“I thought for that moment that I was happy, and the reason I was happy was: what if instead of 61 percent, it could have been 85 percent if used correctly?” Zikhaili wondered. “Maybe it could be a totally different story [than 27 percent]. Maybe the results would be something we didn’t expect.”
“When you live in a country where three gay men an hour get infected with HIV, this epidemic is not stopping, not slowing down—and he called us all cowards,” Krellenstein said. “I was fucking furious. I was… I was beyond angry. I’m still kind of amazed I sat down and had dinner with him.”
But he did, and Kramer did. And the fighting words dissolved. Kramer was on board.
If Shore were to become infected with HIV, Assurant would cover it, no problem (Truvada is also used to treat people who have HIV, in combination with other drugs). But as for prevention? He was out of luck.