Kit was there to provide the negative. His argument wasn’t bad. He took us through the absurdity of the number of doses of doxycycline that would be required to be taken by an individual to prevent just one personal infection – a feat that would see their doctor in the grave before realising their goal. He played up the side effects and potential harms which included weight gain (well illustrated by the use of doxycycline to promote weight gain in poultry!). But perhaps Kit’s argument was over before it even began. During the disclosure of interests, Kit pointed out that the opinions he was about to give, were not, in fact, his own. So indeed it really was a battle of Woody and Buzz. The Evil Emperor Zurg was nowhere to be seen. The final result….a draw.
Author bio: Sharon is the Clinical Nurse Consultant for HIV & Sexual Health at St George Hospital, Sydney, NSW.