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  • Bug chasing and me

    Recently I have come into contact with a number of people on online who have asked me to “poz” them. How did a virus like HIV become fetishized, and what happens when they become positive?

    17 April 2014 | Beyond Positive
  • When HIV is a turn-on

    Treasure Island Media’s new porn film, “Viral Loads,” is stoking controversy by fetishizing HIV and transmission risk.

    16 April 2014 | Salon
  • In Conversation with Jake Sobo from "My Life on PrEP"

    This week the MSMGF Blog talks to Jake Sobo, creator of the weekly column, “My Life on PrEP.” At a time when few other channels candidly discussed the use of Truvada for HIV prevention (pre-exposure prophylaxis, or “PrEP”), Jake’s honest and sex-positive approach helped shift conversations surrounding new prevention technology in the United States. Jake discusses why he started the blog, the public’s response, and what he’s doing now.

    31 March 2014 | MSMGF blog
  • STI infection rates among gay men reach 'crisis' levels

    A growing epidemic in the UK of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) linked to a rise in unprotected sex and club drug use represents “a crisis for gay men”, a leading expert has said. Rates of gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis in gay men have soared in recent years, official figures show, while new HIV infections have also reached record highs.

    09 February 2014 | The Independent
  • HPV Vaccination 'Should Be Given To Boys'

    Thousands of lives could be saved in Britain each year if boys are given the same vaccination that protects girls from developing cervical cancer. Campaigners say the jab - which 12 and 13-year-old girls get to immunise them against Human Papilloma Virus - would be "hugely beneficial" to boys as well. They say the £24m-a-year cost of immunising boys would save "a colossal amount further down the health chain".

    05 February 2014 | Sky News
  • Meth: interview with DJ Fat Tony on sex party drug behind HIV rise in London gay scene

    Follow-up interview to with gay scene DJ Fat Tony on increases in meth injection in gay men in London. "These are not street addicts - I know doctors, practitioners, lawyers- this is injection of a recreational drug."

    31 January 2014 | Channel 4 News
  • John Grant: HIV 'Doesn't Make Me Less of a Human'

    After publicly disclosing his HIV status while guesting at a Hercules & Love Affair gig in London last year, musician John Grant got sober and self-analysed. “Sex and, more particularly, unsafe sex was just another way of escape and forgetting,” he says.

    20 January 2014 | The Music
  • Sex, on (T)app, right now. Cum ‘n’ get it.

    20 years ago, every gay Londoner traipsing across Hampstead Heath, or risking the dangers of cottaging would have only dreamed of the easy access sex available now through sites and apps like Grindr, Gaydar and BBRT. Our wildest sexual fantasies only a mouse-click away; scroll down and tap that app, it’ll all be yours. Bring it on.

    16 January 2014 | FS
  • The 10 Biggest Misconceptions About Anal Sex

    Clinical Sexologist and Marriage and Family Therapist Dr. Kat Van Kirk weighed in on what's true about anal, and what's not.

    03 January 2014 | Cosmopolitan
  • Hey CDC, You Can Suck My...

    Great news: the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) finally updated their fact sheet titled "Oral Sex and HIV Risk." But their document isn't as clear as it could be.

    27 December 2013 | Huffington Post
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