HEY GAY MEN: ¿WHY IS HIV/AIDS IS STILL A ‘GAY THING’?

We’re all typical gay men to some degree. We enjoy partying, social meet ups, new friends and of course lots and lots of sex. Show me a gay man who hasn’t had a one night stand in their time and I would be very surprised. For many of us one night stands are a time…

HIV: A CHANGE IN ATTITUDE

Life with HIV, do you think it possible for most gay men to understand the struggles that other gay men are facing? I ask because it costs nothing to show humanity to others that are struggling, yet we still shun and stigmatize an HIV-positive person? Is a change in attitude possible?

¡THE STIGMA OF HIV & AIDS CANNOT HIDE!

There are many reasons gay men are so strongly associated with stigma of HIV. Some have to do with tired stereotypes, making it so easy to hide one’s status. Despite the focus on stigmatizing the image of HIV, can the stigma of HIV be used to create a safe space to express our sexuality as…

NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY (NHTD) 2K20

Each year, on June 27, we observe National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). On this day, we unite with partners, health departments, and other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. Get Involved The 2020 NHTD theme is about the power of “Knowing”— knowing your HIV status, knowing…

¿IS PrEP REALLY OUR SAVIOUR?

The sexual revolution of the 1960s and ’70s came to an abrupt and brutal end for many gay and bi men the moment AIDS was traced to sexual contact. In the early days of the epidemic, sex between men was equated with AIDS, not just in the mainstream media, but also in prevention efforts by…

LET’S FIGHT HIV & END STIGMA TOGETHER

The first time I knowingly had sex with someone with HIV, I had guessed his status weeks before he told me. I remember feeling relieved when he told me. He placed his trust in me and I was confident that sexual safety was not going to be something I needed to negotiate. We were safe…

RE-CREATING SAFE SEX…

There’s the rub. To engage in discussions about HIV and vulnerability means to have meaningful dialogue about sex and drug use. This is difficult in the world today. We have to do the work of defining the ways that we are comfortable with sex and substance use and vulnerability, by ourselves and with another person….

HIV & INFECTIOUS SEX…

In this queer world where individuals explores his or her personal experience and connects that experience to wider cultural, political and social meanings, how do we track the development of HIV prevention and sex in our lives? This era of our lives point to the creative ways that individuals and communities construct sex lives around…

BLACK GAY MEN & HIV: ¿WHY THE DISPARITY?

It’s time for us to get real. We are not doing enough to help black gay men who are living with HIV. If you don’t believe me, just look at the data. Why are so many black gay men don’t get into care and onto antiretroviral medication? Is it because of discrimination, poverty, stigma, and a…

WHY WE IN THE GAY COMMUNITY NEED TO RETHINK HIV PREVENTION

We’ve come so far in the terms of where we are in HIV prevention. Gone are the days of the tombstone adverts. Now we live in an age where the majority of gay and bisexual men living with HIV have the condition under control. So if this is the case, why are we still seeing…