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That Barebacking Thief-Whore: PrEP and Responsibility

I’m fast approaching the four-month anniversary of “My Life on PrEP,” a milestone that I imagine equal parts of you are either thrilled or disgusted to see pass. You've made your views about me and my ideas plain, which I have honestly appreciated - there is much insight to be gained from these accusations and slanderous, mean-spirited comments.

Published
08 February 2013
From
Frontiers LA
'Intensive' antiretroviral regimen achieves rapid suppression of HIV in semen

Adding maraviroc and raltegravir to standard HIV treatment regimens achieves rapid suppression of viral load in semen, Canadian investigators report in the online edition of the Journal

Published
06 February 2013
By
Michael Carter
Study finds incentive price for reducing HIV risk in Mexico

With a goal to reduce HIV risk behaviors, researchers investigated whether gay men and male sex workers in Mexico City would participate in a conditional cash transfer program that encourages HIV prevention education and regular testing. A new study in the European Journal of Health Economics reports the price that would get more than 75 percent participation: $288 a year.

Published
05 February 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Matthew Todd: The roots of gay shame

News that HIV rates in gay men remain stubbornly high is depressingly predictable. There is an epidemic of chronic alcohol and drug misuse, fuelled by society's homophobia, which the Terrence Higgins Trust needs to get real about.

Published
04 February 2013
From
The Guardian
Manchester charity blames 'complacency' for HIV levels failing to fall despite improved treatment

‘Apathy’ and ‘complacency’ could be to blame for the threat of HIV in the North West of England staying high despite improved treatment.

Published
04 February 2013
From
Mancunian Matters
HIV incidence in gay men unchanged in England and Wales, despite more testing

A paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases by scientists from the UK’s Medical Research Council and the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has calculated that the number

Published
04 February 2013
By
Gus Cairns
HIV in gay men 'refuses to fall'

Huge improvements in treating and testing for HIV have failed to curb infections in gay and bisexual men in England and Wales, a study suggests. New infections were static at about 2,300 a year between 2001 and 2010, despite rises in early diagnosis and far more people taking medication. Scientists, writing in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, said there had been a return of risky sexual practice.

Published
01 February 2013
From
BBC Health
Text messaging as an effective HIV prevention intervention for metaphetamine-using MSM

A study has found that text messaging can be an effective way to reduce high-risk behaviors associated with HIV transmission among methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men (MSM). Participants received a two-week intervention of social support and health education text messages in real time.

Published
31 January 2013
From
AIDS,gov
Peter Staley: Grief Is A Sword: A Eulogy For Spencer Cox

This death hit us hard. We have grappled to make sense of it. Why did he stop his meds? What role did his struggle with crystal meth play? Was this a failure of community? Are there lessons we can learn? These aren't just nosy questions by idle bystanders.

Published
25 January 2013
From
Huffington Post
Is London’s gay scene self-harming through sex and drug use?

David Stuart of gay men's drug project Antidote discusses increases in the use of methamphetamine and mephedrone in London's gay scene and an increased tendency to inject them.

Published
24 January 2013
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