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B.C. experts help control Indiana HIV spread

World-renowned HIV experts from British Columbia are stepping in to help control a massive outbreak of the disease in rural Indiana.

Published
12 January 2016
From
Globalnews.ca
Annual testing and scale-up of PrEP could slow the Dutch gay HIV epidemic

Phylogenetic analysis of the source of HIV infections in Dutch gay men over more than a decade shows that 71% acquired HIV from a man who was

Published
07 January 2016
By
Roger Pebody
The State of the HIV Epidemic

Following years of apparent stagnation in the U.S. fight against HIV, recent reports suggest that things are looking up. What’s the full story?

Published
06 January 2016
From
Poz
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
San Francisco reports progress in 'Getting to Zero' HIV prevention and treatment effort

San Francisco made good progress in HIV prevention and treatment during 2015, and its successes have brought the city national and worldwide attention. But more work is

Published
07 December 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Meet the HIV-negative men who won't have sex with HIV-positive men

FS surveyed 3,140 gay men and found 44% of HIV-negative men that would not have sex with an openly HIV-positive man. So we decided to reach out to these men and ask them directly, why?

Published
02 December 2015
From
FS
MSMGF: Good Gays get a Blue Ribbon, Bad Gays Bear their Cross

On November 23, the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) announced that it had partnered with gay dating App Hornet to launch Blue Ribbon Boy, “the largest targeted, global HIV viral suppression campaign to date”. The MSMGF hopes to reach 7 million MSM around the world through the Hornet dating platform, asking them to answer a short series of yes/no questions about their sexual health. Then, “Based on their answers, those who qualify will receive a blue ribbon icon on their profile photo signifying their personal commitment to sexual health, irrespective of their HIV status. Men who do not meet the standard will be offered recommendations for ways to protect and improve their sexual health so they can become a Blue Ribbon Boy”. Let’s look at the more disturbing issues arising from an intervention that pits the “good gays” who get a reward against the “bad gays” who bear their cross.

Published
02 December 2015
From
Incidence Zero
World AIDS Day: A Slut’s Perspective

"The gay culture in which I am enmeshed is no longer living in the grip of fear. ... I see gay men become increasingly confident and enthusiastic about interacting with one another, both online and in social spaces. We talk about the sex we’re going to have, and we negotiate boundaries. We take responsibility for our own health, and we show concern for the health of others. ... In short, sexuality is moving beyond being merely accepted; it is becoming celebrated. The rise of slut pride has emerged from the ashes of the 1970s."

Published
02 December 2015
From
Satyriconstories.com
Profile: British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

The vision and dedication of director Julio Montaner, his team, and support from British Columbia politicians past and present, have seen HIV rates in BC plummet from more than 800 new cases per year in the 1990s to their current low of under 250—the lowest rate in Canada.

Published
27 November 2015
From
The Lancet
Can Charlie Sheen really have doctor-approved unprotected sex?

Charlie Sheen did more than merely announce he’s HIV-positive on Tuesday morning’s “Today” show — he brought the disease and its myriad treatment methods straight to breakfast tables nationwide. In detailing his HIV journey, Sheen not only relieved himself of blackmail and innuendo — he introduced America to the impressive range of treatment options and procedures now available for the 37 million people living with HIV across the globe. Here’s what it all means for you.

Published
24 November 2015
From
New York Post

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