Karl Moser’s HIV diagnosis came at a time in his life when he was self-destructing through depression. Not only has he learned how to live with HIV, but he’s also reclaimed the keys to a life worth living.
Universal testing fails as an HIV prevention strategy for gay men not just on the evidence, as we saw last week, but on the practicality and cost of making it work. Let’s look at some real-world applications of this.
Research has shown testing as prevention to be ineffective at worst and inconclusive at best, yet ACON have adopted it as a key plank in their new campaign Ending HIV, which aims to wipe out the virus in less than seven years in New South Wales. Why?
Condoms are the only proven method of stopping HIV transmission, according to ACON. So why aren’t they selling this idea? Many have succeeded in selling the unsellable before…let’s take a look a history.
EXPLICIT IMAGE WARNING (NSFW): ACON’s Ending HIV campaign is commendable in its vision: to reduce HIV infections among gay men 80% by 2020 in New South Wales. But the trees of testing are blinding it from the forest of rubberless fucking at the heart of the epidemic.
Michael’s vocation was not a supernatural one, but a human one. The priests, brothers and nuns he saw around him as a child were genuine role models. As a young man, he “wasn’t having deep spiritual thoughts, visions or anything like that. It was just human beings that I saw as good people, dedicating themselves to God through their work, and me saying ‘I think I could do that’.” But was there really room in the church for a gay Catholic priest?
Well, that time of the year has come where I stop talking for a while (yes it does happen occasionally). This blog has now been running for two years, and the audience has more than tripled since this time last year. Thank you all for continuing to read these ramblings and share them about the …
Earlier this week, I asked whether the designers of VAC’s Top2Bottom campaign were guilty of either falsely assuming there’s an immovable category of gay men who don’t use condoms, failing to use their imagination to design creative, challenging and compelling arguments to men who currently don’t use condoms, or afraid of challenging gay men who disagree with …
The life-changing mistakes and misconceptions about safe sex have been identified for us. Let’s use them, unashamedly and directly, to create clear, simple, sex-positive messages about using condoms to prevent HIV.
If you thought that aggravated homosexuality was some queen getting upset because Mannhaus ran out of Nasty Pig underwear, think again. From December, it could be an official crime on the books of Uganda, a nation best described as a haemorrhoid on the world’s arsehole. The beautiful man in the picture above, defiantly marching in …