Let’s Clarify The Meaning Of ‘Undetectable’

An undetectable status guarantees one can’t pass on HIV, so why does the stigma persist?…   In October 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by acknowledging that people living with HIV, whose treatment has brought their ‘viral load’ to an undetectable level, do not […]

Bareback: The Inverse AIDS Crisis

PrEP is controversial even on the gay scene…   PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is changing the landscape of gay sex as the inverse of the AIDS crisis. The daily pill, which reduces infection from the HIV virus by up to 90 per cent, is normalizing bareback sex—and leading to a new social pressure to stop using […]

Ontario To Cover HIV Prevention Drugs

Ontario is set to cover the once-daily pill under public health plan   Ontario is set to cover PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), under its public health plan. Ontario’s Health Ministry added the HIV prevention pill to its formulary of publicly covered drugs on Thursday, effective September 28.   Ontario is the second province in Canada to […]

LOCAL TRENDS IN A GLOBAL CULTURE

Life for LGBT people still varies dramatically around the globe By Paul Gallant   On a visit to the Colombian city of Cali earlier this year, one of the saunas I checked out was a four- or five-level building that also had a balloon-festooned event room big enough to host a sit-down dinner for 200 […]

How To Be Successful On PrEP

When it comes to maintaining your health, it’s important to be well-informed and do everything in your power to stay safe…   By Jake Mossop YouTube: TheJakeMassop   As a registered nurse and member of the LGBTQ+ community I’ve found that there is an abundance of information available on what PrEP is, but what seems […]