Articles tagged with: PrEP

Why style over substance doesn’t really work when It comes to ads about HIV

published: August, 21, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

:Michael Burtch with a look at The Impulse Group’s HIV campaign video “Knowing", featuring a serodiscordant couple’s attempts to make sex work

Why style over substance doesn’t really work when It comes to ads about HIV

The internet is abuzz with praise for the latest safer-sex campaign by L.A. based HIV/AIDS prevention advocates The Impulse Group and the marketing and branding company The Advisorie (who claim on their website that they get “really excited about two things: Business Strategy and Interior Design.”) who have produced a PSA (which they annoyingly refer to as a “film”) called “Knowing” about knowing/asking/telling your HIV status. The video (see below) has had over 162,000 views to

Episcopal priest and CEO of Chicago House shares his PrEP experience

published: August, 11, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Lifestyle, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Chicago’s Stan J. Sloan says “it took me over a year post “FDA Approval” of PrEP to think through that “condoms are great and always work…until that experience where they don’t.”

Episcopal priest and CEO of Chicago House shares his PrEP experience

This article originally appeared on the website of MyPrEPExperience here.   I’m not hip enough to tweet, and this is my first experience blogging, but I’m Stan J Sloan, an Episcopal Priest and the CEO of Chicago House, and this is my PrEP experience. Chicago House was the first provider of AIDS Housing in the Midwest, and I am in my 14th year as CEO. I have heard about PrEP and PEP since they first surfaced, but somehow I didn’t begin my PrEP regimen until about nine months ago. Aft

Damon L. Jacobs: the calm in the PrEP storm

published: August, 10, 2014 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Activism, Dating, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, International , Lifestyle, Media, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Mark S. King

Mark S. King talked to outspoken PrEP advocate Damon L. Jacobs and asks what happens when an advocate becomes a true media symbol of an issue? How does he cope with the scrutiny?

Damon L. Jacobs: the calm in the PrEP storm

In 1977, I ran for senior class president, hoping against hope that my penchant for wearing platform shoes and fellating men in my spare time might somehow get overlooked by my high school classmates in Bossier City, Louisiana. I lost that faith when my campaign signs throughout the school hallways were vandalized. As the student body arrived that morning we were greeted with the word “FAG” scrawled across the posters in red spray paint.  Trying to comfort me, our student counselor Mrs.

Having a sex party? Call Kontak

published: June, 11, 2014 Categories // Gay Men

If you’re in Montreal that is. Bob Leahy talks to AIDS Community Care Montreal’s Daniel-Jonathan Laroche (D-J) who does novel HIV outreach that invites you to pig out on wholesale priced sex party supplies delivered right to your door

Having a sex party? Call Kontak

Bob Leahy: Hi D-J. Thanks for agreeing to talk to PositiveLite.com about Kontak. We’ve never heard of prevention programming before aimed specifically at gay men’s sex parties quite in the way you are doing it.  Do you want to talk about how you identified the need for this kind of programming?  D-J. Sure. Kontak was established by AIDS Community Care Montreal before I was hired to re-launch the program last December, but with all my years on the scene, I’ve noticed that people like t

CBC radio asks the question: Is PrEP a game changer in the fight against HIV?

published: February, 21, 2014 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Is PrEP a game changer in the fight against HIV? To find out, CBC radio interviews a Canadian physician & researcher and a Toronto guy on PrEP.

CBC radio asks the question: Is PrEP a game changer in the fight against HIV?

Earlier this month, dailyxtra.com, the online version of Xtra!, Canada’s national gay and lesbian newspaper, posted a four part video series on PrEP, while the printed version of the paper had as it’s cover story Canadians already on PrEP while drug sits in regulatory limbo. We reposted the videos on our site. The links to those videos are in the Related Articles section below.  Yesterday, CBC radio’s flagship current affairs program The Current  did their own feature on PrEP, with a

2014: the year we make progress

published: January, 08, 2014 Categories // As Prevention , Research, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces

The intrepid Marc-André LeBlanc with three HIV-related things he doesn’t want to see anymore in 2014, and three things he desperately wants to happen in 2014 on the national scene

2014: the year we make progress

Even those of us who were busy with last minute shopping were very pleasantly surprised at the early Christmas gift that came to us on December 20. The Supreme Court of Canada struck down key provisions of the Criminal code that made sex work more dangerous and made it more difficult for sex workers to reduce their risk of HIV and other STIs. Congratulations to the sex workers and their allies who made this possible!  It made me hopeful that we would start 2014 on the right foot. In that spi

Most believe treatment as prevention is almost as effective as using condoms

published: December, 14, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Aidsmap reports NAM European prevention survey shows support for treatment as prevention, but reservations about PrEP

Most believe treatment as prevention is almost as effective  as using condoms

This article by Gus Cairns first appeared on aidsmap.com here.   A survey of beliefs and opinions on HIV prevention options, conducted by NAM as part of a programme of European HIV prevention work, has found that respondents believed that using antiretroviral therapy (ART) is almost as effective in preventing HIV infections as using condoms. HIV testing and condom provision remain the prevention resources that respondents believed need most prioritisation. Respondents also tended to belie

Promiscuous gay nerd: what makes sex good?

published: November, 14, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Guest Jake Sobo: "This column is the product of tracking the sex that I've been having for the past ten months. , , "This is a project about my sex life. What turns me on. What gets me off. "

Promiscuous gay nerd: what makes sex good?

This article by Jake Sobo originally on the San Francisco AIDS Foundation website also appeared on TheBody.com here. Last year during a visit to San Francisco over New Year's, I witnessed something truly remarkable. My friend gathered a handful of gays together, poured some freshly brewed tea, and gave an hour-long PowerPoint presentation about the sex he had during the previous 12 months. I've seen a lot when it comes to sex. But I'd never before witnessed such a public display of sexual re

Why aren’t we talking about PrEP to prevent HIV?

published: October, 30, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

The public is largely unaware that there is a pill to prevent HIV. Why are so many people afraid to talk about it?

Why aren’t we talking about PrEP to prevent HIV?

This post from NMAC originally appeared on BuzzFeed here.  Did you know there is a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV? In July 2012, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truvada, a popular HIV medication, for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Taken once daily by HIV-negative individuals, the pill has been shown to prevent HIV acquisition by more than 90 percent. (PositiveLite.com says: Truvada is not yet approved in Canada for this purpose – but ask your doctor. If you are

Gay men involved in HIV: Their concerns and hopes about PrEP (Part two)

published: July, 10, 2013 Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

In the second part of this series Marc-André LeBlanc asks what do gay men involved in HIV-related work think about PrEP? Can they ever imagine using PrEP? What is their greatest concern about PrEP? Their greatest hope?

Gay men involved in HIV: Their concerns and hopes about PrEP (Part two)

In my previous article, I focussed on whether gay men involved in HIV could ever imagine using PrEP. In this article, I focus on their concerns and hopes for PrEP. This article presents gay men’s opinions about PrEP. It does not claim to present facts about PrEP. As such, factual errors might be included in the opinions expressed, so check out the resources listed at the end of the article for more information about PrEP.  I approached HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay men involved in HIV-

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