Category Archives: acceptability

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Gay Men: PrEP Acceptable and Unlikely to Change Risk Behaviour

    Via AIDSMap, by Michael Carter. Approximately 50% of gay men said they were likely to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), but few reported that it would lead to a change in their risk behaviour, according to data presented to the International AIDS Society conference in Rome. Nevertheless, the investigators were concerned that even minor increases in rates of Read More >>

    acceptability, gay men, IAS 2011, iPrEx, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, risk, sexual behavior
  4. Gay and lesbian parents: Teaching kids it’s OK to be different

    via Instant Tea, by Tammye Nash & Elizabeth Farr As the child of a gay parent, I have decided to come out of the closet. I have finally “grown up” enough to realize that letting others know my dad is gay is a relief. I have never been ashamed of my father’s homosexuality but I have Read More >>

    acceptability, advocacy, Gay, homophobia, homosexuality, lgbt community, LGBT rights, partners, United States
  5. ‘Queering the Census’ Seeks Inclusion of Sexual Orientation in Decennial Count

    via Global Shift, by Ashley Michelle Papon “Even in the absence of federal recognition of our relationships, we have an opportunity to say on an official form that, ‘Yes, we are married,’ ‘Yes, our relationships are every bit as equal to everyone else’s,’ ” Josh Friedes, executive director of Equal Rights Washington, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Read More >>

    acceptability, Gay, homosexuality, lesbians, lgbt community, LGBT rights, United States
  6. Magee-Womens Research Institute Receives $17.5 million for Rectal Microbicide Research

    Dr. Ian McGowan* (pictured), an investigator with the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI), recently received a total of $17.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct two studies involving the development of rectal microbicides. “This is exciting for the field of HIV prevention research, and especially important in terms of moving the research and development Read More >>

    acceptability, CHARM, Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Dr. Ian McGowan, IRMA, MTN, new prevention technologies, NIH, rectal microbicide
  7. A condom specifically for anal intercourse?

    IRMA chats up Dan Resnic of Strata Various Product Design about the ORIGAMI Condom – a new product in development designed specifically for anal intercourse. IRMA – Tell us about this ORIGAMI condom you are working on. What is it? How is it different from other condoms? DAN RESNIC – This is a radical new design concept, Read More >>

    acceptability, Africa, anal sex, condoms, Dan Resnic, Dr. Pamina Gorbach, FDA, India, NIH, ORIGAMI, research, sexual pleasure, UCLA