Dave R says HIV education is ripe for an overhaul. Relying on 30 year old information, we’re bombarded with the moralising that goes with it. No wonder stigma exists. Negative LGBT folks are often poz folks worst critics. Why?
In a PositiveLite.com exclusive, Bob Leahy reports on the pig race that saw Rob Ford come in last this past weekend – right in his own rural community – not once but twice. A sign of things to come, he hopes.
Mark S. King reports on the Chicago premiere of Methtacular!, an autobiographical one-man show in which the star leads us through his descent into drug addiction through music, comedy, and even a game show.
Dave R: The accepted first line defence against HIV is the condom but are we being led to believe that it’s the only thing that will protect us? Just how efficient are condoms anyway, in the fight against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections?
Christian Dolan “For most of us winter means seasonal bout of flu, colds and generally having our immune systems challenged by the forces of nature. For those of us who are HIV+ the battle is even greater.”
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.”
From aidsmap.com, news of a vaccine that has managed to completely block infection with SIV, the monkey equivalent of HIV, in monkeys. This finding gives new hopes for the development of a vaccine which could prevent HIV infection.
What do you do when you’re an AIDS Service Organization and your funding isn’t renewed. You carry on! Here’s more of our continued coverage of how an organization like the UK’s The Crescent is doing just that. Iain Murtagh reports.
As Jay Squires returns to Virginia after a year in the Big Apple he says “I hope what I learned in New York will give me the skills needed to adapt and succeed. If so, or if not, my time in the City was priceless”
From FS Magaazine, Matthew Hodson talks to the HIV-negative” “If you have remained free of HIV infection, you still have the power to maintain your negative status. But once you have been infected, that’s it. The moment when you can choose is behind you
Have the benefits of an undetectable viral load been realized or are those who are undetectable still labouring under the burden of being seen as being as infectious as ever. And what’s the potential of that message for causing harm? Bob Leahy reports