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  • Bareback Culture, HIV, and Our Gay Future

    I have commented several times on Facebook about my anxiety over the sudden popularity and push for widespread use of Truvada. I'm not opposed to the use of Truvada, and I agree that it is an exciting development in fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, while some reject the idea that the promotion of Truvada among gay men has anything to do with barebacking culture -- and subsequently vilify anyone who makes the suggestion -- it doesn't negate the reality that barebacking has become a widespread practice in gay male culture.

    05 September 2014 | Huffington Post
  • Does the global HIV response understand anal sex?

    Stigma, squeamishness and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behaviour, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards "sex positive" approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection.

    28 August 2014 | IRIN
  • Syphilis Rises Among Gay Men, Possibly Fueling HIV Spread

    The U.S. rate of primary and secondary syphilis has more than doubled since the turn of the century, with cases largely concentrated among gay and bi men.

    05 June 2014 | Aidsmeds
  • 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
  • Provocative new ad aimed at promoting safe sex tells people to 'Come Together' to fight Aids

    No, it's not yet another risqué advert for perfume, sexy underwear or online dating services but is, in fact, a refreshing attempt by an international charity to put the issue of HIV/Aids and safe sex back at the forefront of people's minds. The advert has been created in a bid to highlight the continued importance of addressing the HIV epidemic - an issue which the International HIV/AIDS Alliance believes has fallen off the public agenda in recent years.

    06 February 2014 | Independent
  • Is managing HIV making us more sexually liberated?

    There’s no simple answer to why gay men bareback. It’s a mixture of all of these issues, but chief among these is certainly the fact that thanks to ever advancing medication HIV is no longer regarded as a death sentence.

    30 January 2014 | Beige
  • 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
  • 1 In 10 Gays On Grindr Have Never Been Tested For HIV, Claim They’re Negative Anyway

    A recently published study by Hunter College’s Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) found that 10% of men on Grindr have never gotten tested for HIV, though nearly a third of them still claim they’re negative.

    30 September 2013 | Queerty
  • Adult content warning: Gary tells DirtyBOYZ about his Party Times

    From a free gay London gay scene magazine: a methamphetamine/mephedrone sx-party user talks frankly about his highs, lows and health worries.

    12 September 2013 | David Stuart
  • Latin America’s Youth Face Hurdles to Jobs and Safe Sex

    Shortcomings in the educational system in Latin America and the Caribbean fuel inequalities that remain hurdles to access to the labour market and safe sex for a large part of the region’s youth.

    14 August 2013 | IPS
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