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Not having enough food linked with lower chances of sustained viral suppression for ART-treated breastfeeding mothers in Uganda

Not having enough food is associated with poorer chances of achieving a sustained viral suppression among antiretroviral-treated breastfeeding women in Uganda, investigators report in the online edition of

Published
12 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
What hard times & stress do for your HIV health

Stress may seem like an unavoidable consequence of daily life—with the top concerns being over money, work, family responsibilities and health concerns. And people with HIV—who may be facing a new diagnosis, challenges related to disclosure, or health concerns—may experience even higher levels. In addition to affecting mental wellbeing and day-to-day enjoyment, how do stressful life events impact people with HIV?

Published
08 January 2016
From
BETA blog
Young Men With Detectable Viral Loads More Likely to Engage in Risky Behavior

A new study on HIV-positive men and transgender women who have sex with men reported that participants with detectable viral loads were more likely to have anal sex without condoms than those who were virally suppressed, and that condom use was closely related to substance abuse. The study examined participants age 15 to 26 across the US from 2009 to 2012. Among those who had detectable viral loads, a full 44 percent reported condomless sex, a significant percentage higher than those who were virally suppressed but had condomless sex (which was only 25 percent).

Published
05 January 2016
From
HIVPlusMag
Thanks, straight people, but I don't need your concern about my chemsex and chillout lifestyle

Does going to chillouts and chemsex parties make me a bad person? I really don’t feel like I am. All of my friends do it, after all, and we can’t all be bad – can we?

Published
14 December 2015
From
The Independent
ChemSex & me

The drugs are mind altering, the sexual components and chillout settings are often tapping into the rawest and most delicate of our issues or personal insecurities under the guise of ‘fun’. And until recently it was an activity confined to the shadows. An underground craze that we dared not speak of.

Published
10 December 2015
From
Greg Owen (blog)
Chemsex review: gay sex and drug use demand more careful forms of attention

By treating the drugs it deals with as inherently bad Chemsex ultimately fails to find an appropriate “register of attention” to deal with its subject matter. Despite the (presumably) good intentions of the directors, what Chemsex demonstrates most powerfully is that the complexities of gay sex and drug use demand much more careful, incisive and intimate forms of attention.

Published
08 December 2015
From
The Conversation
How the Media's Moral Panic Over Chemsex Demonizes Gay Men

The author of this piece was critical of VICE's Chemsex Week on Twitter and his blog Fagburn earlier this week. We invited him to respond in more detail here.

Published
05 December 2015
From
Vice
Gay men starting to use crystal meth usually increase their sexual risk taking

A study which followed the same group of gay men over several years has found that individuals who have started to use crystal meth tend to have

Published
04 December 2015
By
Roger Pebody
We Asked a Panel of Experts How They Would Tackle the Issues Around Chemsex

How do we go about tackling the chemsex epidemic when there are so many potential causes to address? I asked five experts for their opinions.

Published
01 December 2015
From
Vice
Having a moral panic about chemsex? Here’s why it’s not as bad as you think

There’s no clear evidence to connect the rise in HIV infection to gay sex parties fuelled by drugs – and it can help groups of men to bond.

Published
26 November 2015
From
The Independent

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