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  • Relationships with an HIV-negative partner

    Often, people living with HIV have partners who are HIV negative (these are sometimes referred to by healthcare professionals as ‘serodiscordant’ or ‘serodifferent’ relationships). It can feel...

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    Information level Level 2
  • Part I: HIV, sex and you

    Paying attention to sexual health is more than taking steps to prevent passing on HIV to someone else, or avoiding sexually transmitted infections. Good sexual health is...

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    Information level Level 2
  • HIV, mental health & emotional wellbeing

    This booklet is an introduction to mental health for people with HIV. ...

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  • Sex

    Having HIV can affect people’s feelings about sex in many different ways. Some people become anxious about passing HIV on, or feel less desirable. While some people go...

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  • In China, Public Talk of Sex Is Rare. Could a ‘Pleasure Community’ Change That?

    In a room with soft lighting, decorated with fuzzy blankets and turquoise balloons, a group of 30 or so strangers gathered on a recent afternoon in Beijing to discuss a subject that is largely taboo in China: how to satisfy a woman sexually.

    03 June 2019 | New York Times
  • Silver Singles: Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise In The Over 50s?

    Divorce, dating apps, and living longer means STIs are affecting more older people than ever before.

    03 June 2019 | Huffington Post
  • China's Kunlun Tech agrees to U.S. demand to sell Grindr gay dating app

    Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Monday it had agreed to a request by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to sell popular gay dating app Grindr, setting a June 2020 deadline to do so.

    14 May 2019 | Reuters
  • UK couples having less frequent sex than 10 years ago

    "Young Brits are having less sex than a decade ago because they're too busy watching Netflix," reports the Sun. Researchers used survey data from almost 35,000 people aged 16 to 44 in the UK. The surveys were done in 1991, 2001 and 2012.

    10 May 2019 | NHS Behind the Headlines
  • Challenging My Own Bigotry

    An HIV-negative gay man confronts his history with men living with the virus.

    25 April 2019 | Poz
  • PrEP May Offer Psychological Benefits to Gay, Bisexual Men at Risk for HIV

    A new study has identified lower rates of sexual anxiety among gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

    24 April 2019 | American Journal of Managed Care
  • Inside Grindr, fears that China wanted to access user data via HIV research

    Just a few months after a Chinese gaming company acquired Grindr, a gay dating app, employees of the app learned that the Trump administration was investigating the deal over national security concerns, according to two people familiar with the company. There were worries that China could harvest potentially embarrassing or sensitive private data from the app for espionage purposes. For example, China might be able to find out the HIV status of U.S. military or security personnel who use Grindr.

    05 April 2019 | NBC News
  • Reclaiming my time!

    Every time I take my medicine, it is an act of preventing transmission, and survival. Never again will I see myself as ‘unclean’ or ‘a risk to others’. The only time HIV plays a role in my life is when I take my medication before bed.

    22 March 2019 | PrEPing MALTA
  • I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too

    In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being diagnosed with HIV.

    15 February 2019 | The Body
  • Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

    Lynae Darbes, associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, developed an intervention designed to improve the likelihood that couples will decide to engage in HIV testing together. The idea was that providing relationship skills to couples would improve their communication and their relationship in general, and this would in turn improve their ability to talk about sex and HIV--as well as HIV testing.

    08 February 2019 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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