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  • Mr Gay NZ defends his view that having unprotected sex with HIV can be safe

    The new Mr Gay New Zealand, who is HIV positive, is defending having unprotected sex, saying he always informs sexual partners of his health status. He said he only had unprotected sex with HIV positive men or HIV negative men who he knew were on Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which was a pill that reduced the risk of them getting HIV.

    21 February 2017 | New Zealand Herald
  • Jesse Milan: I Will Never Forget The Day My Mother Asked If I Had HIV

    On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day be aware that support of a mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, or cousin can be lifesaving.

    08 February 2017 | Huffington Post
  • How some gay men still stigmatise HIV positive gay men

    I naively thought that I knew no-one living with HIV. I had to ask myself seriously what I would do if I were diagnosed positive: and my immediate reaction was that I wouldn’t tell anybody. Part of the reason I’ve written my play The HIV Monologues is to combat this silencing stigma about HIV.

    01 February 2017 | Dazed
  • Dear Gay Men, An Open Letter

    The same kind of fear that keeps us from coming out as gay keeps many of us from coming out as HIV-positive.

    09 January 2017 | Advocate
  • This “First Dates” Contestant Was Told He Had To Reveal He Was HIV-Positive

    When Alex Causton-Ronaldson applied to be on the Channel 4 show, his HIV status was leaked to the production team, who tried to pressure him into disclosing it. He tells BuzzFeed News what effect this had and how he fought back.

    19 December 2016 | BuzzFeed News
  • New South Wales: Removing disclosure law will help stop HIV spread, health experts say

    The offence of having sex without first disclosing you have a sexually transmitted disease will be removed from the Public Health Act next year.

    28 November 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald
  • Grindr, Largest Gay Hookup App, Adds Fields for HIV Status, Undetectable, and PrEP Use

    Grindr, a popular app for gay and bisexual men, announced today the addition of optional HIV-related fields in user profiles, such as HIV status (including undetectable), last HIV test date, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use.

    10 November 2016 | The Body
  • Stigma and empty wallets make HIV positive people carry on despite pain

    Up to three quarters of people living with HIV suffer from pain. The Conversation Africa spoke to Antonia Wadley about research that measured activity and resilience among people living with HIV and pain.

    03 October 2016 | The Conversation
  • UNC Receives $18 Million to Combine Tech & Health

    "iTech will be home to six studies with each study using technology to address a barrier to the HIV care continuum,” said Hightow-Weidman. “For youth at risk of becoming infected with HIV, we will develop apps that list HIV testing sites and medical providers who prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP to prevent HIV. For youth who test positive for the virus, we will develop electronic health interventions to engage them in care and improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy.”

    28 September 2016 | University of North Carolina Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
  • Scott Agnew review – intimate standup set tackles HIV diagnosis

    At this year’s Edinburgh fringe the lines between comedy, therapy and healing have been smudged – explicitly so in Glaswegian comic Scott Agnew’s show. It traces Agnew’s sex life and his being diagnosed as HIV positive last year.

    25 August 2016 | The Guardian
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