Most romances feature an unlikely couple. They are thrown together by circumstances, then need to overcome some seemingly insurmountable obstacle to achieve their “happily ever after” (or “happily enough for now”).  How does Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) affect this dynamic?

The most widely-used drug for PrEP is Truvada®. It was once infamously characterized as a “party drug” whose effect would be to encourage gay men to have unprotected sex with multiple partners. We would like to go beyond that stereotype with stories that explore the impact PrEP has on romantic relationships, using the genre of romance fiction. Is PrEP the barrier or the solution? Is emotional fidelity more important than sexual fidelity? And are the issues limited to young gay men, or do they extend to lesbian couples, transexuals, and the elderly? Is “happily ever after” even possible today?

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