Articles tagged with: GMFA

Let’s take a look at how gay porn studios have changed their treatment of poz performers

published: June, 06, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Movies, Health, International , Lifestyle, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Media, Guest Authors

What it means to be HIV-positive is changing and the porn world is not exempt. From Unicorn Booty, Daniel Villarreal reports.

Let’s take a look at how gay porn studios have changed their treatment of poz performers

To read the complete article by Daniel Villarreal, visit Unicorn Booty, here. Gay porn star, sex worker and gay sexual health advocate Kayden Gray just came out as HIV-positive on YouTube. When gay porn stars Rod Daily and Mason Wyler came out as positive back 2013 and 2011 respectively, their announcements effectively ended their porn careers. So we asked Harlan Yaffe, the editor-in-chief of the gay porn news and video site The Sword (NSFW) and Zachary Sire, the editor-in-chief of the

HIV prevention and the gay community

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

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, International , Sexual Health, Treatment, Revolving Door, 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

Why we need to rethink HIV prevention

published: November, 11, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Research, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

The game has changed and we need to change tactics. From FS Magazine, Ian Howley asks, "If you don’t care about yourself, why would you care about remaining HIV-negative?"

Why we need to rethink HIV prevention

This article previously appeared at FS Magazine, here. I was born in 1984. I know, I know, if you’re older than me you’ve already rolled your eyes so far back in your head you’ve just won gold at the ‘Eye Rolling Olympics’, hear me out. I was born in 1984. I obviously don’t remember much of that whole decade. It wasn’t until the mid 1990s that I learned about AIDS and HIV. I had no idea what it was, how you ‘got it’ or just how serious it was around the time I was born. So i

Eight changes in HIV prevention

published: November, 03, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

As he leaves his role as CEO of GMFA, Matthew Hodson takes stock of how HIV prevention work has changed during his tenure there.

Eight changes in HIV prevention

Matthew when he first started at GMFA. This article by Matthew Hodson previously appeared at FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here. A child who was born on the day I started at GMFA would now be old enough to join the army or get married – two rights that British gay men didn’t have back then. I’ve been with GMFA about half of my adult life. After 17 years with GMFA it’s time for me to move on. It’s been at various times wonderful and gruelling and frustrating and inspiring

Gay men and bottom shaming

published: October, 05, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, International , Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From the UK's FS Magazine, Matthew Hodson examines the stigma around anal sex

Gay men and bottom shaming

This article by Matthew Hodson originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  The other day I found myself talking about anal sex with the sixty-something year old mother of a friend. I didn’t raise the subject, I hasten to add. She’d just seen a play which involved some descriptions of anal sex and wanted to know whether gay men actually enjoyed it (yes) and could they climax from it (sometimes). “It never did much for me,” she confessed. “That’s because yo

PrEP and the battle of ‘getting to zero’

published: September, 28, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Youth, General Health, International , Sexual Health, Treatment, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From FS Magazine, Hadley asks, "Shouldn’t this Government be striving towards achieving zero new cases of HIV?"

PrEP and the battle of ‘getting to zero’

This article by Hadley originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  HIV seems to be at the front of our minds at the moment, given the storm caused by NHS England’s decision not to fund PrEP on the NHS. Many HIV campaigners, gay men, healthcare professionals and even politicians were all eager to join a movement that will hopefully see PrEP becoming widely accessible. Perhaps it was only a timely coincidence that I finished reading The Normal Heart, just as the mod

Religion + gay sex = guilt?

published: September, 21, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Youth, Current Affairs, Mental Health, International , Spirituality, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

"Religion has a part to play in society, of that I’m sure. But the relationship between religion and the LGBT community needs to be examined," says FS Magazine's Mark Reed

Religion + gay sex = guilt?

This article by Mark Reed originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  “As a devout Roman Catholic I know I’m committing a mortal sin which must be confessed. It's difficult to square that with the concept that God made me who I am, what I am, have a divine purpose, and more importantly, isn’t answering my prayers to be free from this sexual self or give this former husband and father a more acceptable outlet.” - Randy, USA via FS porn survey 2016 Last year, th

I HATE when gay men use the word ‘poz’

published: September, 14, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, International , Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

" When I hear someone saying the word ‘poz’ all I hear is stigma shouting back at me. It feels dismissive as it allows some guys to use it as a barrier to keep a distance between HIV and themselves." From FS Magazine, Ruaidhri O’Baoill explains

I HATE when gay men use the word ‘poz’

This article by Ruaidhri O’Baoill originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  In the beginning, the very idea that the term HIV-positive and I would be included in the same sentence was a bit of a mind-fuck.  It took me a good few months before I was at ease with saying it out loud not only to my family and friends but also to myself. Thankfully I have reached a point where now it has pretty much become second nature and I have welcomed the addition to my vocabula

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

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