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  • DaddyBear Just Apologized to HIV+ Men. It Went Really Badly.

    At some point you have to feel a little sorry for the bumbling app “DaddyBear.” It’s the gay cruising app that promises to hook up “gay sugar daddies” with younger “bears” – but only if you’re HIV negative. After an avalanche of criticism and mocking stories about their promise of “healthy HIV negative” app users, the CEO has issued a public mea culpa. It did not go well.

    26 September 2017 | My Fabulous Disease
  • DaddyBear App Hooks Up Gay Men 'Not Living With HIV'

    "The entire concept of the DaddyBear dating app ... is pathetic and hilarious," Mark S. King writes. "Their stated position on the HIV status of those daddies and bears, however, is frightening."

    06 September 2017 | The Body
  • The Real Conversations of Grindr

    Real-life exchanges from mobile dating app Grindr are at the centre of a powerful new awareness campaign spotlighting HIV stigma and its effects on the LGBTI+ community.

    09 June 2017 | You Tube / HIV Foundation Queensland
  • 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
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