Here are six topics for dialogue regarding Gay sex, HIV, and AIDS which I feel are the reasons we see no lasting success at curbing HIV infection rates. Efforts made address the wrong problem, and so rates rise instead of fall, and we will make no real progress until we grapple with the real cultural and systemic causes of HIV infection rates.
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Tomorrow, December 1, is World AIDS Day, and around the globe, it will be marked by events and efforts to focus attention on the ongoing impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Just this morning, I had a woman tell me, “it doesn’t seem like a crisis anymore.” But the truth is, across the planet, the entire human race is beinbg devastated by this ongoing epidemic, even if here in middle class white America, it doesn’t seem[Read More…]
If we are going to get a handle on the rising HIV infection rate, we are going to have to come to terms with all the reasons why gay men don’t use condoms, and rather than place all the focus on shaming guys for having unprotected sex (since shaming rarely ever works to create meaningful change), we need to explore other mechanisms for helping to promote healthy, exciting, and life affirming sex.
His doctors recently published a report in the journal Blood affirming that the results of extensive testing “strongly suggest that cure of HIV infection has been achieved.”
I often wonder if there ever will be a day when AIDS will be about as devastating as the common cold. I believe AIDS has changed so much of our culture and the way people relate, share intimacy, build relationships and live their lives.
I saw this on Daniel’s blog, and the link below is to the original story on HuffPo. With World AIDS Day just around the corner, it is nice to see some good news for a change. AIDS Prevention: Pill Helps Gay Men Avoid HIV Infection, Study Finds Tuesday: U.N. officials said new HIV cases are dropping dramatically worldwide. A study showed that a daily pill already on pharmacy shelves could help prevent new infections in[Read More…]
When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.