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What I’ve learned about online dating as a woman living with HIV

My advice to someone who is newly diagnosed and looking to date is to take your time. Get your head around living with HIV, and then step out into the world of dating.

Published
02 August 2018
From
The i
This new dating research proves so many people still believe outdated HIV myths

A shocking number of people wouldn't swipe right on an HIV positive person who was on effective treatment.

Published
09 July 2018
From
Cosmopolitan
Almost half of millennial women do not get enough enjoyment from sex, Public Health England report reveals

Around 42% of 25 to 34-year-olds suffer from a "lack of sexual enjoyment", compared with less than a third of those aged from 55 to 64.

Published
27 June 2018
From
Evening Standard
Dating While HIV Positive

POZ Personals members share their dating advice.

Published
19 June 2018
From
Poz
We need to talk about how Grindr is affecting gay men’s mental health

As a gay psychiatrist who studies gender and sexuality, I’m thrilled with the huge strides we’ve made over the past decade to bring gay relationships into the mainstream...But I’m worried by the rise of the underground digital bathhouse. Apps like Grindr, with 3 million daily active users, and others like Scruff and Jack’d, are designed to help gay men solicit sex, often anonymously, online. I am all for sexual liberation, but I can’t stop wondering if these apps also have a negative effect on gay men’s mental health.

Published
05 April 2018
From
Vox
Grindr was a safe space for gay men. Its HIV status leak betrayed us.

The reason many men feel comfortable posting their status underneath a picture of themselves is because Grindr is considered to be for gay men only. No one needs to worry about their straight coworkers, concerned mothers, prying neighbours, or busybody pastors logging on and finding out something they are comfortable revealing only to potential dates and sex partners.

Published
04 April 2018
From
The Guardian
Why a fulfilling sexual life with HIV matters

As International Women’s Day approaches, I believe now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to make a positive difference in sexual health and rights for women living with HIV. To do this, we need supportive social conditions in which women’s sexual needs and desires are not only respected but embraced. Although we pay most attention to preventing the transmission of HIV to intimate partners, women’s sexual concerns go far beyond condom use. We need to talk about the sexual changes they experience and how these individual vulnerabilities are linked to structural inequalities.

Published
09 March 2018
From
The Conversation
Ruthless ‘Google search’ style dating encourages racism

WHEN it comes to hook-ups, it seems people just want to get straight to the point. The freedom to be picky is one of the many attractions of signing up to apps like Grindr and Tinder but in this world of ruthless judgment, there’s not much room for hurt feelings. Unlike dating in the real world, judging on appearances and listing preferences is encouraged, inhibitions are shed and it’s easy to think anything goes.

Published
11 December 2017
From
News.com.au
Life on London's first Aids ward

Opened in 1987 by Diana, Princess of Wales, the Broderip, at the Middlesex Hospital, was the first Aids ward in London. In a time before antiretroviral medications, it was populated by patients, often young men, facing a life cut brutally - and painfully - short. Photographer Gideon Mendel overrode the contemporary stigma surrounding HIV to take tender portraits of partners, friends and family comforting their loved ones.

Published
24 November 2017
From
BBC
Psychological impact of PrEP: beyond efficacy and cost-effectiveness

The impact of PrEP on quality of life in reducing HIV-related anxiety and more dynamic and fulfilled sex lives is potentially as important as hard endpoints for reduced HIV infections. Mitzy Gafos presented experiences from using PrEP as part of the UK PROUD study, based on semi-structured interviews with 41 participants.

Published
06 October 2017
From
HIV i-Base
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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