HIV: ¿HOW DO WE MOVE OUR HEARTS & MINDS?

HIV ad campaigns, whether encouraging people to get tested, treated, or learn about PrEP presumably want to encourage people to take action, but they rarely capture what actually motivates gay men.   As our community brainstorms how future efforts could better educate gay men, we must draw from past failures and successes in social marketing, and…

📧 JUS’ E-MAIL ME: 💦 PrE(P)ARATION 🍆 FOR SEX…🍑

My boyfriend wants to fuck me raw.  Though he hasn’t said it yet, eventually he will. Right now, however, he is just a tapestry of hints and subtleties. He asks me if he can just put the head in. He says he just wants to loosen me before slipping on the condom. I flinch as…

WHAT WORLD AIDS DAY MEANS IN 2020

This year has seen the world grapple with a new pandemic, but World AIDS Day, observed December 1 every year since 1988, is a reminder that an earlier one hasn’t gone away. Approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on 2018…

❤️ LOVE N’ DATING IN TIMES OF HIV (STILL) 🤨

Many of HIV’s limitations are limitations that we impose on ourselves. The pool of available dating material, for instance, doesn’t have to be limited to only other HIV-positive partners. If you’re HIV-positive, sure, some  people will be frightened away by HIV, but there are HIV negative people out there willing to overlook an HIV status….

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…