Articles tagged with: Matthew Hodson

STIs in a post-condoms world

published: November, 06, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Media, Sex and Sexuality

From FS Magazine, Matthew Hodson: " Let’s talk about STIs when we need to talk about STIs but let’s keep our eye on the prize of ending HIV."

STIs in a post-condoms world

Let’s talk about PrEP. Or, let’s talk about how HIV treatment prevents the virus being passed on to sexual partners. When our virus is undetectable it is untransmittable (U=U). How long do we go down either conversational road before someone starts talking about STIs? I was told by someone who works for an HIV support organisation that we shouldn’t let HIV-positive people with an undetectable viral load know that they aren’t a risk to sexual partners. “If you do that,” I was t

NAM's director talks about PrEP and the decline in HIV diagnoses on BBC2's Newsnight

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

From AIDSmap, NAM executive director Matthew Hodson: "If you roll it out to everyone who will benefit most, then we have the power to end the epidemic."

NAM's director talks about PrEP and the decline in HIV diagnoses on BBC2's Newsnight

NAM’s Executive Director, Matthew Hodson, appeared on BBC2’s Newsnight on Tuesday 21 February to talk about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and the dramatic decline in new HIV diagnoses in London in the past year. In the film sequence accompanying the interview, HIV consultant Dr Nneka Nwokolo of London’s 56 Dean St clinic explained that the reduction in new HIV diagnoses is real, substantial and is being seen in clinics across London. “The most significant thing that’s happene

Are we 'Generation Bareback'?

published: November, 16, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

Bareback sex is on the rise in the UK and elsewhere. From FS Magazine, Stuart Haggas reports on the possible reasons and on what it all might mean for HIV prevention.

Are we 'Generation Bareback'?

This article by Stuart Haggas previously appeared at FS Magazine, here. It’s been 35 years since the New York Times reported on a ‘rare cancer seen in 41 homosexuals’ – an article from the summer of 1981 that’s considered the first major news story about HIV/AIDS. A generation of gay men have since grown up with condoms and safer sex campaigns a familiar part of everyday life. Recent studies show an increase in unprotected sex among HIV-negative gay men. Why are some of us ditch

Why we need to rethink HIV prevention

published: November, 11, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Research, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

The game has changed and we need to change tactics. From FS Magazine, Ian Howley asks, "If you don’t care about yourself, why would you care about remaining HIV-negative?"

Why we need to rethink HIV prevention

This article previously appeared at FS Magazine, here. I was born in 1984. I know, I know, if you’re older than me you’ve already rolled your eyes so far back in your head you’ve just won gold at the ‘Eye Rolling Olympics’, hear me out. I was born in 1984. I obviously don’t remember much of that whole decade. It wasn’t until the mid 1990s that I learned about AIDS and HIV. I had no idea what it was, how you ‘got it’ or just how serious it was around the time I was born. So i

Eight changes in HIV prevention

published: November, 03, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

As he leaves his role as CEO of GMFA, Matthew Hodson takes stock of how HIV prevention work has changed during his tenure there.

Eight changes in HIV prevention

Matthew when he first started at GMFA. This article by Matthew Hodson previously appeared at FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here. A child who was born on the day I started at GMFA would now be old enough to join the army or get married – two rights that British gay men didn’t have back then. I’ve been with GMFA about half of my adult life. After 17 years with GMFA it’s time for me to move on. It’s been at various times wonderful and gruelling and frustrating and inspiring

Gay men and bottom shaming

published: October, 05, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, Sexual Health, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From the UK's FS Magazine, Matthew Hodson examines the stigma around anal sex

Gay men and bottom shaming

This article by Matthew Hodson originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  The other day I found myself talking about anal sex with the sixty-something year old mother of a friend. I didn’t raise the subject, I hasten to add. She’d just seen a play which involved some descriptions of anal sex and wanted to know whether gay men actually enjoyed it (yes) and could they climax from it (sometimes). “It never did much for me,” she confessed. “That’s because yo

Porn. Sex. XXX - is porn affecting our health?

published: September, 02, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Youth, Current Affairs, Research, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Media

With sex education off the classroom agenda, many gay teenagers may have no choice but to learn about sex through porn, but is porn helpful or harmful when it comes to learning about sex by watching porn. For FS Magazine, Stuart Haggas reports.

Porn. Sex. XXX - is porn affecting our health?

This article by Stewart Haggas originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  It’s perhaps to be expected that previous generations of gay men, when homosexuality was legislated against, had to look beyond obvious channels for information about gay sex and relationships – but what about the gay youth of today? Recently, the Government announced that it wouldn’t be requiring schools to provide Sex and Relationships Education (SRE), despite widespread support for the