We visited the local clinic and had several appointments with clients living in the area, who reported good services as well as isolation, depression and problems with disclosure. “HIV is not seen as a normal thing” said one. Others had good experiences with disclosure to partners and most knew about Treatment as Prevention [Read more…] about Pozhet goes to the country!
PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) is the use of anti-retroviral drugs taken by HIV negative people to prevent transmission of HIV. When a person without HIV takes it, it can prevent them getting HIV. In Australia it is mainly used by men having high risk sex with other men (eg without condoms, in situations with high HIV prevalence). EPIC NSW is a trial where the vast majority of places will be for men who have sex with men. PrEP may be appropriate for heterosexual people in a sero-different relationship or having sex without condoms with a positive person who is not undetectable or is not on treatment. [Read more…] about PrEP on Demand
Some people may have already read Josh Middleton’s website blog PozitiveHope My journey with HIV. Unfortunately we don’t read or hear much from a heterosexual male’s perspective so let’s hope this is the beginning. Josh is an American straight man who started a website which includes different blogs about living with HIV as a straight man. [Read more…] about A heterosexual male and his journey with HIV