The PrEP Diaries

book cover of the PrEP Diaries, featuring a mostly nude man in a sea of Truvada pills
The PrEP Diaries from Lethe Press. Photo by Laura Treadway

Order The PrEP Diaries today (print and ebook)!

My new book explores dating, hooking up, and living with the advent of Truvada PrEP, a revolutionary HIV medication that blocks transmission of the virus. This treatment is changing the social-sexual landscape not just for LGBTQ people but for everyone.

“[C]omically engrossing…” – Josh Galassi, Queerty

“Evan J. Peterson has a wonderful way with words. It’s well-written, engaging, and at times tremendously witty.” – William Holden, author of Secret Societies

“The growing use of PrEP heralds a mythic shift in the lives of millions of Americans, and here’s the valuable story of one of them. Evan J. Peterson’s The PrEP Diaries is a sweet, smart, open-hearted navigation of this promising and complicated new world.” – David Schmader, journalist and playwrite

Peterson’s (dark) humor and willingness to share moments that he may not be proud of help make this an accessible introduction to a complex but unquestionably important moment in our cultural relationship with HIV/AIDS.” – Forewords Reviews

[A] bold coming-of-age story about creating a queer sex life that matters…Evan J. Peterson helps us to imagine sexual splendor as a meticulously-crafted, kind and slutty, wild and loving path toward individual and communal possibility.” – Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of The End of San Francisco


In Queerty, interviewed by Josh Galassi

NPR’s show “1A” with Joshua Johnson (I join the conversation 12 minutes in) on changing healthcare climate and PrEP

My Articles and Essays on PrEP:

The Case for PrEP, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love HIV-Positive Guys” in The Stranger

How Do We Negotiate Condom Usage in the Age of PrEP?” in

Yes, I’m Still on PrEP, and Yes, I Still Think of It as a Godsend” in The Stranger

PrEP: So Effective, It’s Unheard Of” at

More info on Truvada/PrEP and affording a prescription (pardon redundant SEO tags):

PrEP provider locator

“What Is Truvada For PrEP?”

CDC: “HIV Basics: PrEP”

Gilead Sciences Truvada PrEP Insurance Co-Pay Financial Assistance (Affordable Medication)

PrEP in the UK (London, Manchester, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)

PrEP in Australia (Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide) and also here

PrEP in Seattle

PrEP in San Francisco

PrEP in New York City

PrEP in Los Angeles

PrEP in Chicago

PrEP in Atlanta

PrEP in Miami and South Florida

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