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Video celebrating World AIDS Day

Queer Lisboa and website PREP.PT challenged Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gonçalves Mendes to direct a video featuring renowned north-American porn actor Colby Keller, to be released on the World AIDS Day, celebrated on December the 1st.

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and it is a new strategy for preventing HIV infection (with a success rate of over 99% in cases registered) by taking a single pill (tenofovir + emtricitabine).

Produced by Jumpcut, the video aims to raise awareness in the communities most vulnerable to HIV infection, namely men who have sex with men, and to alert Health agents for the urgent need to implement and spread the word on this prevention strategy now available in Portugal, according to the DGS – Direção Geral de Saúde [Portuguese Health Authority] norm, published on this past 28th November, following what has already happened in several other European countries. 

The video can be seen here.