Topics :: MSM

Ask the Doc: Dangers of PrEP-Only Prevention

By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Wednesday May 28, 2014
Dr. Howard Scheiner looks again at PrEP with Truvada, the pros and cons of the regimen, and other risks that come with unprotected sex, like anogenital warts, anal cancer, HPV, STDs and Hepatitis C.

New CDC Campaign Gets People Talking About HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday May 21, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched Start Talking. Stop HIV., a new national communication campaign encouraging gay and bisexual men to talk openly about HIV.

South Africa Ends Gay Blood Donation Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 20, 2014
South Africa has now changed their policy on blood donations, to allow all people, gay or straight, to donate blood if they have been monogamous.

Straights Still See Gay Men as Feminine

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday May 8, 2014
Sorry, gym bunnies -- all that pumping iron doesn’t seem to have had the desired effect: a recent study shows that many people still consider straight men to be more masculine than gay men.

Dr. Perry Halkitis Leads New HIV Study

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 6, 2014
NYU researchers led by Dr. Perry Halkitis will study high rates of HIV among young, urban MSM.

LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Spike Among MSM

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
If you’re an MSM living in Los Angeles or surrounding areas, you may want to get vaccinated for meningitis -- especially if you are living with HIV.

U.S. Rep Mike Quigley Discusses MSM Blood Ban with OutLaw

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
On March 31, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke to OutLaw, an organization for LGBT students at the University of Chicago Law School, highlighting the need to reevaluate the FDA’s blood donation criteria.

Yale Study Identifies Barriers to Partner HIV Notification

By EDGE | Friday Feb 28, 2014
A new study by Yale researchers looks at factors that prevent partner HIV notification, by both MSM and the health department.

Banned4Life Holds San Francisco Blood Drive at Rainbow Grocery

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
In their ongoing effort to highlight the FDA’s anti-gay blood donation policy that bars men who have sex with men, regardless of their risk level, the group Banned4Life will hold a blood drive on February 23 at San Francisco’s Rainbow Grocery.

Center for Black Equity to Study HIV in Black MSM

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Feb 15, 2014
The Center for Black Equityand the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health are partnering on a new research project to study reasons for increased risk of HIV infection among African-American men who have sex with men.