"GMFA first published FS magazine in 2002. In March this year we were told that the people who funded FS magazine were no longer going to continue this. Saying this came as a bit of a shock is an understatement. We believe that FS achieves something that no other HIV prevention does. Simply, we are able to reach gay men who are not necessarily seeking information on sexual health..." Ian Howley, editor of London's HIV prevention magazine for gay men, on why GMFA are going to try to continue to publish it, despite drastic funding cuts.
16 April 2013 | Sosogay
'Gays can’t have sex. We can have only “safer sex” or “protected sex” (where condoms or any other form of barriers are used). The sad part of “protected sex” is that it implies that sex between men is not safe,...' - psychotherapiast Marco Posadas ponders whether 'safer sex' is having a damaging effect on gay men's self-image.
22 February 2013 | Xtra!
The ECDC has published updated Guidance on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in Europe, which recommends that public health initiatives continue to focus on vaccinating girls aged 10-14 before the onset of sexual activity. The Guidance reports that in spite of the benefits of the vaccination, current economic models show that including boys in the current HPV vaccination programmes is unlikely to be cost-effective.
05 September 2012 | ECDC press release
I've turned down guys who are open about their positive status. I had it drilled into me that this was a disease to stay far, far away from. I also know better than to sleep with someone who announces himself as HIV positive. Or knew. Now I'm not exactly sure what to think.
23 August 2012 | Gawker
HIV among gay and bisexual men is increasing and a new study -- unprecedented in its comprehensiveness and scope -- is underway to find out why. The 'Sex is the Question' survey will include 25,000 US gay and bisexual men and aims to ask all sections of the population about their sexual risk behaviour.
10 August 2012 | Huffington Post
This irritating question has become typical on internet dating sites and in nightclubs as strangers negotiate a hookup. It is not only insulting to people with HIV, it also has no real value. And in my newest posting, I explain why it also creates the perfect scenario for a new HIV infection.
22 June 2012 | My Fabulous Disease
Safe sex has gone tech with the introduction of Chec-Mate™, the world's first and only Smartphone app developed for the iOS and Android device that will allow potential sexual partners to verify, share or exchange recent Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening dates and results instantly, securely and confidentially.
15 June 2012 | MMD Newswire (press release)
Despite the increase in HIV testing, and both primary and secondary prevention campaigns, there is a relative lack of discourse on disclosure of HIV status and condom negotiation among all the men we encounter in our studies. The discourse that does take place often produces confusing and even contradictory stories about status disclosure.
05 April 2012 | Chelsea Now
The Kenyan government has issued guidelines on counselling for HIV-discordant couples, but many counsellors in smaller, rural health centres remain untrained.
05 April 2012 | IRIN Plus News
Editor Bob Leahy interviews CATIE’s James
Wilton about the tricky topic of communicating risk in the age of
undetectable viral load.
22 March 2012 | PositiveLite