Category Archives: gay men

  1. So You Want to be a Sex Writer? Tristan Taormino on Activism, Anal, and Quitting Law School

    via SF Weekly, by Vanessa L. Pinto Excerpt: “I sent them a proposal for a book I called The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. This was a book I wanted to have on my shelf. I’m someone who started having anal sex in college. I really loved it, and I knew I couldn’t possibly be Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, Bisexual, gay men, heterosexuality, women
  2. Age at First Anal Sex and HIV/STI Vulnerability among Gay Men in Australia

    via bmj.com, by Anthony Lyons ABSTRACT Objectives To determine whether there is a link between age at first anal intercourse (AFAI) and gay men’s HIV/sexually transmissible infection (STI) vulnerability, including tendencies to engage in higher risk sexual behaviour. Methods A nationwide cross-sectional survey was conducted online involving 845 Australian gay men born between 1944 and 1993. Results Read More >>

    anal intercourse, Australia, gay men, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, risk, STI
  3. Characteristics Qualifying Gay Men for Intermittent PrEP

    via AllAfrica.com, by Michael Carter Older, better-educated gay men who use sexual networking sites and have sex outside the context of committed relationships may be appropriate targets for intermittent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), US research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes suggests. The investigators found that individuals with this profile were Read More >>

    anal intercourse, antiretroviral therapy, gay men, HIV, hiv prevention, iPrEx, MSM, PrEP
  4. aidsmap: HIV treatment may be stabilising HIV epidemic in Danish gay men

    via aidsmap, by Michael Carter Excerpt: Danish safe-sex poster from ’89 “While unsafe sex among MSM [men who have sex with men] has increased substantially and the number of HIV-positive MSM living in Denmark has enlarged, the incidence of HIV diagnoses in this population has remained stable for more than a decade,” write the authors. “Our findings Read More >>

    Denmark, gay men, HAART, hiv prevention, MSM, safer sex, Treatment
  5. U.S HIV Funding for Gay and Bisexual Men May Cause Concerns

    via Funders Concerned About AIDS, by Sean Cahill Over the past few years we have witnessed a number of advances in science-based HIV prevention and care policy and LGBT health policy in the U.S. We have a first-ever National HIV/AIDS Strategy that prioritizes reducing the disparity affecting gay and bisexual men—who were 64% of new infections in Read More >>

    Bisexual, Gay, gay black men, gay men, HIV/AIDS policy, LGBT rights, National AIDS Strategy, USA
  6. MSM Population May Be Neglected From HIV Funding

    via Funders Concerned About AIDS, by Owen Ryan At a community meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on March 20th, Kevin Fenton, director of Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention said, “Our own stigma, our own homophobia, cascades down in our funding and allocations…” Dr. Fenton was recognizing Read More >>

    amfAR, CDC, funding, Gay, gay men, HIV, MSM
  7. Researchers Report that PrEP May Be Accepted as HIV Prevention in UK’s Gay Men

    via AIDSmap.com, by Roger Pebody Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) would be an acceptable HIV prevention strategy for large numbers of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in major UK cities, according to two studies presented to the British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference in Birmingham this week. The conference also heard details of a small Read More >>

    Gay, gay men, MSM, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, prevention, Treatment as Prevention, UK
  8. The Risks Caused by Unprotected Anal Sex

    via Australian Federation of AIDS Organisation, by Eric Glare This article describes the biological role of anal mucus and its association with the gastrointestinal immune system, which harbours a persistent reservoir of HIV that potentially leads to infectious anal mucus. ERIC GLARE argues that all HIV prevention discussions should highlight the role anal mucus plays in HIV Read More >>

    anal health, anal intercourse, anal sex, Gay, gay men, HIV, MSM
  9. Researchers Investigate Acceptability for PrEP in Chinese MSM

    via PLoS ONE, by Feng Zhou Introduction In pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), antiretroviral (ARV) drugs are given to HIV-negative people to decrease their chance of becoming infected. Several studies conducted among men who have sex with men (MSM) have shown that PrEP awareness was very low, and few participants reported having the experience of PrEP use, even in Read More >>

    acceptability, Asia, China, Gay, gay men, HIV, MSM, PEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP
  10. Ugandan Gay Rights Activists Fight Against Anti-Homosexuality Bill

    via Chicago Sun Times, by Frank Mugisha The world listened last week as Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf defended her country’s laws that discriminate against its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex population. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, she spoke of preserving Liberia’s “traditional values” and said in part, “We like ourselves the way we Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, criminalization, Gay, gay men, LGBT rights, sub-saharan Africa, Uganda