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Authors: Avery Cockburn

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“Especially in the dark.” Fergus’s voice started to fade. “We’ll always be safe with each other.”

“Aye, we will.” As a contented sleep stole his consciousness, John whispered the word echoing in his mind. “Always.”

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Author’s Note on Prexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Some readers, especially those in the United States, might wonder why Fergus and John didn’t opt for medicines like Truvada, which have been shown to help prevent the spread of HIV. At the time the story took place, October 2014, and at the time of this story’s publication, November 2015, Truvada was approved in Scotland for use in suppressing HIV in those already infected—but it has not yet been approved for the
of infection. So Scotsmen like Fergus and John can take Truvada only if they’re already HIV-positive.

In September 2015 the British medical journal
The Lancet
published the results of a study showing Truvada reduced the risk of infection by 86% in men who had sex with men:

So hopefully before long, “Play It Safe” will be truly outdated.

About the Author

Avery Cockburn (rhymes with Savory Slow Churn—mmmm, ice cream…) lives in the US with one infinitely patient man and two infinitely impatient cats.

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