"#TruvadaWhore" T-Shirts Sold For Charity By HIV Counselor
A San Francisco-based HIV-testing counselor is celebrating a controversial term to raise money to fight HIV/AIDS. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Adam Zebowski has started a Kickstarter-like fund for his AIDS/Lifecycle donations and offering his backers a t-shirt with "#TruvadaWhore" emblazoned on the front in return.
The term refers to an emerging perception in the gay community that HIV-negative men who take Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylactic against HIV before having sex are "whores."
He writes on Ink Customized:
Be proud, you #TruvadaWhore. I support the #reappropriation of derogatory terms. I am against slut-shaming. I am pro health and wellness. I think PrEP is a great HIV prevention tool if it works for you. I am a #TruvadaWhore. $3.40 of each shirt will be donated on my behalf to my AIDS/Lifecycle fundraising goal of $3000.
What do you think of Adam's t-shirt, Instincters?