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Dating And Fear In The Age Of HIV: 'I'd Like To Sleep With You -- And I'm HIV-Positive'

The dearth of proud, openly positive gay people online in most cities is a lost opportunity for all of us. More open disclosure can lead toward better, more informed, and safer sex. It would also go far toward removing some of the shame we have toward the disease.

Published
11 September 2012
From
Huffington Post
Couples-based HIV testing acceptable to MSM in Cape Town

Couples-based HIV counselling and testing would be welcomed by gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Cape Town, according to an article published

Published
08 September 2012
By
Michael Carter
India: Bill to make HIV tests mandatory before marriage under consideration

The debate on making HIV tests mandatory before marriage has been rekindled. The state women and child development department is actively considering the move.

Published
05 September 2012
From
Times of India
Please Don't Infect Me, I'm Sorry

I've turned down guys who are open about their positive status. I had it drilled into me that this was a disease to stay far, far away from. I also know better than to sleep with someone who announces himself as HIV positive. Or knew. Now I'm not exactly sure what to think.

Published
23 August 2012
From
Gawker
Depending on how it's defined, between 13% and 46% of American gay men report intimate partner violence

A study which aimed to produce a definition of intimate partner violence (physical, sexual, or psychological harm caused by a current or former partner) that would be

Published
03 August 2012
By
Roger Pebody
South African study finds most women disclose HIV status to family, but far fewer to sexual partners

A study of HIV-positive people in the high-prevalence area of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa shows that a high proportion of people disclosed their HIV status to

Published
26 July 2012
By
Gus Cairns
The gay globe

In the last two years, three internet surveys in Europe, the USA and Asia asked over 200,000 gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM)

Published
15 July 2012
From
HIV treatment update
"I have something to tell you.I'm HIV positive"

After telling his partner he was positive, Richard says he felt like he was starting his relationship again.

Published
06 July 2012
From
Same Same
Odd Blood: Serodiscordancy, or, Life With an HIV-Positive Partner

Chad, my boyfriend, types to me from the Hyatt on New Jersey Avenue, "I am hiv positive." We study the screen together, 1426 miles apart. The cursor of my chat window blinks for me. I'm not stunned, or even much scared, really; definitely not sickened, repulsed.

Published
05 April 2012
From
The Atlantic
KENYA: Better training needed for counsellors of HIV-discordant couples

The Kenyan government has issued guidelines on counselling for HIV-discordant couples, but many counsellors in smaller, rural health centres remain untrained.

Published
05 April 2012
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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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