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Terrence Higgins Trust to warn gay men of other ways of HIV transmission

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  1. But what about all the Swiss evidence that infected people with undetectable viral load over multiple tests and who are free of STD are in fact NON infectious?

  2. “But what about all the Swiss evidence that infected people with undetectable viral load over multiple tests and who are free of STD are in fact NON infectious?”

    You mean the Bulletin of Swiss Medicine report suggesting that it is safe for some individuals infected with HIV to have sex without a condom? I wouldn’t be entirely sure about putting 100% faith in this one study. This is not agreed conclusively, and has caused some debate among scientists, especially as there is some scepticism about the results of the study. It was noted that the studies were performed among heterosexuals practising unprotected vaginal intercourse and did not include data on men-having-sex-with-men who engage in unprotected anal sex.

    I would remain sceptical, until better data was available.

  3. An Cat Dubh 27 Jan 2010, 2:36pm

    Is a circumcised cockhead as absorbant?

  4. Safe sex always – use a condom – it is as simple as that. @An Cat Dubh all cockheads are absorbent. Use a condom and live a long and happy gay life.

  5. Hang on, how does this new campaign by the THT sit with it and GMFA’s infamous risk minimisation campaigns encouraging people to use the withdrawal method before cumming and to “pull out like porn stars”? What a muddle their messages have become. The only, non-negotiable safe/safer sex message HAS to be CONDOMS ALWAYS!!!

  6. What about oral sex?

  7. Ford Hickson 28 Jan 2010, 3:57pm

    Dubio asks: “What about oral sex?”

    Rob sez: “The only, non-negotiable safe/safer sex message HAS to be CONDOMS ALWAYS!!!”

  8. Pink Oboe Player 28 Jan 2010, 5:40pm

    Dubio asks: “What about oral sex?”

    You offering?

  9. The Menstruator 5 Mar 2010, 2:41pm

    Leave it to the hiv article to glean attempted pick ups. Funny how it’s never mentioned that straight men can get it through all the rape they commit to women.

  10. It does not follow logically to say that your risk is higher if you are a bottom then turn around and say that you don’t reduce your risk by being a top. People will say anything to convince people to use a condom. Following the line of reasoning of “safer” sex campaigns, people should not be having sex at all. Let’s be honest. Why does every condom advocate stop short of that conclusion?

  11. If you’re gonna talk about the “biology of transmission”, talk about ALL the ways, including when a condom is used. You’d think there is a pervasive attitude that getting HIV while practicing “safer” sex will make the disease somehow more fun and easier to manage.

  12. remember that a viral load is much higher in semen than in blood. the virus aint stoopid – it knows semen gets out and about much more than blood.

    its pretty amazing to think that 1 in 10 gay men in london has hiv. SOMEONE aint using a rubber.

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