Articles tagged with: poz

HIV: prosecution or prevention? HIV is not a crime

published: March, 31, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Youth, Current Affairs, Women, Revolving Door, International , Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

From POZ, an excerpt from Sean Strub's book, The War on Sex, edited by David M. Halperin and Trevor Hoppe.

HIV: prosecution or prevention? HIV is not a crime

This excerpt from Sean Strub's book, The War on Sex previously appeared at POZ, here. Iowan Nick Rhoades is HIV-positive and has had an undetectable viral load for many years, making it virtually impossible for him to sexually transmit the virus. When he had sex with a man he met online in 2008, he also used a condom. Despite these protective measures, Rhoades was prosecuted and convicted for not disclosing his HIV status to his partner before they had sex. He was sentenced to 25 years i

My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea, and Advocacy

published: September, 28, 2016 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

"In light of mounting data on STI’s, some of my own past writing makes me cringe," says Mark S. King

My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea, and Advocacy

Amidst the happy haze of good news about the efficacy of PrEP in preventing new HIV infections and the growing consensus that people living with HIV who are undetectable are not infectious, there is troubling news from the CDC in two new reports about the golden oldies of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s): rates of syphilis are on the riseand antibiotics to treat gonorrhea may be nearing the end of their usefulness. The news underscores a simmering tension between those of us

You can't hurry love

published: January, 29, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Revolving Door, Guest Authors

PositiveLite.com recommends “Navigating sex and disclosure while living with HIV” from POZ.com

You can't hurry love

The full text of this article by Casey Halter first appeared on POZ.com here.  “I don’t want to lie anymore.” Those were the words Robert Gillum thought when he first disclosed to his partner, Michael, in 1994. Having spent the previous seven years in the closet about having HIV—going city to city, job to job and lover to lover across the United States—Gillum recalls that day in Minneapolis as the first time he took responsibility for his status.  To many, the idea of Gillum, bo

The state of the HIV epidemic in the United States

published: January, 12, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors

Following years of apparent stagnation in the U.S. fight against HIV, recent reports suggest that things are looking up. What’s the full story?

The state of the HIV epidemic in the United States

The full text of this article by Benjamin Ryan firrst appeared on POZ.com here.  This summer will mark 35 years since the first reports of AIDS. Additionally, two decades have now passed since combination antiretroviral treatment began to transform a health crisis into a more manageable public health concern.  Anniversaries are time to take stock: to reflect on the lessons of the past, assess the status quo and make projections for the future. For many years now, the American HIV epidemic

Traveling man

published: October, 31, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Aging, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Living with HIV

From POZ magazine a 90 year-old New Yorker says: "There are people who have survived longer than I have in number of years, but I think that I’m probably the oldest guy alive with the virus”

 Traveling man

This is an excerpt of an article by Casey Halter that first appeared in POZ magazine here.   On July 29, 2014, after living more than two decades with HIV, Nello Carlini celebrated his 90th birthday. “There are people who have survived longer than I have in number of years, but I think that I’m probably the oldest guy alive with the virus,” he says.  Born in Italy in 1924, Carlini immigrated to western New York with his family when he was 3 years old. In high school, after years of

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, Sexual Health, 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

Coinfected with HIV and Hep C? Time to party like it’s 1996

published: March, 23, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Benjamin Ryan writes in POZ about much improved treatment options for people living with HIV and HepC

Coinfected with HIV and Hep C? Time to party like it’s 1996

This article first appeared in POZ magazine here.    As hepatitis C treatment undergoes a revolution akin to the introduction of HIV antiretrovirals, the doors are swinging wide open for people coinfected with HIV to be cured of hep C. If you think that having HIV means you can’t be cured of a coinfection with hepatitis C, then think again. If you think the only way to rid yourself of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and to spare your liver of its damaging consequences is to undergo a year of

Twelve HIV-Positive tattoos you must see

published: February, 19, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Art, Gay Men, Women, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

From a simple plus to swallows festooning a red ribbon, eleven men and one woman share their thoughts on their poz tattoos.

Twelve HIV-Positive tattoos you must see

This article by Diane Anderson-Minshall previously appeared in HIVPLUSMAG.com here. (Note the inclusion of PositiveLite.com contributor Joshua Middleton and his tattoo in this report.) Nothing fires up a conversation like asking a group of HIV-positive people how they feel about poz tattoos. Bottom line, you either love 'em or hate 'em. Aaron Lamout, who is currently planning for his own tattoo, argues that "willingly branding yourself, I feel, takes away any power others have of causing harm

So….a man goes into a bar

published: December, 19, 2013 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Lifestyle

It ain’t easy and he’s not my brother. The still-single-but-looking Wayne Bristow asks “What’s a guy got to do to get a date in this town?”

So….a man goes into a bar

Night out #1 He walks up to the bar. There are several empty stools; it's still early in the evening for some. From the empty stools, he chooses one in the centre,. It's part of his strategy. As  others arrive, someone would have to sit on either side.  At the other end of the bar he notices what can only be a gathering of some regulars. Every bar has them. A few times he notices one of them look in his direction but quickly look away when they realize he notices their glance. The man can

Positive sex

published: July, 11, 2013 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Amy Willis talks to Rick and Scott, the guys who facilitate GPS (Gay Positive Sex) groups in Toronto, designed to help positive gay men develop strategies for sex that work for each of them.

I recently sat down with my colleagues, Rick Julien and Scott Simpson, the peer facilitators of the Gay Poz Sex (GPS) Study housed jointly at the HIV Prevention Lab at Ryerson University and the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), to speak to them about the GPS program and how it addresses many of the competing forms of stigma that gay, HIV-positive men often face. Here are their responses: Amy: Looking at the history of HIV & AIDS, it’s clear that people living with HIV &AIDS have f

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