Facebook, ever the authority of genuine news and great advertisements, is expelling promotions that purportedly dishonestly guarantee the HIV anticipation sedate Truvada for PrEP has destructive symptoms, following a clamor from LGBTQ activists.
Business Insider reports that the advertisements were posted a while back by close to home damage legal advisors and recorded various Truvada PrEP symptoms that could frighten individuals away the medication, despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state pre-introduction prophylaxisis is up to 99 percent viable in keeping individuals from contracting HIV and has helped new HIV cases drop impressively since it was affirmed for utilize a couple of years prior.
Toward the beginning of December, LGBTQ advocate bunch GLAAD presented an open letter on Mark Zuckerberg (who appears to run online networking stages that have an issue with PrEP) asking Facebook to evacuate the promotions. GLAAD called them “factually inaccurate” and caused “significant harm to public health.” Per the letter:
“Leading public health officials, medical professionals, and dedicated PrEP navigators and outreach coordinators have shared that these advertisements on Facebook and Instagram are being directly cited by at-risk community members expressing heightened fears about taking PrEP.”
“This issue goes beyond misinformation, as it puts real people’s lives in imminent danger. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that when taken daily, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV from sex or injection drug use. The CDC states: “Studies have shown that PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% when taken daily.” The World Health Organization recommends that “people at substantial risk of HIV infection should be offered PrEP as an additional prevention choice, as part of comprehensive prevention.””
Elizabeth Warren ringed in:
It appears that rather than transparently conceding its mix-up, Facebook has been discreetly bringing down the promotions. GLAAD appears to be upbeat they’re doing it by any means, however the gathering says they’d prefer to see Facebook make more move to stem the multiplication of phony news and deception. Wouldn’t we as a whole!
“The question remains—why is Facebook taking money from these ambulance-chasing law firms for ads that are helping the spread of HIV?” Peter Staley, who helped to establish the HIV/AIDS dissident gathering the PrEP4All Collaboration, said in an announcement.