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Episode 68 – Prepping for PrEP

No matter if you are living with HIV or not, know someone who is living with, or if you are just getting started in kink, no matter where you are on the spectrum if you are listening to this show you are likely in the target group that needs to know the latest about HIV prevention and treatment.

And in the very latest is the usage of PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) is now front and center of the public health community. There are so many questions regarding prep; including what it is, how to use it, how effective it is, should you take it, what does taking it say about me, should it say anything at all.

For this show we brought back our friend Karen Dykes, a local health professional that specializes in infectious disease and HIV, to share her knowledge about PrEP and so much more. She makes reference during the show to a great site where you can learn more, which is prepfacts.org

Even if you know you will never be at risk because you don’t ever do anything risky, there is some great information in this episode for you, for everyone. So excited to bring this to you.

Show Notes

In the News

Discussion Topics

  • What is PrEP and why would you use it?
  • Which people should consider PrEP?
  • Possible health and social side effects
  • Questions from our fabulous listeners


About Our Guest

Karen Dykes is a nurse practitioner that specializes in infectious diseases, STD’s, and HIV. She lives in Seattle.


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Episode 21 – Spreading (the word about) STDs

Thanks to a listener suggestion, we pulled together some experts on STI’s. Turns out we had two readily available to us. First is a good friend of TJ (listen to him and Brett on Episode 9) who is a local N.P. specializing in Infectious Disease and HIV. Karen Dykes (yes that is her name!) in fun and funny, and we couldn’t think of anyone better that could come talk to us from a health care provider point of view.

Also, Daddy Tony has spent many years as a volunteer and as a professional peer educator in the San Francisco community. He comes armed with years of experience talking about STDs and HIV from all kinds of backgrounds, including gay and kinky communities, so having his voice as a part of the show is critical perfect and I know he was very happy to be able to provide this information.

We made reference to some resources that are out there, which we will post up later this week in a new post. And be sure to check the show notes section for a reference to a TEDx talk about a possible public health message regarding reducing the spread of STDs sent in by Fossil9 (Thanks much Fossil!).


Show Notes

In the News

Listener Letter

A listener sent in the following mail that prompted us to start preparing for this show. The mail was:

I love the show and have been looking for this kind of show for a long time, and look forward to every episode. Can you do a myth of STD’s or a STD tip that would be great. I am a social worker and would love to recommend your podcast to my “let’s talk sex” Group.

Discussion Topics

  • Resources
  • There is more than HIV
  • Prevention Tips
  • HIV
  • PREP
  • Window of exposure
  • “Clean”?
  • TEDx: Rule of Three Discussion

About Our Guest

Karen Dykes is a nurse practitioner that specializes in infectious diseases, STD’s, and HIV. She lives in Seattle.


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