Category Archives: Gay

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Sudan: New Magazine Causes Hope Amongst Gays

    via GayStar News, by Dan Littauer A new online lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender magazine in Sudan, north Africa, is a first for the country where homosexuality is still punished by death and an opportunity for gay people to start discussing their lives and hopes for the future. Rainbow Sudan published articles discussing topics including being gay Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, Gay, lesbians, lgbt community, Sudan
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Sexually Explicit Media Analyzed as a Means for Preventive Education

    via Huffington Post, by John-Manuel Andriote Public health officials recommended early in the AIDS epidemic that HIV-prevention education be targeted and explicit, using language and images familiar to those it is intended to reach. Controversy has swirled ever since over what, exactly, is meant by “explicit” prevention education and who should pay for it. Prevention educators recognized Read More >>

    CDC, condoms, Gay, Huffington Post, new prevention technologies, porn, safer sex, sexual behavior
  7. Ugandan Gay Rights Activists Take Action

    via New York Times, by Laurie Goodstein A Ugandan gay rights group filed suit against an American evangelist, Scott Lively, in federal court in Massachusetts on Wednesday, accusing him of violating international law by inciting the persecution of gay men and lesbians in Uganda. The lawsuit maintains that beginning in 2002, Mr. Lively conspired with religious and Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Gay, homophobia, homosexuality, LGBT rights, sub-saharan Africa, Uganda, USA
  8. Will high risk MSM use over the counter HIV tests?

    via Journal of Sex Research, by Alex Carballo-Diégueza, Timothy Frascaa, Curtis Dolezala & Ivan Balana Abstract The Food and Drug Administration may license OraQuick™, a rapid HIV test, for over-the-counter (OTC) sale. This study investigated whether HIV-uninfected, non-monogamous, gay and bisexual men who never or rarely use condoms would use the test with partners as a harm-reduction approach. Read More >>

    Bisexual, Gay, MSM, risk, testing
  9. Reasons behind high risk behaviors in Chinese MSM

    via BMC Public Health, by Guanzhi Chen, Yang Li, Beichuan Zhang, Zengzhao Yu, Xiufang Li, Lixin Wang, Ziming Yu Background Men who have sex with men (MSM) have become a high-risk group of HIV infection in China. To date, little is known regarding the behavioral, social and psychological characteristics in Chinese MSM, which makes the implementation of Read More >>

    Asia, childhood sexual abuse, China, condoms, Gay, gay men, MSM, risk, safer sex
  10. Age as a Risk “Marker” for MSM

    via JAIDS, by Potterat, John J BA; Brewer, Devon D PhD Hurt and colleagues observed that primary HIV infection (PHI) in men who have sex with men (MSM) was associated with selecting older sex partners. Specifically, MSM with PHI (median age, 24.5 years) tended to choose partners 5 years older (median, 29.8 years) compared with uninfected MSM Read More >>

    Gay, gay men, Infections, injection drug use, MSM, social conditions, United States