I knew how to reduce the risks of being infected (yeah, that served me well! Simply because it didn’t affect me, therefore I didn’t care much.
I say it isn’t wrong because it would be hypocritical for me to say otherwise: once upon a time, I was HIV negative and I did not know that much about living with the condition.
It’s a day to recognize how this massive, enormous, incalculable epidemic has affected men who have sex with men, how it’s become ingrained into our identity, how it’s an integral part of our sex lives. It’s impossible for me to wrap my mind around HIV, just as it’s impossible for someone 30 years my senior to wrap his mind around the magnitude of what he’s witnessed — the loss, the erasure, the rediscovery, the fun. That’s too big to think about, so instead I’ll think about the young man out there who’ll test positive today. Paul’s Hospital Foundation chair in an AIDS Research Editorial, August, 2017 “If you diligently take your medicine and keep your viral load to below detectable levels, you will not be dangerous to your partner.
That day, the Centers for Disease Control made history by officially declaring once and for all that "undetectable = untransmittable" — that there is no risk of sexually transmitting HIV when on treatment and undetectable. He’ll have a rough couple months, but then he’ll be OK. We now have the scientific data to say you may be “infected” but you are not 'infectious'." — Anthony S. D., Director, NIAID, NIH, in a video interview in July, 2017 "This is a landmark development in the response to HIV and too many people are not hearing this message and receiving its full benefit. We’re the guy working out next to you at the gym, the cutie in the apartment above who you sometimes pass on the stairs, the guy you see often at your favorite Thai place. That, and people have been taught by right-wing scaremongering and the public politics of AIDS that HIV is something to fear and alleged breakthroughs should be distrusted.
Everyone we talked to prior said that his status would always be the elephant in the room sort to speak. The only reason magnetic couples should have "an elephant in the room" would be that...
Previously, it had been thought SIV was a much younger virus, perhaps only a few hundred years old. I am trying to learn everything I can about this so I can make a proper decision.
Other problems are at play that keep this information from being shouted from the rooftops.
I am an attractive woman but I am having extreme difficulty meeting other positive men to date.
This week, we marked National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — a day of observance started in 2008 by the National Association of People With AIDS. Julio Montaner, UBC-Killam Professor of Medicine; UBC-St.
” Back in the days, when the first cases of HIV and AIDS occurred, not all transmission factors were known. Health officials were shouting and screaming for people to change their ways. And if you had HIV, you were bound to have AIDS, right? If Bella had been HIV , Edward may not be so happy these days (mind, what does he care, he’s dead anyway. I didn’t watch past the first one.)If I were to pour my blood into your veins, yeah you should be scared.
But, practically speaking, even though it sounds like a hell of an evening, when do relationships/sex EVER involve smearing blood?
I realize that a condom should always be used and it is.... I think the best research data we have at this time comes from studies of HIV serodiscordant couples in Africa (relatively large sample).