Coming Up: Public Forum on Sex, Status, and Staying Healthy
Between the development of PrEP and the release of a study linking undetectable viral load with zero HIV transmissions, the HIV prevention landscape is changing—and so are our understandings of “protected” sex, multiple HIV statuses, and gay men’s sexual health.
Be part of the conversation! Join us Tuesday, May 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in San Francisco for “Undetectable: The New Negative?”—a candid discussion with community members, advocates, and health care providers. Learn about evolving approaches to HIV prevention, share your own perspective, and get your questions answered in an “ask the experts” Q&A session.
For more information and to RSVP, see the excerpted invitation below and visit the event page on San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s Facebook page. Can’t make it to the forum in person? Check back for a write-up of the event, and don’t miss our collection of videos, Q&As, articles, and other resources on undetectable viral load and PrEP.
Recent advances in science and medicine are changing the game for gay sex. New research shows that poz guys with an “undetectable” viral load have very little risk of transmitting the virus to their negative partners, leading many people to ask, “Is undetectable the new negative?”
Meanwhile, PrEP is dramatically reducing risk for HIV-negative guys. Whether poz or neg, we are living in a new era of HIV prevention and treatment.
How do you discuss your status before hooking up? What questions do you ask a guy before you f*ck? Is it enough just to say, “I’m poz” or “I’m neg,” or do we need better language to describe our status more precisely? What does this mean for intimacy and having the kind of sex we desire?
Join us to talk about this topic at the forefront of discussions in our community.
Moderated by David Evans of Project Inform.