Here is a snippet of what is going on at the 20th International AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia via Twitter.

matthulksmash:

As if the events surrounding this weren’t tragic enough…

This is truly devastating news. It makes me sick just thinking about it.

pozmagazine:

Media Bungles Another HIV Story
In a rash of inaccurate and hyperbolic reporting, numerous press outlets (from the Atlantic to Joe. My. God.’s blog) misreported over the weekend that WHO wants all gay men to take PrEP.
It’s really just a recommendation. Here are the facts on the announcement.

Thanks for clarifying!

pozmagazine:

Media Bungles Another HIV Story

In a rash of inaccurate and hyperbolic reporting, numerous press outlets (from the Atlantic to Joe. My. God.’s blog) misreported over the weekend that WHO wants all gay men to take PrEP.

It’s really just a recommendation. Here are the facts on the announcement.

Thanks for clarifying!

What’s it like to get an HIV test??

Regular HIV testing is an important way to protect your health and the health of your sexual partners.  But how do you get an HIV test and what’s it like?  This video shows how to get an HIV test at Center on Halsted in Chicago.  The testing experience is similar in clinics across the country.  To find out more about testing atCenter on Halsted call 773-661-0910 or visit centeronhalsted.org/HIV.html.  If you call the State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline at 1-800-AID-AIDS (1-800-243-2437), staff can also help you find other HIV testing and STD testing and treatment locations in Illinois that are near you. If you are outside of Illinois you can usean app to find a testing location near you.

This video was created by the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program at Northwestern University in partnership with Center on Halsted.

(Source: vimeo.com)

Be in the Know about PrEP!
"PrEP is an innovative HIV prevention strategy that could change the way we fight the AIDS epidemic.
What is PrEP?
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The word prophylaxis means to prevent the spread of infection or disease. PrEP is a way for people who are HIV negative to prevent future HIV infections by taking one pill every day. The pill contains two medications that can help stop HIV from spreading in your body. If you are exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, the medicines lower the chance that you will become infected with HIV. To be effective, PrEP must be taken every day and used along with other prevention methods like condoms. The pill currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration is called Truvada”
Come read more about PrEP including effectiveness and where you can get it on our youth blog!
http://www.impactprogram.org/youth-blog/youth-blog-know-prep/

Be in the Know about PrEP!

"PrEP is an innovative HIV prevention strategy that could change the way we fight the AIDS epidemic.

What is PrEP?

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The word prophylaxis means to prevent the spread of infection or disease. PrEP is a way for people who are HIV negative to prevent future HIV infections by taking one pill every day. The pill contains two medications that can help stop HIV from spreading in your body. If you are exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, the medicines lower the chance that you will become infected with HIV. To be effective, PrEP must be taken every day and used along with other prevention methods like condoms. The pill currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration is called Truvada”

Come read more about PrEP including effectiveness and where you can get it on our youth blog!

http://www.impactprogram.org/youth-blog/youth-blog-know-prep/

pozmagazine:

New CDC Study: Bisexual Men Have Higher STI Rates Than GaysMSMW are also less likely to use condoms or get tested. Experts say the social stigma toward bisexuals often contribute to the groups’ higher HIV and STI rates.  In the U.S., bisexuals make up an estimated 2 percent of the sexually active males in the United States.

pozmagazine:

New CDC Study: Bisexual Men Have Higher STI Rates Than Gays

MSMW are also less likely to use condoms or get tested. Experts say the social stigma toward bisexuals often contribute to the groups’ higher HIV and STI rates.  In the U.S., bisexuals make up an estimated 2 percent of the sexually active males in the United States.

(via safecampaign)

sqs-tec:

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share a little bit of information about a study I’m working on—it’s called LifeSkills, and it’s an HIV prevention intervention that is currently being tested here at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Can you share this information with your networks? I’d…

Mondo Guerra in Chicago! IMPACT video from his talk at Center on Halsted: