A study of Australian gay men examining unprotected sex and the beliefs that are associated with it has found that the concept of ‘treatments optimism’ needs to be unpacked. While some men do think that having HIV is less serious than it used to be, there is more of an association between unprotected sex and men believing that treatments have made HIV-positive people less infectious.
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Gay men having unprotected sex think that having HIV is still a big deal, but that it’s now harder to transmitMartes, Enero 24th, 2012
SOUTH AFRICA: Monde Kenneth Hobongwana, “The information is there, treatment is there, but still people default”Jueves, Mayo 19th, 2011
In 2008, Monde Kenneth Hobongwana, 37, tested HIV-positive. A student of business management at the time, he had been tested before, and blames risky behaviour for his status. He says that having a support structure is key to accepting one’s status, but acknowledges that among men, it is still a difficult subject to discuss openly.
MEDICAL male circumcision is gaining strength as a preventive measure against HIV/AIDS transmission.
Although studies in Africa have shown that circumcision can lower the spread of HIV among heterosexuals, it may not do much to prevent infections among gay and bisexual men in Western countries, a new study suggests.
Teenage commercial sex workers are finding themselves at the centre of the HIV/AIDS storm amid concerns of widespread lack of condom use and a spike in the number of infections among this demographic, despite the country’s continuing HIV/AIDS campaigns, which health authorities say has seen a drop in prevalence in the past few years.