Category Archives: risk

  1. Increased risk of anal cancer for all groups with HIV, not just MSM

    via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter Gay men are not the only group of HIV-positive patients who have an increased risk of anal cancer, according to North American research published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The researchers found that incidence of the cancer was also significantly higher in non-gay HIV-positive men as well as HIV-positive Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, anal intercourse, gay men, MSM, risk
  2. Identifying at-risk populations to enroll and maintain in HIV prevention trials

    via PubMed, by Price MA, Rida W, Mwangome M, Mutua G, Middelkoop K, Roux S, Okuku HS, Bekker LG, Anzala O, Ngugi E, Stevens G, Chetty P, Amornkul “Finding, enrolling, and retaining risk populations for HIV prevention trials is challenging in Africa. African MSM are not frequently engaged for research, have high HIV incidence, need urgent risk Read More >>

    Africa, clinical trials, gay men, Kenya, MSM, prevention, research, risk, South Africa
  3. PrEP: Attitudes and Acceptance Among Potential User Groups

    via PLoS One, by Andreas B. Eisingerich, Ana Wheelock, Gabriela B. Gomez, Geoffrey P. Garnett, Mark R. Dybul, Peter K. Piot Background The use of antiviral medications by HIV negative people to prevent acquisition of HIV or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has shown promising results in recent trials. To understand the potential impact of PrEP for HIV prevention, Read More >>

    acceptability, MSM, PrEP, prevention, risk, Treatment, Treatment as Prevention
  4. 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
  5. USAID Technical Brief: Human Rights Considerations in Addressing HIV Among MSM

    via USAID, by AIDSTAR-One Project Just as I was very proud to say the obvious more than 15 years ago in Beijing—that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights—let me say today that human rights are gay rights and gay rights are human rights.   –Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State (U.S. Department Read More >>

    gay men, HIV, MARPs, MSM, risk, USAID
  6. Ongoing risk behaviour likely cause of high HIV incidence rate among gay men treated with PEP

    via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter HIV incidence is high among gay men who use post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), investigators from Amsterdam report in the online edition of AIDS. Overall, users of PEP were almost four times more likely to become infected with HIV than gay men who did not use the therapy. There was no evidence that PEP Read More >>

    Europe, gay men, PEP, risk, safer sex, sexual behavior
  7. Beliefs associated with unprotected sex are changing among gay men in Australia

    via Aidsmap, by Roger Pebody A study of Australian gay men examining unprotected sex and the beliefs that are associated with it has found that the concept of ‘treatments optimism’ needs to be unpacked. While some men do think that having HIV is less serious than it used to be, there is more of an association between Read More >>

    ARV, Australia, gay men, MSM, risk, Treatment, unprotected sex
  8. MSM living in hostile social environments more likely to have negative feelings about sexuality, less likely to test for HIV

    via aidsmap, by Roger Pebody The largest ever international study of the sexual health of men who have sex with men (MSM), which recruited men from across the European continent, has found clear links between the social environment men live in and their own internal acceptance of their sexuality. Furthermore, men with ‘internalised homonegativity’ were much less Read More >>

    Europe, gay men, homophobia, homosexuality, MSM, risk, sexual behavior, United States
  9. What HIV-Positive MSM Want from Sexual Risk Reduction Interventions: Findings from a Qualitative Study

    via pubmed.gov, by Vanable PA, Carey MP, Brown JL, Littlewood RA, Bostwick R, Blair D Abstract To facilitate the development of a tailored intervention that meets the needs of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (HIV-positive MSM), we conducted formative research with 52 HIV-positive MSM. We sought to (a) identify major barriers to consistent condom use, Read More >>

    HIV, MSM, research, risk, sexual behavior
  10. Criminalizing HIV Transmission Will Only Spread the Problem

    Via the Vancouver Sun, by Peter McKnight. It sounds like the synopsis of a B-movie: Thanks to the long arm of the law, the world is once again safe from The Attack of the Killer HIV-people. Safe from Johnson Aziga, the Ontario man who had sex with more than a dozen women without informing them of his Read More >>

    Aziga, Canada, criminalization, government, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, Infections, law, risk