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Shifting social norms around what “safer” sex is: perspectives of HIV-negative men in Canada

HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) living in Vancouver, Canada are redefining ways to negotiate sexual safety and risk, according to qualitative research recently published

Published
20 February 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too

In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being diagnosed with HIV.

Published
15 February 2019
From
The Body
Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

Lynae Darbes, associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, developed an intervention designed to improve the likelihood that couples will decide to engage in HIV testing together. The idea was that providing relationship skills to couples would improve their communication and their relationship in general, and this would in turn improve their ability to talk about sex and HIV--as well as HIV testing.

Published
08 February 2019
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Navigating rules and reality: HIV disclosure, infectiousness and legal obligations in Sweden

Despite generally positive relationships with HIV clinic staff, men living with HIV in Sweden report that when it comes to rules regarding disclosure and legal obligations, clinicians

Published
06 February 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
“Nothing feels better than being confident that you are healthy” – a young man’s experience of PrEP

PrEP recently became available in Ukraine, and for Georgii Onyschuk, a 29-year-old marketing professional from Kyiv, it has become a normal part of life as a young gay man.

Published
30 January 2019
From
World Health Organization
My life in sex: ‘I used to think HIV was a curse. Now my sex life is better than ever’

These days I try to show my dates that HIV is not a burden, but something that I’ve grown from. My viral load is undetectable, meaning I can’t infect anyone, although I’ll have to take medication for the rest of my life. Dealing with such a heavy subject with defiance, lightness and confidence is, I like to think, sexy. It also allows me to relieve people of their irrational fears of HIV.

Published
18 January 2019
From
The Guardian
How to Cope When You’re Looking for Love, but Finding HIV Stigma Instead

Members of the POZ Personals community share their experiences.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Poz
Drugs and alcohol complicate sexual consent, but context can make things clearer

Sexual consent is an important, complex and often awkward topic to talk about. And when people have been consuming alcohol or other drugs, it makes negotiating sexual consent even more complicated. Indeed, drawing the line between consensual sex and assault when a complainant is heavily intoxicated is a particularly difficult area of law.

Published
22 November 2018
From
The Conversation
What 5,000 Phone Sex Calls Taught Me about Gay Men

The number might be a little low. Over the course of my “phone fantasy” career in the 1980s, I spoke to as many as ten customers in a given day, numbering in the many thousands over the years. That’s a lot of heavy breathing.

Published
15 November 2018
From
My Fabulous Disease
PROUD qualitative findings: PrEP’s impact on sexual behaviour

Qualitative data from the PROUD study revealed that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an important added prevention tool to strategies already in place for men in England having

Published
13 November 2018
By
Krishen Samuel
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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