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'Chem sex' commonly reported by UK gay men diagnosed with shigella

 'Chem sex' (taking recreational drugs during sex) and attendance at sex parties are commonly reported by UK gay men with shigella infection, according to research presented to

Published
12 hours ago
By
Michael Carter
Bug chasing and me

Recently I have come into contact with a number of people on online who have asked me to “poz” them. How did a virus like HIV become fetishized, and what happens when they become positive?

Published
13 hours ago
From
Beyond Positive
When HIV is a turn-on

Treasure Island Media’s new porn film, “Viral Loads,” is stoking controversy by fetishizing HIV and transmission risk.

Published
16 April 2014
From
Salon
Awareness campaign shows signs of delaying onset of drug-resistant gonorrhea in UK

Gonorrhea threatens to become resistant to all antibiotics used to treat it. Professor Cathy Ison will today show that campaigns in the UK to raise awareness of drug resistance have shown some success in slowing onset of treatment failure.

Published
15 April 2014
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
HIV infected patients are at particular risk for neurosyphilis even when they receive proper syphilis treatment

A world expert on neurosyphilis has told British sexual health specialists that HIV+ patients may be at particular risk of neurosyphilis because of their impaired immune systems.

Published
07 April 2014
From
British HIV Association
No simple relationship between drug use and risky sex in London gay men

Gay men involved in ‘chemsex’ (taking recreational drugs such as mephedrone, GHB/GBL and crystal methamphetamine during sex) have a range of experiences, with no single

Published
01 April 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Standard HIV treatment achieves high concentrations in female genital tract and suppresses shedding of virus

Standard antiretroviral therapy containing tenofovir, FTC and atazanavir achieves high concentrations in the female genital tract and suppresses HIV replication throughout the menstrual cycle, US investigators report

Published
01 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
Why these guys come out as HIV-poz on Grindr

What happens when guys on Grindr come out as HIV-positive? They get a range of reactions from thirsty fellow cock hounds. Curiosity to anger to paranoia.

Published
31 March 2014
From
Project Q
In Conversation with Jake Sobo from "My Life on PrEP"

This week the MSMGF Blog talks to Jake Sobo, creator of the weekly column, “My Life on PrEP.” At a time when few other channels candidly discussed the use of Truvada for HIV prevention (pre-exposure prophylaxis, or “PrEP”), Jake’s honest and sex-positive approach helped shift conversations surrounding new prevention technology in the United States. Jake discusses why he started the blog, the public’s response, and what he’s doing now.

Published
31 March 2014
From
MSMGF blog
Promiscuous Gay Nerd: A Competent, Inclusive Health Department is a Right, Not a Privilege

The health department is not the police. They are not the church. Their role is to prevent illness and monitor ongoing epidemics. Sexually active people, gay or straight, in all parts of the country, should be able to go to the health department and be treated like human beings with legitimate sexual practices and health needs—that’s a right, not a privilege.

Published
28 March 2014
From
BETA blog
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