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Partner communication, commitment influenced HIV testing in adolescents

"These findings highlight opportunities for health care providers to include a discussion of the partner's testing status when counseling adolescents about HIV testing," study researcher Hina J. Talib, MD said.

Published
26 November 2013
From
Healio
Love is the drug putting couples at risk of Aids in Africa

A fear of disrupting the trust between couples in long-term relationships in Africa is preventing many from seeking the protection they need from HIV

Published
26 November 2013
From
The Independent
How Do You Talk About It? Two Guys Take On “Undetectable”

How do we talk about "undetectable" viral load? And what does it mean to different people in different contexts? BETA put these questions to Zachary Barnett and Derek Brocklehurst, two gay men with different experiences of “undetectable.”

Published
13 November 2013
From
BETA blog
To Prevent HIV Infection, Couples Try Testing Together

Getting tested for HIV in the U.S. is almost always private, sometimes even secretive. Ditto for disclosing the results. But some say the approach is outmoded at a time when many at risk for HIV — gay men — are in committed relationships.

Published
21 October 2013
From
NPR (blog)
Hooked Up: Exploring HIV Disclosure Online

Some hook-up sites for gay men make it easy to discuss HIV status; others just muddy the waters. But how reliable is the data for deciding what sex to have, with whom and how safely? And how does barebacking fit in? Bob Leahy looks at two popular sites and arrives at some surprising conclusions.

Published
30 September 2013
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The Body
Magnetic dating: I’m HIV positive… but it’s OK if you’re not.

It’s something I’ve seen for a while now - people saying: "I am HIV positive so I would prefer dating someone who is positive too." While I get why someone would do that, I just can’t see myself doing it. And here is why...

Published
03 September 2013
From
Living with HIV (blog)
Using 'HIV-Negative' as a Substitution for 'Haven't Been Tested'

An LGBT policy expert confronts his own fear of being tested for HIV: "Why was I so afraid to be tested? I knew enough information to understand that death was not my immediate thought. Quite frankly, though, my biggest fear was not knowing love, but more importantly, I was afraid that love would never know me. So instead of being courageous and facing those fears, I hid and wanted to believe that not knowing would be better than finding out my status."

Published
15 August 2013
From
POZ
Island woman's life marked by stigma

At age 30, Nicole could be a poster woman for good looks and good health — except for one issue she feels compelled to keep secret. She is very careful about telling people that, at age 21, she was diagnosed with HIV.

Published
08 August 2013
From
Times Columnist
How Grindr has transformed users' experience of intimacy

Bodies are cropped, filtered and framed for consumption. Whether you're looking for a relationship or a one-night stand, being on Grindr is serious emotional labour

Published
02 August 2013
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The Guardian
HIV defines me, whether I like it or not

I had convinced myself that HIV would not, had not impacted on my life. I was to carry on living pretty much like I had before. I would not be different because of it. I would the same old me.

Published
29 July 2013
From
Living with HIV (blog)

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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