Aidsmap.com reports about 10% of gay men taking antiretroviral treatment have low levels of HIV detectable in their semen, according to new research. Whether or not this level of HIV in semen is associated with transmission is unknown.
Guest Marc-André LeBlanc is a negative gay man who is taking an antiretroviral drug, Truvada, as pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). In the last of three episodes he recounts what it’s like to be taking the pills daily – and how he feels about that.
Guest Magpie Suddenly made a music video supporting negative guys taking PrEP to prevent HIV, with a powerful message about stigma: “Taking Truvada as PrEP doesn’t make someone a whore.” Here is the video and Magpie’s explanation of why he made it.
Mark S. King: “In this special Mother’s Day episode of my ongoing video series “My Fabulous Disease,” I sat Mom down to find out things I’ve never asked before. What did she really feel when she found out I was positive?”
Dave R writes… in the second part of a report concerning same sex abuse, about how it works, why it happens and what to look out for. What should we as a community be doing to help and how can we look out for our friends?
Guest Jason McDonald says “there needs to be a new call to action, one in which the new ways of the internet and the social media expertise of the young are merged with the proven, effective methods of prevention."
Guest Marc-André LeBlanc: “as a smart, responsible, well-informed, sexually active gay man with good self-efficacy and good access to healthcare and accurate information, I’ve come to the conclusion that PrEP makes sense for me at this point in my life.”