Category Archives: sexual behavior

  1. Three Organisations Receive Support to Improve Lubricant Access in Africa

    IRMA*, amfAR*, and AVAC* are delighted to announce that IRMA Nigeria (in partnership with International Center on Advocacy for the Right to Health), Stop AIDS in Liberia (SAIL), and an organisation in Zambia** have been awarded Global Lube Access Mobilisation (GLAM) funding to campaign for access to safe, condom-compatible lubricants in their communities. Throughout the world, and Read More >>

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  2. IRMA Issues Global Call to Action: We Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety

    More than 30 years into the HIV pandemic, we don’t know whether sexual lubricants increase, decrease or have no impact on the risk of acquiring HIV and other STIs. This is unacceptable. We demand answers on lubricant safety. We demand a Lubricant Safety Research Agenda.   Please join us. Click here to endorse this global Call to Action Read More >>

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  3. HIV and the Law

    via the Commission on HIV and the Law The end of the global AIDS epidemic is within our reach. This will only be possible if science and action are accompanied by a tangible commitment to respecting human dignity and ending injustice. Law prohibits or permits specific behaviours, and in so doing, it shapes politics, economics and society. Read More >>

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  4. Married ‘Heterosexual’ Kenyan Men Who Have Sex With Other Men Form Support Group

    via Identity Kenya A new group of otherwise heterosexual men who engage in sexual activity with other men has been formed to create awareness on HIV and also fight blackmail that most of their members have fallen prey to. The group, Married Men Initiative (MMI), so far, boasts of fifty to sixty married men who meet regularly Read More >>

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  5. 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 >>

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  6. The Role of Sexually Explicit Media (SEM) in the Transmission and Prevention of HIV Among MSM

    via AIDS and Behavior, by B. R. Simon Rosser, Jeremy A. Grey, J. Michael Wilkerson, Alex Iantaffi, Sonya S. Brady, Derek J. Smolenski and Keith J. Horvath Abstract Although research has been conducted over the last half century to test the hypothesis that pornography, or sexually explicit media (SEM), influences behavior, information regarding usage and its effect Read More >>

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  7. Anal sex increasingly popular among heterosexuals

     via NY Mag, by Em and Lo Every couple of years, another once-scandalous sex taboo starts making its way toward the commonplace. A decade ago, blow jobs were what people whispered about; then three-ways became the naughty bedroom act. Now, it’s anal sex—but according to the Centers for Disease Control’s National Survey of Family Growth, it’s rapidly Read More >>

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  8. 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 >>

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  9. 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
  10. Can a Faster Condom Help Prevent the Spread of HIV?

    via Good Lifestyle, by Anmanda Hess Can’t wait to get it on? Meet Pronto, a condom that claims to go from package to shaft within three seconds. Pronto is the work of South African inventor Willem van Renburg, who sought to develop a barrier method that didn’t “kill the mood” with all that awkward fumbling. Seeing that Read More >>

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