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  • The Welcome Side Effect of PrEP

    A spike in relationships that bridge the so-called viral divide may be an unintended side effect of the use of PrEP for HIV prevention.

    14 October 2014 | The Advocate
  • Trust, Intimacy, and HIV Testing

    A recent study conducted by Stephenson and colleagues finds that partnered men who have sex with men (MSM) are significantly less likely to get regular HIV tests than MSM who are single. Among a sample of 404 partnered HIV-negative men, less than half (49%) reported getting tested at least once a year, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Partnered MSM are also much more likely than single MSM to engage in anal intercourse without condoms. And, estimates show that as many as three-quarters of HIV infections among MSM in the U.S. happen in the context of primary relationships.

    08 October 2014 | BETA blog
  • Choosing to Love Poz Guys

    Jake Sobo writes: "The serodivide is crumbling. Hookup sites that used to allow only two options for HIV status now offer endless choices, from undetectable to on PrEP. Recent life expectancy projections suggest that gay men who test HIV-positive today and start treatment quickly will live longer than those who do not...Unlearning decades of stigma and fear will not happen overnight. It will take time and learning. That’s okay. But the cost of staying in place is too great, both for poz guys who face that stigma and fear on a daily basis, and to our communities which remain divided."

    27 September 2014 | Betablog
  • Are "Sugar Daddies" to Blame for HIV Transmission in Africa?

    It was long assumed that a major driver of the vastly greater prevalence of HIV infection in Zimbabwe, South Africa and other epicenters of the African HIV epidemic is intergeneratioal sex - sepcifically, young women having sexual realtionships with older "sugar daddies". Contrary to expectations, a recent high-quality, longitudinal study showed that participation in intergenerational sex did not impact the likelihood of contracting HIV infection.

    05 September 2014 | Scientific American
  • What Not to Do If You Are Dating and HIV-Positive

    There is one surefire way of turning every future love scenario into a bloodbath, no matter how much of a match the two of you may be, and that is being HIV-positive and desperate for a date.

    17 July 2014 | Huffington Post
  • SEX APPY - are you addicted to sex apps?

    There are numerous apps designed specifically for gay men. If we’re feeling horny, bored or lonely, there’s a gay social networking app that can help fix that – but over-reliance on these apps can become a real problem.

    28 April 2014 | GMFA FS
  • Judge Gives HIV Dating Website a Break

    Online daters failed to show that SuccessfulMatch.com misled them into believing their HIV and STD statuses would remain private, a federal judge ruled.

    24 April 2014 | Courthouse News Service
  • Why these guys come out as HIV-poz on Grindr

    What happens when guys on Grindr come out as HIV-positive? They get a range of reactions from thirsty fellow cock hounds. Curiosity to anger to paranoia.

    31 March 2014 | Project Q
  • HIV and relationships

    This edition of HIV Australia focuses on HIV and relationships. Contributors discuss research, and present personal and historical accounts about their own and others’ lived experiences. A broad spectrum of relationships are discussed, including sexual and platonic relationships, relationships with friends, family and peers, and relationships involving organisations and community.

    14 March 2014 | HIV Australia
  • Dangerous Combo: Violence in Pregnancy and HIV in South Africa

    An estimated one in four South African women experience intimate partner violence in the 12 months leading up to childbirth. A major risk factor for violence is HIV infection.

    10 March 2014 | Inter Press Service
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