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  • Telling tales and talking-through

    There has been a recent wave of films and television events, for a combined gay and heterosexual audience, in an emerging genre of “AIDS nostalgia”. I’m thinking of films like Dallas Buyers’ Club and television series like Angels in America and The Normal Heart.

    14 hours ago | Bad Blood (blog)
  • In treatment as prevention era, health communication plays new and critical role

    When biomedical answers have supplanted behavior change messages as the most promising measures of preventing HIV transmission, what is the role of health communication in confronting the epidemic now?

    18 July 2014 | Science Speaks
  • The Failure of the ABC Approach to HIV Prevention

    For close to 25 years the standard HIV prevention strategy was the ABC sexual behaviour change strategy: Abstain, be Faithful, and use Condoms. Today, this ‘old’ strategy has all but faded into the background, with only condoms remaining on the tick-list of ‘to do’s’. The evidence was clear: New infections continued to rise steadily year after year, regardless of ABC. The 2012 South African Department of Health Antenatal Study confirms this.

    08 July 2014 | Communications Initiative
  • HIV Experts Look To Video Games, Chat Rooms, And Social Media To Help Promote Prevention

    A study out of Columbia University School of Nursing has revealed that HIV prevention tips spread through video games, text messages, chat rooms, and social media have been linked to less risky sexual behavior and more HIV testing among gay and bisexual men.

    25 June 2014 | Medical Daily
  • New videos combat HIV stigma with human stories

    A BRAND new series of videos that aims to break down the stigma surrounding HIV has just been released by HIV Foundation Queensland.

    18 June 2014 | Sydney Star Observer
  • Condomless Sex and Gay Men

    Perhaps the alarming reaction to PrEP is not surprising. Our culture has always had harsh words for gay men, women, or anyone who wasn’t a heterosexual man who exhibited and acted upon strong sexual appetites outside of traditional marriage.

    06 June 2014 | Psychology Today
  • CDC Launches New Campaign - "Start Talking. Stop HIV." - for Gay and Bisexual Men

    The campaign encourages gay and bisexual men to talk to their sexual partners about HIV testing, HIV status, condoms, PrEP, PEP and antiretroviral therapy.

    22 May 2014 | AIDS.gov
  • Snip Decision: Africa's Campaign To Circumcise Its Men

    Social marketing campaigns for male circumcision in Zimbabwe focus on themes other than HIV - hygiene, sexual attraction and sexual performance.

    12 May 2014 | NPR
  • Viet Nam: Internet HIV prevention efforts prove successful

    Smartphone applications and the internet are the best tools to engage men who have sex with men in Ho Chi Minh City's HIV prevention programme.

    06 May 2014 | Vietnamnet
  • GMFA: It’s time for Young Gay Men to ‘Think Again’ about HIV

    “If we are going to avoid a generation of gay men getting infected it’s important that we persuade young gay men to think again about HIV, to reconsider some of the things that they think they know, to arm themselves with the information and the skills they need to prevent transmission,” said GMFA’s Chief Executive, Matthew Hodson.

    25 April 2014 | GMFA press release
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