Category Archives: Bisexual

  1. Meet Javier Lopez, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out Javier Lopez’s mini-bio, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Javier is one of five new bios posted this week.   Javier Lopez New York City, USA Javier Lopez first learned about rectal microbicides when his partner worked for Project Gel in Puerto Rico. Javier was Read More >>

    Bisexual, condoms, Gay, HIV, hiv prevention, Jim Pickett, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Microbicides, research
  2. Kenya’s HIV Challenge: Easing Stigma For Gay Men

    via NPR, by Jason Beaubien Health officials in Kenya say reducing the transmission of HIV among gay men is a central part of their national AIDS strategy. But they face serious challenges, including the fact that homosexuality is still a crime in the East African nation. HIV rates among gay and bisexual men in Kenya are far Read More >>

    Africa, Bisexual, criminalization, discrimination, gay men, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, MSM, National AIDS Strategy, prostitution, safer sex, STI, stigma, testing
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Don’t Delay HIV Prevention for Gay and Bi Men

    via The Huffington Post, by David Ernesto Munar Lives will be saved when the Food and Drug Administration puts its stamp of approval on a groundbreaking preventative approach called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, recently found to reduce HIV infections. With PrEP, people who are not infected with HIV take a daily pill, usually used to treat the Read More >>

    AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Bisexual, FDA, gay men, lgbt community, PrEP, transgendered, Treatment as Prevention, Truvada, United States
  7. New study finds gay and bisexual men have varied sexual repertoires

    via Indiana University “The data revealed some interesting information on the types of sexual behavior that MSM reported, including that less than 40 percent of men engaged in anal intercourse during their most recent sexual event.” “Of all sexual behaviors that men reported occurring during their last sexual event, those involving the anus were the least common,” Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, Bisexual, gay men, MSM, sexual behavior
  8. Get Real! I’m a Guy Interested in Receptive Anal Sex: Does That Mean I’m Gay?

    via RH Reality Check, by Heather Corinna bobwilkins asks: I’m a 16 year old boy, and for as long as I can remember I have been attracted to girls and yet rarely able to feel comfortable around them and get to know them. I’ve always been a nice person (the friendly guy) but without that many actual Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, Bisexual, Gay, MSM
  9. Addressing the HIV Epidemic among Gay and Bisexual Men

    via, by Kevin Fenton, M.D., Ph.D., FFPH, Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC In 1981, our nation and its public health system were grappling with a new disease that was taking the lives of gay men across the United States. Thirty years later, HIV/AIDS continues to be a crisis among Read More >>

    Bisexual, CDC, gay men, MSM, United States
  10. CDC awards $55 million for HIV prevention among gay, bisexual and transgender youth of color

    via NCHHSTP Newsroom The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today awarded $55 million over five years to 34 community-based organizations (CBOs) to expand HIV prevention services for young gay and bisexual men of color, transgender youth of color, and their partners. The awards expand upon a previous program to reach these populations with an increase of Read More >>

    Bisexual, CDC, gay men, transgendered, USA, youth