Articles tagged with: gay

That time 37 years ago I won a car on The Price is Right

published: March, 16, 2017 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, International , Living with HIV, Media, Mark S. King

Mark S. King: "Year after year I’ve seen that video and find myself pulling farther away from the image on my television screen..."

That time 37 years ago I won a car on The Price is Right

When I was nineteen years old, I vacationed to Los Angeles and won a car on “The Price is Right.” In the following years, if I really liked you and wanted to impress you — or give you a small, wacky glimpse of my life — then at some juncture I’d say “So hey, have you ever been to Los Angeles?” Or, “Did I ever tell you about the car?” It was a long time ago. Thirty-seven years. I have a videotape of the entire episode and it gets trotted out and viewed from time to time. Now

Lose some or gain some... embracing my new life

published: March, 15, 2017 Written by // Billy Santo Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Youth, Billy Santo, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces

From the Philippines, Billy Santo says, "I am simply satisfied with what I have at the moment and where I am right now."

Lose some or gain some... embracing my new life

Many things have been lost since I was diagnosed and disclosed myself with HIV but seeing where I am right now, I can truly say that I have lost some things, but these are those that I actually never needed - like fake friends, unsatisfying lifestyle, discontented relationships, unwanted affairs and that extreme feeling of loneliness and the guilt of engaging into so many bad habits that led me to be more and more lost. Now, I have gained some things that I never could have imagined.. Loving

Love is all that matters

published: March, 14, 2017 Written by // Patrick Italo Ettenes Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Patrick Italo Ettenes

Patrick Italo Ettenes on dementia: "I know now that no matter what I hear in my head, I will go out and reclaim my life."

Love is all that matters

Well, guess who’s attempting to get back into the swing of things! Brace yourself – it’s going to be another bumpy ride. 2017 has emotionally marked me forever. For those who believe in coincidence, I have a few that will cause the hairs on your back to stand up. Allow me first to say that no matter what life throws at me, I have come to realize that I cope or manage however I need to. I fight without knowing it, and I slip down loops of self-destruction like anyone else. So what has H

Form & function in men's spring style.

published: March, 13, 2017 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Philip Minaker

Philip Minaker reports on this spring's casual looks for men.

Form & function in men's spring style.

Many of us have opted for a less structured approach to dressing that accommodates our lifestyles. Incorporating clothing specifically designed for workouts and other athletic activities into our work, casual and social wardrobes has become a new standard of dressing. And since it has begun chipping away at sales in casual (think jeans) and ready to wear commodities it has created one of its own. Pieces specifically designed for true sportswear have now expanded into everyday wear. Whether fo

HIV and dating: toe in the water

published: March, 13, 2017 Written by // Alex Sparrowhawk Categories // Dating, Social Media, Gay Men, International , Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Alex Sparrowhawk

Newly single after a long time in a relationship, the UK's Alex Sparrowhawk braves the currents of modern dating.

HIV and dating: toe in the water

Following my diagnosis it was a mere three months before I met my ex-partner. He was someone I spent another six and a half years with until we broke up at the end of last summer. I think I am in a little bit of an unusual situation; living with HIV for 87 months but during that period only being single for nine of them. I’ve been avoiding dating since the split, enjoying time by myself and busying myself with work, family and friends. Over the past few weeks I’ve been toying with the

One in five ‘heterosexual’ men in the UK caught their HIV from another man.

published: March, 10, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Gay Men, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors

From AIDSmap.com, Gus Cairns reports on new data presented by Manon Ragonnet-Cronin and colleagues from Edinburgh University at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) last week.

One in five ‘heterosexual’ men in the UK caught their HIV from another man.

A genetic analysis of a large database of people with HIV in the UK in care shows that 18% of men with HIV who claim to be exclusively heterosexual in fact belong to clusters of linked infections that consist only of men. This provides a minimum figure for the proportion of men with HIV in the UK who are what the researchers call “undisclosed men who have sex with men (MSM)”. It is a minimum figure because other men who caught HIV through sex with another man may be in mixed-gender cluste

AIDS United affirms evidence that proves people living with HIV with a sustained, undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners

published: March, 10, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Media

AIDS United joins Prevention Access Campaign consensus statement and issues implementation recommendations.

AIDS United affirms evidence that proves people living with HIV with a sustained, undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners

In a statement released today, the AIDS United Public Policy Committee—the largest and longest-running national coalition of community-based HIV/AIDS organizations—strongly affirmed the conclusive evidence proving that people living with HIV who have achieved a sustained, undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners. This evidence-based declaration reinforces AIDS United’s programmatic, policy and advocacy work to expand access to antiretroviral medications to all peo

Women: What HIV/AIDS organisations aren’t telling us about our amazing bodies!

published: March, 09, 2017 Written by // Megan DePutter Categories // Social Media, Women, Sexual Health, Health, International , Megan DePutter, Opinion Pieces

Megan DePutter:"there’s a considerable lack of understanding, respect and information-sharing going on about the basic elements of women’s sexual health, enjoyment, and reproduction."

Women: What HIV/AIDS organisations aren’t telling us about our amazing bodies!

When delivering training on HIV transmission, I like to ask the participants to name the five bodily fluids that can transmit HIV. Blood is always stated first. Next, the participants will (incorrectly) state saliva. People usually get semen next. And often one person will identify breastmilk. The remaining two tend to be a bit of a puzzle. The answers are of course, anal mucous and vaginal fluid. I have yet to encounter any participant who is not already working/volunteering in the field wh

Support people with HIV: stop the cuts!

published: March, 09, 2017 Written by // Christian Dolan Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Upcoming Events, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Christian Dolan

The U. K.'s Christian Dolan: "There will always be those who will try to shut you down, but when you are fighting for what is right, when you are fighting for love, you do not give up."

Support people with HIV: stop the cuts!

After a lot of hard work and protesting by various organisations and individuals, with particular reference to that of the National AIDS Trust (NAT), the end of last year saw NHS England announced plans to fund PrEP for at least 10,000 people through a new trial. This of course is amazing news and worth all the hard work undertaken to get here by those involved. That was not all, there was more amazing work happening. The work of Greg Owen, someone I have had the pleasure to meet personally,

PrEP can only work if perception improves - De Montfort University (DMU) experts

published: March, 08, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) professor Rusi Jaspal carried out the first study to find out what men in the UK felt about PrEP. He says misconceptions and fear of social stigma are hindering the fight against HIV/AIDS in the UK.

PrEP can only work if perception improves - De Montfort University (DMU) experts

This article previously appeared at the DeMontfort University Leicester (DMU) website, here. A De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) professor and his PhD student have urged the medical profession and media to change the way in which a new HIV prevention treatment is represented if they want it to work. Professor Rusi Jaspal carried out the first study to find out what men in the UK felt about PrEP – a new HIV prevention treatment said to reduce the risk of infection by 86% if taken dail

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