News and information about HIV in men and boys. While HIV programmes often pay attention to the specific needs of women and men who have sex with men, the situation of heterosexual men is sometimes overlooked or taken for granted.

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  • 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
  • Financial incentives improve HIV self-testing outcomes in Malawian men

    Financial incentives for men in sub-Saharan Africa can significantly improve linkages to HIV prevention and treatment services after self-testing.

    14 January 2019 | Avert
  • Kenya: Riddle of gender disparities in HIV-Aids deaths

    Why are men more likely to die from HIV compared with women?

    01 December 2018 | Daily Nation
  • Young women, their male partners and HIV – how relationships vary across settings

    New research comparing partners of adolescent girls and young women in Kenya and South Africa reveals important differences between settings – giving further evidence for the need to contextualise HIV responses.

    23 October 2018 | AVERT
  • Toxic masculinity and the spread of HIV in Uganda

    “Most men fear shame, stigma and discrimination, or losing their job, so they conceal their status,” says Yusuf Byaruhanga. “Some don’t see the benefit of coming out as positive.”

    14 May 2018 | African Arguments
  • The Blesser's Curse

    How sugar daddies and vaginal microbes created the world’s largest HIV epidemic.

    23 March 2018 | The Atlantic
  • Why is HIV prevention among young women and girls not working? We have forgotten the men

    Urgent action is needed on two fronts. The first is challenging and transforming harmful gender and social norms that discourage men from seeking health services and behaviours that increase the likelihood of HIV transmission to women and girls. The second is to ensure that health systems in general, and health service delivery specifically, are designed in a way that will meet men where they are with HIV-related services.

    04 December 2017 | Daily Maverick
  • Who Are Heterosexual Women Acquiring HIV From? Are Heterosexual Women's Partners A Hidden Population?

    We need to dare to address the unspoken dynamic of how women acquire HIV. In safe, informal settings with women, they often explain how they contracted the virus from their husband and or long term partner. Women explain how they did not know at the time or until much later that their partners had been bisexual or gay. Women do not readily discuss this dynamic and often there is silence in public spaces

    26 September 2017 | Positive Lite
  • What does the PrEP decision mean for heterosexuals?

    NHS England recently announced it was pulling the plug on an 18 month process to decide whether or not to fund pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. While NHS England have offered a sop of £2 million funding to provide PrEP to 500 gay men over two years, there has been no mention of provision for heterosexual women and men at all, let alone those from African communities.

    02 April 2016 | National AIDS Trust
  • Why are HIV rates so high among straight black men?

    A new study published in the journal Health Psychology set out to discover why there’s an over-representation of straight black males contracting HIV and how to better promote safe sex—and debunk the misconception that straight black men with HIV may secretly be gay.

    14 April 2015 | Fusion
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