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The Condom King and his mission to combat Aids taboos

Young Kenyans’ ignorance around sex is helping to fuel infection. One man thinks he may have found an answer. According to Africa’s King of Condoms this is why the young must be a focus of HIV prevention. Stanley Ngara, 45, says; "I say to them that what your teacher did not tell you, what your father did not tell you, what your uncle did not tell you, the King of Condoms will tell you."

Published
10 December 2018
From
Evening Standard
Stop blaming PrEP for the rise in STIs – the picture is more complex than that

When MSM seek out PrEP, it is a decision that should be supported. To castigate them is to increase stigma and discourage their engagement with health services. We must encourage PrEP use, accept that condom use may fall as a result, design supportive care and be happy knowing that every averted HIV infection is a life-altering moment.

Published
10 December 2018
From
The Conversation
Testing times: four emerging STIs that you can’t afford to ignore

Although gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis grab most of the headlines, public health officials are warily watching the emergence of other bacterial sexually transmitted infections.

Published
06 December 2018
From
Mosaic
How to Cope When You’re Looking for Love, but Finding HIV Stigma Instead

Members of the POZ Personals community share their experiences.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Poz
The unexpected effects of the HIV prevention pill

PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STIs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Mosaic
France's health system to reimburse cost of condoms in fight against STDs

The French government said Tuesday it would take the rare step of reimbursing prescription-bought condoms to combat the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Published
29 November 2018
From
France 24
Could your favourite birth control put you at risk of HIV?

We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women.

Published
23 November 2018
From
Bhekisisa
Drugs and alcohol complicate sexual consent, but context can make things clearer

Sexual consent is an important, complex and often awkward topic to talk about. And when people have been consuming alcohol or other drugs, it makes negotiating sexual consent even more complicated. Indeed, drawing the line between consensual sex and assault when a complainant is heavily intoxicated is a particularly difficult area of law.

Published
22 November 2018
From
The Conversation
What 5,000 Phone Sex Calls Taught Me about Gay Men

The number might be a little low. Over the course of my “phone fantasy” career in the 1980s, I spoke to as many as ten customers in a given day, numbering in the many thousands over the years. That’s a lot of heavy breathing.

Published
15 November 2018
From
My Fabulous Disease
Ageism And Sexuality

Older people are often stereotyped as non-sexual beings who should not, cannot, and do not want to have sexual relationships. Ageism prevents us to respect all forms of intimacy and sexual orientation in later life. Time to break the taboos!

Published
05 November 2018
From
Ageing Equal
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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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