A Safe(r) Sex Memoir

The term PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) has become part of our dialogues with not only personal physicians but friends and lovers. The gay, bisexual, queer and transgender community is exploring Truvada, the first daily pill prescribed to HIV-negative people that prevents transmission of the virus, while the straight world catches up. Author Evan J. Peterson first wrote about his experience taking PrEP for The Stranger back in 2014. Since then he has chronicled his life in the same clever and sardonic tone; readers of The PrEP Diaries will enjoy Evan’s stories about sex, intimacy, and the wild new frontiers of queer life in an increasingly PrEP-savvy world.
Evan J. Peterson is the editor of the Lambda Literary Award finalist Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City 5, as well as author of Skin Job and The Midnight Channel. His writing can be found in BoingBoing, The Stranger, TheBody.com, Weird Tales, Best Gay Stories 2015, and The Queer South anthology.

“Peterson’s (dark) humor and willingness to share moments that he may not be proud of help make this an accessible introduction to a complex but unquestionably important moment in our cultural relationship with HIV/AIDS.” – Forewords Reviews

“The PrEP Diaries is much more than personal thoughts about a drug that prevents HIV infection; it’s a bold coming-of-age story about creating a queer sex life that matters. Confronting the societal homophobia, internalized shame, and fear of infection that are familiar to every queer person growing up in the age of AIDS, Evan J. Peterson helps us to imagine sexual splendor as a meticulously-crafted, kind and slutty, wild and loving path toward individual and communal possibility.” – Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of The End of San Francisco

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