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Putting the Nail in the Coffin of Condom-Only HIV Prevention

Dearly beloved, we gather here to say our goodbyes. For over thirty years, condoms have been our only lifesavers in the face of HIV. But as if we needed any additional evidence of the need to turn the page, it came in the form of a seemingly banal conference presentation this week in Atlanta at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Published
08 March 2013
From
Frontiers LA
US: HIV Awareness Rising Among Urban Gays

More gay and bisexual men infected with HIV are aware they have the virus, at least in 20 major urban areas, a researcher said here.

Published
07 March 2013
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Black gay men run higher risk of HIV infection despite fewer partners

An analysis of four studies of sexual risk and HIV infection in US gay men, presented at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI

Published
06 March 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Consistent condom use in anal sex stops 70% of HIV infections, study finds

An analysis by Dawn Smith of the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) on

Published
04 March 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Len Tooley on PrEP - responding to critics

Len Tooley is a 31-year old, sexually active, HIV-negative gay guy who is taking Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). In the third and final part of our interview, Len responds to those people in the gay and HIV communities who are critical of negative guys like him who decide PrEP is right for them, about why he decided to talk publicly about being on PrEP and what he would say to others who are considering this option as a way of staying HIV-negative.

Published
04 March 2013
From
Positive Lite
US gay youth PrEP study meets recruitment and adherence problems

A small six-month pilot study of the feasibility and acceptability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in young gay men aged 18 to 22 in the US found that

Published
02 March 2013
By
Gus Cairns
HIV and Gay Media: The Vanishing Virus

HIV/AIDS has largely moved off the front page and out of public consciousness. What, then, is the responsibility of LGBT media in this climate of rising infection rates and a bored readership? Are they simply reflecting the community’s waning interest, or do they have a responsibility to keep HIV in the headlines, to serve as advocates for better public awareness?

Published
28 February 2013
From
My Fabulous Disease (blog)
Is Unprotected Sex Becoming The Norm Amongst Gay Men? (Video)

Many are asking if there is a correlation between unprotected sex and an increase in HIV among gay and bisexual men in the United States.

Published
28 February 2013
From
Huffington Post
New action plan launched to combat emerging threat of untreatable gonorrhoea in England and Wales

Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) in England. In 2011, new diagnoses rose to nearly 21,000, jumping 25 per cent in one year. Over a third of cases were in men who have sex with men, up from around a quarter in 2010.

Published
27 February 2013
From
Health Protection Agency
I'm HIV-Negative

Majorities tend to be silent, just like the overwhelming majority of gay men -- that is, the (approximately) four out of five gay men who are HIV-negative -- who rarely initiate conversations about HIV.

Published
27 February 2013
From
Huffington Post (blog)

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