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Facebook: a powerful tool for learning about PrEP
[From DailyXtra, May 23, 2016] Facebook can often feel like a huge waste of time, but could it actually be a useful tool for LGBT people? According to PrEP educator and marriage and family therapist Damon Jacobs, it is. He started the PrEP Facts: Rethinking HIV Prevention and Sex Facebook group on July 1, 2013, in an effort to educate others about PrEP. Since then, him and the group have been mentioned in Out, New York Magazine and The New York Times. There are now 14,182 worldwide members and counting, creating a supportive network that provides reliable research data, documents and articles about PrEP. It has successfully created a supportive and safe repository of information — all on a platform that many think of as a waste of time.