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Class Claims Dating Sites Disclose HIV Statuses

Dating website conglomerate SuccessfulMatch.com posts its customers' HIV and STD statuses on thousands of its other websites, in violation of law and its own promises of confidentiality, a class action claims in Federal Court.

Published
24 July 2013
From
Courthouse News Service
If I Am HIV-Negative, Then You Must Be Too, Right?

Thirty years of HIV prevention efforts and advocacy have enabled many men living with HIV to be open about their HIV status. But while we have been inundated with messages telling us to "talk about HIV with your sex partners," for some such discussions are fraught with anxieties over blame, judgment, abandonment – or surprising gaps in knowledge.

Published
10 July 2013
From
Huffington Post
Dating positive

Blogger Christian Dolan says ”it's been over two years since my last long term relationship. It's also the first time I've been back on the dating scene from a whole new perspective – this time as a positive man.”

Published
10 July 2013
From
Positive Lite
Opinion: Why the gay community needs FS magazine

"GMFA first published FS magazine in 2002. In March this year we were told that the people who funded FS magazine were no longer going to continue this. Saying this came as a bit of a shock is an understatement. We believe that FS achieves something that no other HIV prevention does. Simply, we are able to reach gay men who are not necessarily seeking information on sexual health..." Ian Howley, editor of London's HIV prevention magazine for gay men, on why GMFA are going to try to continue to publish it, despite drastic funding cuts.

Published
16 April 2013
From
Sosogay
Breaking the Silence on My Struggle With HIV Meds

Most days I forgot I even had HIV until it was time for me to take those pills. Then those days started to become more frequent. Then I started to resent those pills. For me those pills were a constant reminder that I AM LIVING WITH HIV.

Published
08 April 2013
From
The Body
I'm Sorry My HIV Offends You

It's easy to be an ass on mobile dating apps because you can hide behind a cell phone. It's also easy to get your feelings hurt if you don't quickly come to terms with the fact that guys online can be vicious.

Published
17 March 2013
From
Huffington Post
Gays can't have sex

'Gays can’t have sex. We can have only “safer sex” or “protected sex” (where condoms or any other form of barriers are used). The sad part of “protected sex” is that it implies that sex between men is not safe,...' - psychotherapiast Marco Posadas ponders whether 'safer sex' is having a damaging effect on gay men's self-image.

Published
22 February 2013
From
Xtra!
Real Talk: Play Well with Others? Open Relationships and Our Health

What motivates couples to open their relationships—or not? How do men in open relationships (and their outside partners) protect their physical health and emotional well-being? And is the marriage equality movement changing expectations around gay relationships?

Published
18 February 2013
From
BETA blog
PrEP...Forever? When Do You Stop Taking PrEP

In his blog on taking pre-exposure prophylaxis, Jake Sobo asks: do we stop taking PrEP if we start a long-term relationship?

Published
17 January 2013
From
Frontiers LA
We never thought we could get HIV. We were wrong.

Rachel Dilly, 48, contracted HIV after unprotected sex with a new partner. A further seven heterosexual British women have spoken out about their condition for a photographic exhibition.

Published
17 December 2012
From
Daily Mail

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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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