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Are gay men throwing away the condoms? Do we need to rethink HIV prevention? Is PrEP the answer? Or do we need to do more? In this issue we look at the rise of the bareback scene and look at how we can stop HIV.
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Despite the wonderful diversity within our LGBTQ communities, it can sometimes feel like the ‘T’ is silent. Trans people are often left off the sexual health agenda, and even within community spaces, transphobia is rife.Read more
By the time I arrived at home I was an emotional and exhausted wreck. We had not long finished our dinner when I saw my younger brother who, sitting on the opposite side of the table, gave me a look as to say ‘go on, tell them’. It was then I proceeded to break down in tears as I told my parents I was HIV-positive.Read more
The 11th of June, 2016, was a Saturday night like any other at gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando. Last orders had been called at the bar as the crowd danced on to the final few songs. At the same time, Omar Mateen walked into the club with an assault rifle and opened fire. He killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in one of the most horrific LGBT hate crimes in history. You might want to think differently but violence towards the LGBT community is alive and well.Read more
How are you? It’s a question you’ll often hear as you go about your day. The easy answer is “I’m fine.”Read more
Getting over someone is hard. Trying to forgot about his mannerisms, the way he called you ‘babe’ or the way he spoke your name is easier said than done.Read more
Are you as socially and sexually confident as you’d like? Not many gay men would answer “yes’’ to that question, but confidence is something we all need.Read more
For a drug that’s proven to prevent the transmission of HIV, the topic of PrEP is a divisive one for the gay community.Read more