• Blog post: Who's Your Daddy?

    Jun 21, 2013 / Posted by Christopher1 comment

    Who's Your Daddy?

    What is a daddy? In the world of gay men we often hear the term tossed around.  For some it is a father figure.  For others it is someone who buys pretty things.  Some gay men are daddies merely based upon age, appearance, or sexual fetish interests between consenting adults ...

  • Article: Resistant Gonorrhea

    Jun 13, 2013 / Posted in #men, #women, #youth, AIDS Care HIV testing, anal sex, gonorrhea, sex and drugs, transgender0 comments

    Resistant Gonorrhea

    Cases of drug resistant Gonorrhea are increasing in the UK. 

    Attributed mainly to overuse of antibiotics as well as adaptation by the bacteria itself this is posing a true problem for treatment. 

    The best defense against having to deal with an untreatable infection is having a good dialogue with your ...

  • Blog post: Lubed

    Jun 13, 2013 / Posted by Christopher0 comments

    Lubed

    I was doing a little internet surfing this morning at home as I usually do before work.  a page came up with 13+ things to do with WD-40.  There was every possible idea for how to use the slippery stuff from gum removal to a temporary fix for arthritis pain ...

  • Blog post: Addiction

    May 29, 2013 / Posted by Christopher38 comments

    Addiction

    Addiction is taboo and in most families not spoken of openly. Like mental illness addiction is stagmatized to the point where we have pushed our friends, family, and neighbors into a place where they often suffer from addiction alone until something breaks and the addiction comes out into the open ...

  • Blog post: HIV Positive and Undetectable

    May 28, 2013 / Posted by Christopher0 comments

    HIV Positive and Undetectable

    We often hear the terms Undetectable and HIV Negative. What do they really mean though? As we approach a month long series of events for National HIV testing Day talking more about what undetectable is and how it relates to being infected with HIV is important.  This blog really puts ...

  • Blog post: Hepatitis Awareness Month

    May 28, 2013 / Posted by Christopher0 comments

    Hepatitis Awareness Month

    May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month.

    A disease of the liver Hepatitis impacts people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Common forms of Hepatitis include A,B, and C.  Currently a vaccine exists for Hepatitis A and B. 

    No vaccination is available for the most serious Hepatitis C but there ...

  • Blog post: Sexual Assault Against Men In The Military

    May 23, 2013 / Posted by Christopher22 comments

    Sexual Assault Against Men In The Military

    Male on Male rape is a taboo topic.

    Within the military many incidents of rape perpetrated by by one soldier against another go unreported.

    The culture of overt masculinity as well as fear of backlash against an individual for reporting a rape contributes to the large number that go unreported ...

  • Blog post: The Stigma Project

    May 23, 2013 / Posted by Christopher0 comments

    The Stigma Project

    HIV related stigma is continually a problem for those that live with the virus and for those of us who work with or have family or friends who are HIV+.

    Knowing you cannot get infected with HIV through casual contact is relatively basic information but still the stigma persists even ...

  • Blog post: New Campaign Features Gay Athletes

    May 23, 2013 / Posted by Christopher1 comment

    New Campaign Features Gay Athletes

    A new campaign in LA County aims to curb the spread of Syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections. 

    The new series of advertisement features gay athletes in the Los Angeles area and the Health Department is partnering to distribute condoms with wrappers designed during a local contest. 

    With almost 2 ...

  • Blog post: HIV On The Rise Among Native Americans

    May 22, 2013 / Posted by Christopher0 comments

    HIV On The Rise Among Native Americans

    In recent years there has been a surge in new HIV Infections among Navajo populations.

    Native communities typically have less access to healthcare, less education about HIV/STI, and greater amounts of substance abuse such as alcoholism.

    These factors combined with some of the isolation experienced by Native populations may ...