Let us fight HIV and end stigma together

The first time someone told me that they had HIV, they knew that they didn’t have long to live. We hugged and talked until the early hours. By the next year they were gone.Read more

What’s wrong with camp gay men?

Camp men paved the way for the gay movement a few decades ago, yet today we are being pushed aside, in favour of macho men with toned muscles.Read more

HIV stigma: My fear of the red ribbon

I remember the first time I wore the red ribbon for World AIDs Day and how uncomfortable and self-conscious I felt.Read more

PrEP, discrimination and HIV stigma

I am all for PrEP. Besides being cost-effective, PrEP is an outstanding preventive tool and should be freely available to anyone needing it.Read more

What I’ve learnt from living with HIV

As I get that bit older, I tend to find that more things are becoming less important and my sense of taking each day as it comes is becoming far more accessible.Read more

5 reasons why gay men pick up more STIs

The latest STI figures from Public Health England make for some pretty grim reading. Once again gay and bisexual men are one of the groups most affected by sexually transmitted infections.Read more

Why we need to rethink HIV prevention

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.Read more

What is sex really like for a gay trans man?

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.Read more

Grindr, chemsex and self-esteem

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.Read more

The Ex-Factor

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?Read more