Tag: PreP

Chronic Experimentation by Kane Race

Kane Race , February 26th, 2021

The introduction of effective combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV disease in 1996 was commonly narrated as a major event that transformed HIV from an inevitable death sentence into…


PrEP in Thailand in the time of COVID-19

Timothy Quinn , June 30th, 2020

In 2012, the first PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) drugs came onto the market, poised to revolutionize the field of HIV prevention. ‘The Pill’ promised to usher in a kind…


PrEP at the After/Party: The ‘Post-AIDS’ Politics of Frank Ocean’s “PrEP+” by Benjamin Weil

Benjamin Weil , November 4th, 2019

Introduction HIV/AIDS prevention efforts have taken many forms, ranging from pop-up stalls at LGBTQ+ Pride parades to circuit parties at popular queer venues. In this essay, we examine…


Crafting a ‘critically-applied’ PrEP collaboration in Memphis by Matthew Thomann

Matthew Thomann , October 21st, 2019

Encountering PrEP I became interested in PrEP as an object of anthropological research on the L train between 1st and 3rd Avenues in Manhattan. It was the summer…


PrEP at the Margins: Towards a Critically Applied Anthropology of Nordic PrEP Access by Tony Joakim Sandset

Tony Joakim Sandset , September 9th, 2019

In the spirit of this series on a ‘critically applied’ approach to PrEP, this piece shows how thinking with the concept of marginality can contribute to an analysis…


Internet-Based Access to PrEP in the U.S.: A “Critically Applied” Approach and the Symbolic Effects of a Clinical-Technological Assemblage by Shana Hughes

Shana Hughes , July 22nd, 2019

Introduction “I‘d been trying to get PrEP through my physician at the time, and …I had to print up all these studies and all the prescription information because…


“Zero infections. Zero deaths. Zero stigma.” by Ryan Whitacre

Ryan Whitacre , June 17th, 2019

The UNAIDS mission of “Getting to Zero” is supported by three key goals: “Zero infections. Zero deaths. Zero stigma.” By taking up this mission, the San Francisco Department…