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Is managing HIV making us more sexually liberated?

There’s no simple answer to why gay men bareback. It’s a mixture of all of these issues, but chief among these is certainly the fact that thanks to ever advancing medication HIV is no longer regarded as a death sentence.

Published
30 January 2014
From
Beige
Gay and bisexual men in UK warned of Shigella outbreak

Gay and bisexual men in the UK are being targeted with a new health information campaign warning them about a serious gut infection. The joint Public

Published
30 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
Taking one to tango: how restricting responsibility for safer sex to individuals hinders talking about safer sex

A discussion paper based on a Canadian project that invited HIV-negative and HIV-positive gay men to discuss anti-HIV stigma and sexual risk-taking concludes that ideas of “individual responsibility”

Published
28 January 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Using Facebook to help trace and control the spread of an outbreak of syphilis

Public health workers in Milwaukee were frustrated by the inability of traditional methods—phone calls, field visits, mailing letters—to help them find people who may have been sexually exposed to people with syphilis. They have developed a way of contacting sexual partners via Facebook in addition to using traditional public health tools.

Published
22 January 2014
From
CATIE
John Grant: HIV 'Doesn't Make Me Less of a Human'

After publicly disclosing his HIV status while guesting at a Hercules & Love Affair gig in London last year, musician John Grant got sober and self-analysed. “Sex and, more particularly, unsafe sex was just another way of escape and forgetting,” he says.

Published
20 January 2014
From
The Music
Sex, on (T)app, right now. Cum ‘n’ get it.

20 years ago, every gay Londoner traipsing across Hampstead Heath, or risking the dangers of cottaging would have only dreamed of the easy access sex available now through sites and apps like Grindr, Gaydar and BBRT. Our wildest sexual fantasies only a mouse-click away; scroll down and tap that app, it’ll all be yours. Bring it on.

Published
16 January 2014
From
FS
CDC Reports Troubling Rise in Syphilis in Gay and Bi Men

The CDC reports a “troubling rise” in syphilis in gay and bisexual men, as well as disproportionate rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea among young people.

Published
10 January 2014
From
AIDSMeds
The 10 Biggest Misconceptions About Anal Sex

Clinical Sexologist and Marriage and Family Therapist Dr. Kat Van Kirk weighed in on what's true about anal, and what's not.

Published
03 January 2014
From
Cosmopolitan
Hey CDC, You Can Suck My...

Great news: the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) finally updated their fact sheet titled "Oral Sex and HIV Risk." But their document isn't as clear as it could be.

Published
27 December 2013
From
Huffington Post
Petition Jeremy Hunt, UK Health Secretary: Introduce HPV vaccination for boys to stop many preventable cancers

HPV vaccination at the age of 12/13 can significantly reduce the risk of developing disease and vaccinating both sexes provides the highest level of protection. In the UK currently, only girls are vaccinated through a national programme generally delivered in schools. This petition has been organised by HPV Action, a partnership of 22 patient and professional organisations that all believe both boys and girls should be vaccinated. For more information about HPV Action: www.hpvaction.org. Twitter: @HPVAction

Published
20 December 2013
From
Change.org

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