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Does PrEP = a new gay sexual revolution?

Even though many health professionals portray PrEP as being "just another tool" to curtail the HIV epidemic, the charged rhetoric used by those for or against it – terms such as "party drug" or "Truvada whore" – suggests otherwise. As noted by a New York Times headline, PrEP raises the dramatic possibility of a new "sexual revolution" for gay men. While the idea frightens and even outrages many people, some advocates (including an increasingly vocal new generation of gay activists) are explicitly embracing the idea of less fear and more sexual choice, if not outright freedom.

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2 hours ago
From
Bay Area Reporter
Interferon-free hepatitis C treatment works for people on methadone or buprenorphine

People with chronic hepatitis C who are using methadone or buprenorphine to manage opiate addiction can be safely and effectively treated with AbbVie's 3D all-oral direct-acting antiviral regimen

Published
16 hours ago
By
Liz Highleyman
Most gay men who don’t use condoms are mindful of HIV and attempt to reduce their risk

Three-quarters of Australian gay and bisexual men who report unprotected anal intercourse with casual male partners say that they “often” or “always” employ some sort of risk

Published
18 hours ago
By
Roger Pebody
Young people speak out against stigma of youth condom use

Young people around the world are not receiving clear messages or support to use condoms to prevent HIV infection, according to delegates at the AIDS 2014 conference.

Published
20 hours ago
From
Key Correspondents
How will people use PrEP? iPrEx users talk condoms, pills, anxiety and relief

Interviews with participants in the US sites of the iPrEx study of pre-exposure prophylaxis show that participants who took it mainly used it as an additional source

Published
20 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
The more drugs gay men have taken, the more likely they are to have unprotected sex

The probability of gay men in England having unprotected anal intercourse is strongly associated with the number of recreational drugs they have taken at the time, according

Published
21 hours ago
By
Roger Pebody
Tackling moral judgments about sex and sexuality is vital for HIV prevention

Scientific advances in biomedical prevention and treatment will not reach transgender people, men who have sex with men and other populations with the greatest needs without parallel

Published
22 hours ago
By
Roger Pebody
HIV is increasing in gay men in London because of lack of testing, comparative study finds

A study presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne today compared the HIV epidemics in gay men in San Francisco, US and London,

Published
24 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Could HIV treatment mean safer sex?

A meta-analysis of every study that has looked at the sexual behaviour of people after starting HIV treatment has found not a single instance of so-called

Published
24 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
More data suggest increased risk of HIV infection for women using contraceptive injections

A sophisticated meta-analysis, pooling individual-level data on 37,000 women, has found that the use of DMPA injectable hormonal contraception is linked with a higher rate

Published
24 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
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