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“Nothing feels better than being confident that you are healthy” – a young man’s experience of PrEP

PrEP recently became available in Ukraine, and for Georgii Onyschuk, a 29-year-old marketing professional from Kyiv, it has become a normal part of life as a young gay man.

Published
30 January 2019
From
World Health Organization
My life in sex: ‘I used to think HIV was a curse. Now my sex life is better than ever’

These days I try to show my dates that HIV is not a burden, but something that I’ve grown from. My viral load is undetectable, meaning I can’t infect anyone, although I’ll have to take medication for the rest of my life. Dealing with such a heavy subject with defiance, lightness and confidence is, I like to think, sexy. It also allows me to relieve people of their irrational fears of HIV.

Published
18 January 2019
From
The Guardian
How to Cope When You’re Looking for Love, but Finding HIV Stigma Instead

Members of the POZ Personals community share their experiences.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Poz
Drugs and alcohol complicate sexual consent, but context can make things clearer

Sexual consent is an important, complex and often awkward topic to talk about. And when people have been consuming alcohol or other drugs, it makes negotiating sexual consent even more complicated. Indeed, drawing the line between consensual sex and assault when a complainant is heavily intoxicated is a particularly difficult area of law.

Published
22 November 2018
From
The Conversation
What 5,000 Phone Sex Calls Taught Me about Gay Men

The number might be a little low. Over the course of my “phone fantasy” career in the 1980s, I spoke to as many as ten customers in a given day, numbering in the many thousands over the years. That’s a lot of heavy breathing.

Published
15 November 2018
From
My Fabulous Disease
What I’ve learned about online dating as a woman living with HIV

My advice to someone who is newly diagnosed and looking to date is to take your time. Get your head around living with HIV, and then step out into the world of dating.

Published
02 August 2018
From
The i
This new dating research proves so many people still believe outdated HIV myths

A shocking number of people wouldn't swipe right on an HIV positive person who was on effective treatment.

Published
09 July 2018
From
Cosmopolitan
Almost half of millennial women do not get enough enjoyment from sex, Public Health England report reveals

Around 42% of 25 to 34-year-olds suffer from a "lack of sexual enjoyment", compared with less than a third of those aged from 55 to 64.

Published
27 June 2018
From
Evening Standard
Dating While HIV Positive

POZ Personals members share their dating advice.

Published
19 June 2018
From
Poz
We need to talk about how Grindr is affecting gay men’s mental health

As a gay psychiatrist who studies gender and sexuality, I’m thrilled with the huge strides we’ve made over the past decade to bring gay relationships into the mainstream...But I’m worried by the rise of the underground digital bathhouse. Apps like Grindr, with 3 million daily active users, and others like Scruff and Jack’d, are designed to help gay men solicit sex, often anonymously, online. I am all for sexual liberation, but I can’t stop wondering if these apps also have a negative effect on gay men’s mental health.

Published
05 April 2018
From
Vox

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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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