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  • Inside Grindr, fears that China wanted to access user data via HIV research

    Just a few months after a Chinese gaming company acquired Grindr, a gay dating app, employees of the app learned that the Trump administration was investigating the deal over national security concerns, according to two people familiar with the company. There were worries that China could harvest potentially embarrassing or sensitive private data from the app for espionage purposes. For example, China might be able to find out the HIV status of U.S. military or security personnel who use Grindr.

    05 April 2019 | NBC News
  • Reclaiming my time!

    Every time I take my medicine, it is an act of preventing transmission, and survival. Never again will I see myself as ‘unclean’ or ‘a risk to others’. The only time HIV plays a role in my life is when I take my medication before bed.

    22 March 2019 | PrEPing MALTA
  • I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too

    In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being diagnosed with HIV.

    15 February 2019 | The Body
  • Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

    Lynae Darbes, associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, developed an intervention designed to improve the likelihood that couples will decide to engage in HIV testing together. The idea was that providing relationship skills to couples would improve their communication and their relationship in general, and this would in turn improve their ability to talk about sex and HIV--as well as HIV testing.

    08 February 2019 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • “Nothing feels better than being confident that you are healthy” – a young man’s experience of PrEP

    PrEP recently became available in Ukraine, and for Georgii Onyschuk, a 29-year-old marketing professional from Kyiv, it has become a normal part of life as a young gay man.

    30 January 2019 | World Health Organization
  • My life in sex: ‘I used to think HIV was a curse. Now my sex life is better than ever’

    These days I try to show my dates that HIV is not a burden, but something that I’ve grown from. My viral load is undetectable, meaning I can’t infect anyone, although I’ll have to take medication for the rest of my life. Dealing with such a heavy subject with defiance, lightness and confidence is, I like to think, sexy. It also allows me to relieve people of their irrational fears of HIV.

    18 January 2019 | The Guardian
  • How to Cope When You’re Looking for Love, but Finding HIV Stigma Instead

    Members of the POZ Personals community share their experiences.

    30 November 2018 | Poz
  • Drugs and alcohol complicate sexual consent, but context can make things clearer

    Sexual consent is an important, complex and often awkward topic to talk about. And when people have been consuming alcohol or other drugs, it makes negotiating sexual consent even more complicated. Indeed, drawing the line between consensual sex and assault when a complainant is heavily intoxicated is a particularly difficult area of law.

    22 November 2018 | The Conversation
  • 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.

    15 November 2018 | My Fabulous Disease
  • What I’ve learned about online dating as a woman living with HIV

    My advice to someone who is newly diagnosed and looking to date is to take your time. Get your head around living with HIV, and then step out into the world of dating.

    02 August 2018 | The i
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