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Top ten most-read PositiveLite.com posts in 2015

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Editor Categories // Social Media, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy

These are the posts, new and old, that got the most traffic in the year just passed.

Top ten most-read PositiveLite.com posts in 2015

Sometimes it’s obvious, sometimes it’s inexplicable, but its nearly always a surprise to see which PositiveLite.com posts,  new and old, attracted the most readers in the year just passed. Sometimes it’s  the power or uniqueness of the words, other times their place on the list reflects subject matter that Google searchers are looking for. What struck us, though, in reviewing the list that follows, is that first it's a mix of serious and light, which is exactly what we wanted PositiveLite,com to be in the first place.  Secondly, each article that made the top ten  is a really good read. So . . . If you didn’t catch them first time around, here’s your chance to catch up on what others have been reading most. 

1.Dead porn stars society: HIV heroes of the arts: (6) (2014) 

Dave R: Underestimated social workers or salacious sexual deviants? Gay porn stars are subject to huge pressures to stay on top of their game. What happens when their looks fade, or worse, they fall foul of HIV? 

2. BareBackRT.com - the interview (2014)  

Editor Bob Leahy chats about the business with the owner of the world’s largest online hookup site for gay men who prefer not to use condoms, BareBackRT.com.

3. HIV: a straight man’s perspective (2014)  

Writer Joshua Middleton and the place of the heterosexual community in the North American HIV epidemic. 

4. HIV pop music icons: (5) Holly Johnson: relax, he did it (2014)  

Dave R: Holly Johnson from Frankie Goes to Hollywood, is alive and well and still performing, writing and painting but it could easily have been a different story after he struggled to succeed after he contracted HIV. 

5. Funny Prevention Messages from Europe, Part One – Sex is No Accident (2011)  

Looking at a funny and innovative HIV prevention campaign from Germany. But how effective is it? 

6. CAS staffers break ranks to drop bombshell accusations and a plea for help (2015)  

In an open letter, three Canadian AIDS Society staffers risked their jobs this past weekend to express a loss of confidence in CAS leadership. Can the already embattled CAS survive this latest blow? Bob Leahy reports. 

7. Bisexuality on the Big Bang Theory (2012)  

Megan DePutter says “One of my favourite shows on TV these days is the Big Bang Theory, and only partly because of my connection to the physics world.” 

8. HIV rates coming down in Toronto two years in a row (2015)  

You sometimes hear the gossip that new HIV infection rates are on the rise. But are they? Bob Leahy on Toronto’s recent success in curbing new infection rates. 

9. Fuck poz guys! (2014)  

Marc-André LeBlanc asks if you’re a neg guy is it safer to have sex with poz guys or neg guys? Limit your condomless sex to poz guys with undetectable viral loads and avoid condomless sex with casual negative partners he suggests. 

10. The chaser’s tale – part two (2014)  

Bob Leahy in part two of a frank conversation with recently diagnosed Joseph Sinnott who deliberately exposed himself to HIV in search of the erotic and a sense of belonging. Here Joseph discusses the aftermath of the act which made him positive. 

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