Frank Ocean debuted his new queer club night PrEP+ in Queens, but many critics accused Ocean of trying to rewrite history and taking funding from PrEP manufacturers for the invite-only event.
"I think it's important here that we notice that we the public, we the people, developed this drug. We paid for this drug, we led and developed all the patents to create PrEP," the progressive congresswoman from New York explained.
The video is being shared in the wake of a sexual assault allegation made against him.
The antiretroviral drug PrEP that can reliably cut the risk of contracting HIV has seen a rapid rise in popularity over the last few years, but condom use has also gone down.
Taking PrEP can reduce the risk of contracting HIV by more than 90 percent.
Public health officials urge physicians to counsel certain patients on pre-exposure prophylaxis, which has been found to reduce HIV transmission by more than 90 percent.
A pill meant to prevent HIV infections in high-risk individuals appears to be working, according to two new studies.
An insurance company reports patients on preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have remained free of the virus.
Tensions rise over a prophylactic drug treatment for HIV infection