Articles tagged with: Sexually Transmitted Infections

People with high viral load most likely to report sex that could pass on HIV

published: December, 19, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Media, Guest Authors

Half of those most likely to pass on HIV were not on treatment, despite guidelines From AIDSmap, Keith Alcorn reports

People with high viral load most likely to report sex that could pass on HIV

People with HIV who had high viral load were more likely to report vaginal or anal sex without a condom with a partner of unknown or different HIV status, a US study of people with detectable viral load has found. Viral loads tended to be lower among those people with a detectable viral load who reported always using condoms, or who reported condomless sex only with other people with HIV. The findings are published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections by a research team led by Dr

Health agencies should challenge the idea that most gay men use drugs

published: December, 07, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door

From AIDSmap.com, Roger Pebody reports: "Survey data show that only a minority of gay men use drugs in a sexual context..."

Health agencies should challenge the idea that most gay men use drugs

Drug use generally and chemsex more specifically are perceived to be common and normalised behaviours among gay men involved in those scenes in London, but this perception is contradicted by survey data. As social norms influence health-related behaviour, health promotion interventions should challenge the idea that drug use and chemsex are widespread, argue authors from Sigma Research in the International Journal of Drug Policy. Survey data show that only a minority of gay men use drugs

Busting the myth that condoms don’t protect gay men against STIs

published: September, 07, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

This except from an article from POZ says “In the age of using antiretrovirals to prevent HIV transmission, some gay men have started to believe that condoms don’t matter at all, even for sexually transmitted infections.”

Busting the myth that condoms don’t protect gay men against STIs

 This article by Benjamin Ryan first appeared in POZ magazine here.  In the age of using antiretrovirals to prevent HIV transmission, some gay men have started to believe that condoms don’t matter at all, even for sexually transmitted infections.  Now that science is showing us that antiretrovirals can prevent the transmission of HIV, a new conversation about the place of condoms in gay men’s sex lives is taking place. This is thanks, for example, to a study published in July that est

HIV and street-involved young men

published: November, 29, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Conferences, Youth, Features and Interviews, Health, Sexual Health, Population Specific , John McCullagh

At the recent Ontario HIV Treatment Network research conference, John McCullagh spoke to researcher Josephine Wong about the vulnerabilities to HIV and other STIs of street-involved young men in Toronto.

HIV and street-involved young men

Although Canada’s a rich country, homelessness is a reality for far too many of our fellow citizens. A significant proportion of them are young people. In addition, there are many youth who, if not technically homeless, experience precarious living situations. There are many reasons for this - poverty, family rejection, domestic violence, parental drug and/or alcohol misuse or a lack of space where young people feel they can be themselves. These circumstances make these so-called street-inv

The Theatre of the Absurd: UK Judge jails man for 14 months for passing on herpes infection

published: August, 22, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Health, Sexual Health, Legal, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Are the courts themselves guilty in aiding and abetting the spread of sexually transmitted dieseases . They certainly aren’t helping, says Bob Leahy, of the latest debacle in the criminalization saga. And, he says, perhaps it’s time to get angry.

The Theatre of the Absurd: UK Judge jails man for 14 months for passing on herpes infection

It's a bit of  a public health nightmare. We KNOW we have a problem with getting HIV infection rates under control. We KNOW we have a problem with STI’s generally. But are the courts helping the process  - or themselves contributing to new infection rates in sexually transmitted infections, meanwhile happily stigmatizing people coping with those diseases. I’d say yes on both counts. But I’m far from alone on this: read the comments which follow. But first let’s review the lat