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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
High rate of new infections with HPV types associated with a high risk of anal cancer among gay men living with HIV

Incidence of anal infection with cancer-associated strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) is high among gay men living with HIV, US investigators report in the online edition of

Published
18 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Rare case of lesbian transmission of HIV reported in US

An extremely rare case of female-to-female sexual transmission of HIV has been reported in the United States. The report concerns a 46-year-old woman who appears to have

Published
17 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Review: Dean Street Express

I would like to tell you about my experience with a new clinic I visited today. Dean Street Express is a new sexual health walk in clinic which offers fast, free and confidential STI/HIV screening 6 days a week without an appointment. In a nutshell I had an amazing experience with them: friendly staff, brand new equipment and technologies I’ve never seen before, very quick service.

Published
14 March 2014
From
My Gay London
HIV and relationships

This edition of HIV Australia focuses on HIV and relationships. Contributors discuss research, and present personal and historical accounts about their own and others’ lived experiences. A broad spectrum of relationships are discussed, including sexual and platonic relationships, relationships with friends, family and peers, and relationships involving organisations and community.

Published
14 March 2014
From
HIV Australia
Only having sex with same-status partners is an HIV prevention strategy for 40% of gay men

A study from Seattle has found that only having sex with men of the same HIV status was by far the most common method of trying to

Published
11 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Dangerous Combo: Violence in Pregnancy and HIV in South Africa

An estimated one in four South African women experience intimate partner violence in the 12 months leading up to childbirth. A major risk factor for violence is HIV infection.

Published
10 March 2014
From
Inter Press Service
HIV Spreads Readily Between Rural Ugandan Communities

Non-household transmission of HIV in Rakai, Uganda, is more likely to come from members outside of a community rather than from within.

Published
10 March 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Younger women not at higher risk of HIV from relationships with older men, South African study finds

Sex with older men is not placing women under 30 at higher risk of HIV infection in rural South Africa, and relationships with older men may even

Published
07 March 2014
By
Keith Alcorn

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