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Am I Really A Dirty Barebacking Slut?

Asking a stranger his HIV status is both invasive and aggressive. Except by lying, there is no way for a positive person to answer the question that preserves your privacy.

Published
09 December 2013
From
GMFA blog
A unique Indian wedding website for HIV positive people

A few years after her diagnosis, Nisha came to know about PositiveSaathi.com, a free matrimonial website for HIV positive people. Saathi is the Hindi word for friend or partner. Today she leads a normal life, having found an HIV positive husband from Kolhapur to support her and her 11-year-old son. "The site came as a ray of hope in my darkest hour," she says.

Published
02 December 2013
From
BBC
Increasing diversity of sexual experience – major UK study

There has been significant change in British people’s sexual behaviour and attitudes in recent decades, according one of the largest studies ever conducted on the topic. The

Published
30 November 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Condomless sex increasing in US gay men – especially in HIV-negative and untested men

The proportion of gay men in the US who have had anal sex without a condom at least once in the past year has increased by 9

Published
29 November 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Partner communication, commitment influenced HIV testing in adolescents

"These findings highlight opportunities for health care providers to include a discussion of the partner's testing status when counseling adolescents about HIV testing," study researcher Hina J. Talib, MD said.

Published
26 November 2013
From
Healio
HPV: Sex, cancer and a virus

Human papillomavirus is causing a new form of head and neck cancer— leaving researchers scrambling to understand risk factors, tests and treatments.

Published
26 November 2013
From
Nature
Love is the drug putting couples at risk of Aids in Africa

A fear of disrupting the trust between couples in long-term relationships in Africa is preventing many from seeking the protection they need from HIV

Published
26 November 2013
From
The Independent
Partner notification highly effective at finding new HIV cases, but a third who could be tested are missed

Systematically contacting and notifying the sexual partners of people newly diagnosed with HIV is a highly efficient way of detecting previously undiagnosed cases of HIV, an audit

Published
23 November 2013
By
Gus Cairns
AAPS showcases vaginal ring with tenofovir + contraceptive, gel suitable for vaginal and rectal use

A new intravaginal ring delivers both tenofovir for HIV prevention and levonorgestrel for contraception for 3 months, researchers reported at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place this week in San Antonio. Other studies looked at a novel gel for both vaginal and rectal use containing the antiretroviral IQP-0528, and a bio-adhesive vaginal gel combining tenofovir and the anti-herpes drug acyclovir.

Published
21 November 2013
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation sets up working group on extending HPV vaccine to gay men

In the minutes of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) October meeting, the committee agreed that “consideration of options for vaccinating men who have sex with men (MSM) should be prioritised.”

Published
20 November 2013
From
PinkNews.co.uk

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