Ari Shapiro. Dave Blanchard. Shawn Esco brings his dog Nibbler to a park in Jackson, Miss. He was diagnosed with HIV 11 years ago and has stayed healthy, but the same can't be said of many of the other HIV-positive people in his life. Kasimu Harris for NPR hide caption. Ending HIV transmission in America within the next decade — a stated goal of the Trump Administration — isn't a question of coming up with new medication.
A Gay Therapist Discusses Gay Men and Tattoos: Ritual and Meaning
Is new blood donor policy bias against gays and tats, or based on facts? – Times-Herald
As medical advances help thousands of people, it would be disastrous to revert to bigoted attitudes in public and the media. T he s are back: not in the form of male pop stars wearing eyeliner, but headlines dripping with stigma. For those who have spent much of their lives campaigning to overcome the stigma of this treatable illness, it is a bleak day. If a celebrity — or anybody else — has HIV, it really is none of our business. And portraying them as a walking biological weapon — carriers of a pestilence that makes them a threat to others — has terrible consequences. On the one hand such tabloid witch-hunting helps to make people living with HIV feel isolated, increasing depression and anxiety. But it also means fewer people choose to be tested.
Why Do Gay Men Have an Increased Risk of HIV?
A new study funded by the U. Food and Drug Administration could rid the U. The study, Assessing Donor Variability and New Concepts in Eligibility, will collect blood donations from approximately 2, men. Its results could help eliminate the current restrictions on male donors who have had male sexual partners. Collection centers for the study will be set up in 10 cities where p articipants between the ages of 18 and 30 can donate blood.
A significant minority of Australian men who have sex with men MSM have never been tested for HIV and many men do not test as often as recommended. Using data from HIV-negative and untested MSM collected in a national, online survey, we compared men who had never tested for HIV with those who had tested over 12 months ago and men who had tested over 12 months ago with those that had tested in the past year. Two multivariate logistic regression models were constructed. Compared with men tested over 12 months ago, untested men were younger, less educated, less likely to have unprotected anal intercourse with a regular male partner, less likely to have sought advice from a doctor, nurse or community organisation, more likely to expect HIV-negative disclosure, had fewer gay friends and spent more time using social networking websites. Compared with men who had tested over 12 months ago, men who had tested within the last year were younger, more likely to expect HIV-negative disclosure and disclose to casual partners, more likely to have sought advice from a doctor or nurse, had attended gay pools, gyms or beaches and had more gay friends and more male sex partners.