Articles tagged with: HIV prevention

Condoms: isn’t it about time that the government and health care providers were honest with us so that we can make informed choices about our bodies? – correction/retraction

published: August, 10, 2017 Written by // T.J. Miller Categories // Social Media, T.J. Miller, Research, Health, International , Media, Opinion Pieces

T.J. Miller offers a correction and an apology.

Condoms: isn’t it about time that the government and health care providers were honest with us so that we can make informed choices about our bodies? – correction/retraction

A few days after PositiveLite.com published the above-named article by T.J. Miller, a reader pointed out flaws in the author’s research and made it plain that we’d presented some bad information. PositiveLite.com has a strong commitment to accuracy and so we pulled the article right away, pending a review of the available data. We apologize to our readers for our error but will add that we look forward to presenting T. J. Miller’s article once such a review has been made, taking into ac

Gates Foundation Invests Up to $140M in Implant That Prevents HIV

published: January, 06, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Alternative Therapies, As Prevention , Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors

Intarcia Therapeutics develops tiny implants that release meds. Here’s why they may be better than daily pills.

Gates Foundation Invests Up to $140M in Implant That Prevents HIV

To read the full version of this article, go to POZ.com, here. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is investing as much as $140 million in Intarcia Therapeutics Inc. so the company can develop an implant that could prevent HIV, Bloomberg reports. Gates will provide $50 million upfront so that Intarcia can use its proprietary implant technology called the Medici Drug Delivery System to develop an HIV prevention that could be administered once or twice a year. If Intarcia’s research on

HIV prevention and the gay community

published: December, 02, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Do we need to rethink HIV prevention in the UK and elsewhere? And is PrEP the answer? FS Magazine surveyed over 1,500 gay men about the current state of HIV prevention... here's what they had to say.

HIV prevention and the gay community

This article previously appeared at FS Magazine, here. It’s been 35 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported. In that time we have seen millions die from the virus. In the late 1980s the UK government rolled out the ‘Tombstone’ adverts – a campaign to drive fear about just how deadly the virus was. In the mid 1990s a breakthrough in medication meant that HIV changed from being a ‘death sentence’ to becoming manageable. Today, HIV treatment means that HIV need no longer

Are we 'Generation Bareback'?

published: November, 16, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

Bareback sex is on the rise in the UK and elsewhere. From FS Magazine, Stuart Haggas reports on the possible reasons and on what it all might mean for HIV prevention.

Are we 'Generation Bareback'?

This article by Stuart Haggas previously appeared at FS Magazine, here. It’s been 35 years since the New York Times reported on a ‘rare cancer seen in 41 homosexuals’ – an article from the summer of 1981 that’s considered the first major news story about HIV/AIDS. A generation of gay men have since grown up with condoms and safer sex campaigns a familiar part of everyday life. Recent studies show an increase in unprotected sex among HIV-negative gay men. Why are some of us ditch

More gay men say bareback porn is to blame for riskier sex...

published: September, 07, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Youth, Research, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From FS Magazine, Iain Howley on the results of the big 2016 FS porn survey

More gay men say bareback porn is to blame for riskier sex...

This article by Iain Howley originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  Back in 2012, FS conducted what was then its biggest ever survey. We asked over 1,000 gay and bisexual men to tell us all about their porn habits. One question we asked was: Do you think watching bareback porn has led to you personally having unprotected sex? Back then six percent of the men who responded said yes, while another seven percent said they didn’t know. Fast forward to 2016, and we d

HIV prevention, criminalization, and sex work: Where are we at?

published: August, 05, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

From CATIE, Dr. Kate Shannon explains where we are in combating the criminalization, stigma, physical and sexual violence and poor access to services that are the driving forces of the HIV epidemic in sex work.

HIV prevention, criminalization, and sex work: Where are we at?

This article by Dr Kate Shannon previously appeared in Prevention in Focus, a publication of CATIE, here. Une version française est disponible ici.  Sex workers experience a disproportionately high burden of HIV in Canada and globally, in large part driven by structural factors (such as criminalization, physical and sexual violence, stigma, lack of access to services) that impact sex workers’ vulnerability to HIV. There is growing international evidence of the social and health-relat

Gay men report a wide range of behaviours to make sex safer

published: July, 01, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Research, Health, Sexual Health, International

From aidsmap, Roger Pebody reports on how gay men in the UK are reducing risk of HIV transmission - including avoiding sex with poz guys!.

Gay men report a wide range of behaviours to make sex safer

Gay men in the UK employ a wide range of precautionary tactics and behaviors to avoid harms during sex – using condoms is just one of the ways in which men protect themselves and their partners. Avoiding sex with partners of a different HIV status, knowing their current viral load, using lubricant for intercourse and regular testing were all widely cited behaviours.   The data come from the 2014 Gay Men’s Sex Survey, released yesterday. The report also highlights gaps in men’s knowledg

Drugs, mobile phones and HIV prevention

published: June, 23, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, CATIE, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Sexual Health, Treatment, Population Specific

From CATIE, Kate Jongbloed tells how The Cedar Project is using mobile phones to contribute to the health and healing of young Indigenous people who use drugs.

Drugs, mobile phones and HIV prevention

This article previously appeared on the CATIE blog here. How’s it going? These three little words have tremendous power. Sent as a simple text message, it creates an opportunity for dialogue between a case manager and a person seeking health care. It is the power of those three words that drives a new mobile phone program in B.C. that connects young Indigenous people living with or vulnerable to HIV with much-needed care and services. The initiative is part of The Cedar Project, a co

Why can’t we see beyond the latex?

published: June, 20, 2016 Written by // Alex Sparrowhawk Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality , Alex Sparrowhawk

The UK's Alex Sparrowhawk says, "There is a alternative and it works" and makes a case for the National Health Service to comission PrEP

Why can’t we see beyond the latex?

"Condoms are extremely effective at stopping the transmission of a variety of STIs, including HIV – but there are plenty of transferrable infections that condoms offer little or no protection against."  NHS England announced this afternoon that it is maintaining the stance that it has no legal power to commission PrEP. As you would expect outrage from HIV organisations and activists followed but so too did the inevitable slut shaming that has shadowed the PrEP debate from the outset. C

Are you a consensus builder? Be one now!

published: June, 07, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Activism, CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Living with HIV

Add your voice, experience and wisdom to the draft Canadian Consensus Statement on the health and prevention benefits of HIV antiretroviral medications and HIV testing !

Are you a consensus builder? Be one now!

We are at a crucial moment in the HIV epidemic in Canada. Despite significant scientific and medical advances over the past few years, the HIV epidemic continues to disproportionally affect socially and economically marginalized people. A comprehensive, community-driven, holistic response that combines HIV treatment and prevention, health and human rights is needed. When finalized, the Canadian Consensus Statement will provide fundamental shared principles to help guide us as we build that

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