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Recent studies show an increase in unprotected sex amongst HIV-negative gay men. And in a world of treatment, undetectability and PrEP, is this the start of generation bareback? Read more
13% believe that watching bareback porn affected their decision to have unprotected sex. Read more
We surveyed over 1,000 gay men about all things porn. Here are the results in full... Read more
The number of gay men who use and abuse alcohol is far greater than those who take chems. Yet, perhaps because of the legal status, alcohol risks being the forgotten problem. Read more
We’ve come so far in the terms of where we are in HIV prevention. We live in an age where the majority of gay and bisexual men living with HIV in the UK have the condition under control - 95% of people on treatment are undetectable.
The numbers of gay men who are infected with HIV in the UK each year is not going down. Do we need to rethink HIV prevention? And is PrEP the answer?
For a drug that’s proven to prevent the transmission of HIV, the topic of PrEP is a divisive one for the gay community.
Despite the wonderful diversity within our LGBTQ communities, it can sometimes feel like the ‘T’ is silent. Trans people are often left off the sexual health agenda, and even within community spaces, transphobia is rife.
By the time I arrived at home I was an emotional and exhausted wreck. We had not long finished our dinner when I saw my younger brother who, sitting on the opposite side of the table, gave me a look as to say ‘go on, tell them’. It was then I proceeded to break down in tears as I told my parents I was HIV-positive.
Recently, I was invited to contribute as a featured speaker to the Let’s Talk About Gay Sex and Drugs open-mic event at Ku Bar in Soho. The theme of the event was ‘control’, which was defined broadly to include all forms of control that we may or may not have over ourselves, others and the events that surround our lives. I decided to focus on self-control and approach this from the perspective of self-esteem and self-efficacy.
In a phenomenon that seems to be particular to the gay community, a lot of guys end up with a friend or two who they used to go out with. Some still go on holiday together. But how close a friend can your ex really be?
The 11th of June, 2016, was a Saturday night like any other at gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando. Last orders had been called at the bar as the crowd danced on to the final few songs. At the same time, Omar Mateen walked into the club with an assault rifle and opened fire. He killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in one of the most horrific LGBT hate crimes in history. You might want to think differently but violence towards the LGBT community is alive and well.
How are you? It’s a question you’ll often hear as you go about your day. The easy answer is “I’m fine.”
Getting over someone is hard. Trying to forgot about his mannerisms, the way he called you ‘babe’ or the way he spoke your name is easier said than done.
Are you as socially and sexually confident as you’d like? Not many gay men would answer “yes’’ to that question, but confidence is something we all need.
I’ve been with GMFA about half of my adult life. After 17 years with GMFA it’s time for me to move on.
The NHS in England has been told by the High Court it can fund a "game-changing" drug that can prevent HIV after health bosses argued it was not their responsibility. Read more
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF THE GMFA / RVT GAY SPORTS DAY! Read more
In a battle to help end HIV stigma, Prince Harry has taken an HIV test live on Facebook. Read more
New stats released today reveals a big increase in STI infections among gay and bisexual men. Read more
London boroughs are launching a new phase of their pioneering Do it London campaign to raise awareness of the importance of getting tested for HIV. Read more
The survey found that 77% of gay and bisexual men have been tested for HIV, more than in surveys from previous years. Read more
The HSE says there were 244 diagnoses of HIV among men who have sex with men in 2015 - an increase of 33% compared with 2014. Read more
The greatest increase in sex without condoms was seen in young men, aged 18 to 24. Read more
When researchers advertised home sampling kits to gay and bisexual men through social media and apps, nearly 6,000 men returned saliva or blood sampling kits they requested from the online service. Eighty-two of them were newly diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. Read more