Articles tagged with: barebacking

To tell or not to tell?

published: November, 03, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, International , Legal, Lifestyle, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Disclosure issues for those poz guys into barebacking, a UK perspective from Josh Landale

To tell or not to tell?

Sitting in a small independent coffee house nestled in the backstreets of York writing the draft proposal for this piece, I got chatting to the waitress about what I was writing.  A middle aged woman who remembered very clearly the AIDS campaigns of the mid 80’s, it was fascinating that she engaged me in conversation about the issue. Primarily discussing whether people with HIV should have to disclose their status, she was of the firm belief  that people with it should have to disclose to

PrEP pops up on cruising sites

published: October, 22, 2014 Categories // Dating, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Health, International , Sexual Health, Lifestyle, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Marc-André LeBlanc says that PrEP is a hot topic in HIV prevention circles. There is more and more discussion about it in gay media, on social networks, and even in mass media. But is it even on the radar of the average gay man?

PrEP pops up on cruising sites

This article originally appeared in French on The Warning’s website here. An emerging trend We are now seeing the emergence of profiles where guys self-identify as PrEP users on cruising sites and apps like Grindr and Squirt. Is this a signal that PrEP is now a part of gay men’s sex lives? I decided to check out one of these sites to see what was happening.  I chose BBRT to see if guys were self-identifying as PrEP users. Actually, HIV prevention workers in Toronto are the ones who p

Gay sex and the sauna

published: August, 12, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Health, International , Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

FS Magazine asks “In an era of same-sex weddings, openly gay actors, popstars and athletes, and other benchmarks of equality and acceptance, are gay saunas still relevant on Britain’s gay scene – or is it time for them to be consigned to history?

Gay sex and the sauna

This article with words by Stuart Haggas  @GetStuart and photography by Chris Jepson first appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here. Venue: Saunabar, London. SAUNA NEWS Britain’s gay saunas have been taken a beating in the media of late, including the sad news of a death in a Manchester sauna, while a gay campaigner is calling for them to be shut down. In an era of same-sex weddings, openly gay actors, popstars and athletes, and other benchmarks of equality and acceptance, a

Bug chasing - the ‘gift’ of HIV?

published: August, 05, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, International , Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

From the UK’s FS Magzine comes another take on bug chasers” “they’re actively seeking out positive men online in order to become ‘pozzed up’ with the ‘gift’ of HIV.” Or are they?

Bug chasing - the ‘gift’ of HIV?

This article by Kristian Johns of Kristian+Life @guy_interruptd   first appeared in FS Magazine, apublication of GMFA, here.  I hope you kept the receipt, bug chasers.  While the science world fights to find a cure for HIV, and the rest of the world fears becoming infected, there is much talk of a growing subculture of men for whom catching HIV is the ultimate erotic fantasy. Dubbed ‘bug chasers’, these men don’t fear becoming infected. They’re not even just nonchalant about the

Gay men and condoms

published: July, 27, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Gay Men, Research, Health, International , Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Aidsmap reports from AIDS 2014 on research that says most gay men who don’t use condoms are mindful of HIV and attempt to reduce their risk

Gay men and condoms

This article by Roger Pebody first appeared on aidsmap.com here.   Three-quarters of Australian gay and bisexual men who report unprotected anal intercourse with casual male partners say that they “often” or “always” employ some sort of risk reduction strategy with those partners. Many attempt to select partners who they believe have the same HIV status as themselves (serosorting); a significant proportion use condoms most but not all of the time; and smaller numbers practice ‘str

The last word

FS Magazine responds to reaction, positive and negative, to their article about barebacking in Britian “we had to face sometimes uncomfortable truths about the ways gay men think and the ways that they negotiate, or ignore, risk.”

The last word

This article by Matthew Hodson @Matthew_Hodson first appeared in FS magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.   No REAL sex talk please – we’re gay A couple of issues back FS ran with a raunchy cover proclaiming ‘Bareback Britain’. (Note: PositiveLite,com ran that story here.)  Horses were frightened. In truth, the feedback for that feature was overwhelmingly positive but those that didn’t like it really hated it. We got a couple of people saying that it was inappropriate for us, a

Insight into HIV transmission risk when the viral load is undetectable and no condom is used

published: May, 15, 2014 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Gay Men, CATIE, Health, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Living with HIV, Population Specific

From CATIE, analysis of the interim results of the PARTNER study, which, with zero transmissions occurring in the study group, represents the first direct evidence that ART can reduce risk of HIV transmission amongst gay men where no condoms are used

Insight into HIV transmission risk when the viral load is undetectable and no condom is used

This article by James Wilton first appeared on the CATIE website here.   Une version française est disponible ici.  The sexual transmission of HIV occurs after an exposure to fluids that contain HIV, such as semen and fluids from the vagina and rectum. The amount of virus in these fluids (also known as viral load) is the most important factor that determines whether an exposure to HIV will lead to infection. Research shows that a higher viral load increases the risk of HIV transmission a

As the paradigm crumbles

published: May, 14, 2014 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Health, Sexual Health, Lifestyle, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Michael Bouldin

Michael Bouldin says if PreP was around back then he wouldn’t be positive. And, he says, If there is a moral choice other than to give the younger generation of gay men a tool to prevent infection, and by extension to love without fear, he doesn’t see it.

As the paradigm crumbles

New York City, May 2014  It wasn’t all that long ago, a bit over a decade or so, that I acted on an impulse long in the making. To this day, it horrifies people.  The setting was New York City’s hottest gay after hours sex party. In a space the size of a Manhattan apartment filled with shadowy mazes, leather platforms, some couches and a sling or two, a cast of maybe a hundred or so men in varying states of arousal and undress, all encased in walls of dull black, such was the undergrou

Doctors take a progressive stand on transmission risk and the laws on criminalization

published: May, 06, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, Health, Sexual Health, Legal, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to Dr. Mark Tyndall about the consensus statement issued by 70 doctors/scientists outlining the likelihood of HIV transmission in an attempt to influence the status of Canadian law surrounding the criminalization of HIV nondisclosure.

Doctors take a progressive stand on transmission risk and the laws on criminalization

Dr. Mark Tyndall speaking at CAHR 2014 last week. Last week at CAHR 2014 in St Johns, Newfoundland the most easterly city in North America was buzzing with breaking news of a promising development in the community response to the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. For here at CAHR was released a consensus statement from seventy doctors saying that “current Canadian law is going too far and ignoring the science.  . . speaking out against the many unjust prosecutions against HIV-positive

NEGATIVE: HIV negative gay men speaking for themselves

published: April, 29, 2014 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Health, Sexual Health, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Mark S. King

Mark S. King with a must-see video that features negative gay men talking about their sex lives, their fears of becoming infected, and, perhaps most surprising, what they really think of HIV positive guys

NEGATIVE: HIV negative gay men speaking for themselves

“Talk to me like you talk to your friends when no one is around.”  That was my only request when I sat down with each of four HIV negative gay men to create a short film about their lives and attitudes (video below). They held back nothing, sharing details of their sex lives, their fears of becoming infected, and, perhaps most surprising, what they really think of HIV positive guys. I couldn’t believe their candor, and have worked to distill two days of explicit conversations into ten

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