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SEPT YOUTH GROUP - LGBT RIGHTS IN AFRICA
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OUT, the Pretoria-based LGBT health and well-being organisation, has offered more clarity on a recent international recommendation that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) take preventive HIV medication.
In July, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that these men should take daily ongoing preventive antiretroviral medication as an additional method of preventing HIV infection.
Don’t know your status? Well, if it turns out that you are HIV positive, you can only start treatment and protect yourself and your partners by taking that first important and simple step; getting tested.
Here are ten common sense reasons why you should get tested right now – and at least every six months thereafter.
Scientists have revealed that after two years of study, a group of HIV positive gay men with an undetectable viral load (thanks to antiretroviral treatment) did not transmit the virus to their partners.
While previous studies had found similar results for heterosexual couples, the new research included significant numbers of gay couples for the first time.
It’s no longer just about condoms and lube! Thanks to medical advances, we, as gay and bisexual men or Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), now have more options than ever to help keep ourselves safe from HIV infection. To clear things up, here’s a simple guide to available HIV prevention strategies and their pros and cons.