Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but a new report from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have increased for a second year in a row to all-time highs, and unfortunately, gay and bisexual men make up the majority of syphilis cases.While STDs are preventable with safer sex measures and generally curable with antibiotics, the most alarming piece of news may be that the CDC says that antibiotic resistant STDs are becoming more prevalent.
You can read all about that from the World Health Organization which published their findings earlier this summer, Growing antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections.
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PrEP is a topic of conversation sexually active gay men should have with their doctor. While it may not make sense for everyone, understanding the impact the drug may have on you and our community is important. Recently researchers from Gilead Sciences, Truvada’s manufacturer, presented findings from their analysis of several studies at the ASM Microbe 2016 conference in Boston. This was what they learned:
An analysis of 32 studies of Truvada a.k.a. PrEP found that almost all of those who contracted HIV had undetectable or very low levels of the drug in their bodies at the time.
The takeaway message is if you choose to use PrEP and are engaging in sexually risky behavior you MUST make sure you take your medication as prescribed. You can read the full findings online here.
Recent blog posts about PrEP:
Gilead C0Pay Coupon Card will save you $: Read this post if you are taking PrEP
Join this local study: The Vacation PrEP Study at Fenway Health
File this under news you can’t use. PornHub regularly sends me infographics about studies they conduct, and last month they shared this map about the most viewed gay porn categorizes by state. Interestingly in my home state of Massachusetts there appears to be a fixation on “Daddies” where as race-based searches for Latinos and Blacks dominate the Southwest and Southeast.
Check out what seems to be preoccupying the minds and browsers in your home state and visit their website to see more interesting infographics, here.
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I know a lot of gay men who are on Truvada (PrEP) and while the decision to take this daily medication is a personal choice, for those who are on this prescription drug I wanted to bring your attention to the Gilead Co-Pay Coupon Card, which could save you quite a bit of money.
Gilead Co-Pay Coupon Card
Gilead asks just a few questions to determine your eligibility like are you a current resident of the US or Puerto Rico and provides some interesting benefits like covering up to $3,600 in co-pays per year with no monthly limit for TRUVADA® (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate).
In a nod to 1950’s style radio and TV jingles, Boy Butter shares their newest TV advertisement, which premieres on Rupaul’s Drag Race Monday’s at 9 pm starting March 7th, 2016 on LOGO and OutTV.
Chadwick Moore’s article Love in the time of Tinder: What I Learned From a Month of Dates in Out Magazine’s “Love Issue” caught my eye. With Valentine’s Day two weeks away I thought the article might be a downer for those hopeless romantics looking for love in the age of phone apps, but it made me laugh reading through his 21 Tinder dates in New York City.
Maybe the German word schniedrefreude applies here but for those who may be looking for love Moore’s article is certain to make you feel better, knowing all those awkward / painful dates are more the norm and less to do with you.
The Secret Santa gift certain to be the talk of the office holiday party
This isn’t an article in the Onion or a SNL skit, although I seriously thought it was when I was emailed information about the kGoal Boost, a device designed to strengthen a man’s pelvic floor muscles. I have never heard of such a thing but apparently using the device can help increase a man’s strength and blood flow by the penis. Since many men obsess over such things Minna Life, the company behind the kGoal Boost, has launched a kickstarter campaign.
While this sounds a bit far fetched apparently there is some science behind it. The Mayo Clinic has activities men can do that don’t require buying the kGoal Boost, which you can read more about here.