Writer and HIV advocate Mark S. King has written about his interview with pornstar Michael Lucas and HIV positive boyfriend Tyler Helms, the warmth of their relationship communicated clearly throughout the article.
King discusses the obvious intrigue that must come with dating a famous gay pornstar, but makes point to mention:
“…what truly interests me is the fact they are engaged in the most modern of gay romances. It isn’t simply because one of them is HIV positive and the other negative. It’s about what they are doing about it. Between them, they are practicing both of the most exciting developments in HIV prevention of the last generation.”
But what are these exciting developments? Mark is talking about the dual action of the HIV negative partner Michael taking PrEP and Tyler who is HIV positive maintaining his undetectable viral load through ART therapy. Since his initial diagnosis, Tyler has moved down to just one medication.