” says Michael Lucas. He needs to be removed from his post at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Immediately.”

In the last twelve months PrEP, the HIV-prevention strategy that relies on a medication called Truvada, has gotten the attention of the national news media.

And, as well as it should.

It’s arguably the most important breakthrough in HIV medicine since the mid-1990s, when HIV was made no longer a death sentence, thanks to retro-antivirals and protease inhibitors.

But each time a major news organization takes on this important subject, it calls upon one individual who’s on a crusade to snuff out PrEP: Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

Michael Weinstein news to be removed

Weinstein under fire from his own community

Mr. Weinstein knows how to portray PrEP, along with gay men, in the most unattractive light. This month he told the Associated Press, ”Let’s be honest: It’s [Truvada] a party drug.” In Mr. Weinsteing’s eyes, PrEP isn’t about public health. It’s just a highly expensive way for those horny, irresponsible gays to go back to their barebacking-gone-wild.

It would be one thing if this were a talking point of a crackpot on The 700 Club. Hell, Mr. Weinstein’s words could be adapted nicely for a poster for the Westboro Baptist Church. But this man, who earns, according the LA Times, around $390,000 per year, leads an organization that’s the largest provider of HIV/AIDS services in the United States. Yet his views are so out of line with scientific reality that, before approving PrEP, the head of the Centers for Disease Control refused to even meet with him.

The truth is this: The latest research shows that people who take PrEP on a daily basis achieve upwards of 90 percent protection from the virus. That’s a conservative estimate. In the largest study to date, not a single person who took PrEP as prescribed became HIV positive.

Instead of trumpeting this amazing news as a game-changer in efforts to prevent around 50,000 new infections each year, Mr. Weinstein tells ABC News, “I think it [PrEP] will be a catastrophe for HIV prevention in this country,”

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[…] Mr. Weinstein knows how to portray PrEP, along with gay men, in the most unattractive light. This month he told the Associated Press, ”Let’s be honest: It’s [Truvada] a party drug.” In Mr. Weinsteing’s eyes, PrEP isn’t about public health. It’s just a highly expensive way for those horny, irresponsible …read more     […]

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6 years ago

[…] Michael Lucas: AHF’s Michael Weinstein needs to be removed from his job for remarks about Truvada […]

Jamie Gardner
6 years ago

Michael Weinstein’s viewpoint on PrEP reminds me of people who are against teenagers having condoms because it will encourage them to have sex. Another example of this kind of reasoning is those who are against clean needles being handed to drug users to prevent them from getting HIV.

Ernest Greene
Ernest Greene
6 years ago
Reply to  Jamie Gardner

As predicted, all downhill for Weinstein and AHF from here.

mharris127
mharris127
6 years ago

This is Weinfuck trying to save his job. If no one gets HIV than no one will need AHF services and the donations from the public would stop. Again, Weinfuck can go suck Marc Wallice’s dick and swallow every drop when Marc cums. Better yet, let Marc Wallice cum deep in your asshole Michael Weinfuck. Go fuck off, you idiot asshole potlicker Michael Weinfuck!

TRPWL
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6 years ago
Reply to  mharris127

MHarris, were you been? Is it slow over at South’s site?

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