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What 5,000 Phone Sex Calls Taught Me about Gay Men

The number might be a little low. Over the course of my “phone fantasy” career in the 1980s, I spoke to as many as ten customers in a given day, numbering in the many thousands over the years. That’s a lot of heavy breathing.

Published
15 November 2018
From
My Fabulous Disease
PROUD qualitative findings: PrEP’s impact on sexual behaviour

Qualitative data from the PROUD study revealed that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an important added prevention tool to strategies already in place for men in England having

Published
13 November 2018
By
Krishen Samuel
The POZ 100: Celebrating People 50 And Over

The 2018 POZ 100 celebrates people 50 and over with HIV making a difference in the fight against the virus.

Published
12 November 2018
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POZ
Bohemian Rhapsody: Should pop culture figures bear the burden of identity politics?

Rachel Weatherley argues that the omission of the AIDS crisis turns the new Queen biopic into a work of fiction

Published
10 November 2018
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Varsity
'Growing up, it felt like I was too gay to be black and too black to be gay'

"What it's like coming out as a black man when people see it as a 'white thing'" - Phil Samba talks to BBC Radio 5 live about coming out as black and gay in the UK

Published
05 November 2018
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BBC
Instagram's Aids memorial: ‘History does not record itself’

The Instagram feed where friends and family post tributes to loved ones who died of Aids-related illnesses has become an extraordinary compendium of lost lives

Published
05 November 2018
From
The Guardian
'Nobody could make me laugh like you': Instagram memories of those lost to Aids

@theaidsmemorial is gathering thousands of tributes from friends and family to loved ones they lost through Aids. Here are some of the most moving – and uplifting – contributions

Published
05 November 2018
From
The Guardian
A Doctor Who Died In The Pittsburgh Shooting Is Being Remembered As A Hero To Patients During The AIDS Crisis

Dr Jerry Rabinowitz, one of the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, was one of the first doctors in Pittsburgh to treat people with AIDS. "He kept us alive the longest," said one former patient.

Published
29 October 2018
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Buzzfeed News
SA scientist honoured by HIV community

South African HIV scientist Professor Linda-Gail Bekker was awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights last night (21 October) at a conference in Madrid, Spain.

Published
23 October 2018
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Health-e News
‘Fear overcome by love’: why I participated in HIV cure research

Researchers may not know me, but they know my blood cells. I am participant 2512 of the Observational Study of the Consequences of the Protease Inhibitor Era (SCOPE). I was told that my case of HIV was discovered at the earliest stage of infection in history. This is not the life accomplishment that I would want to be remembered for. However, when I found out, I did want to help my fellow human beings.

Published
22 October 2018
From
Journal of Virus Eradication
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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