When participants expressed judgments about PrEP users, these judgments seemed rooted in how the men experienced the HIV crisis and what their experiences were around ART and condoms. Further, each of these risk variables was dichotomized into zero episodes of UAI and at least one episode of UAI in the past three months. Think about what you can do to remind yourself to take your treatment, and to manage your appointments. Two conflicting ideas circulated through the narratives of gay men in all the focus groups. Sexual behavior Participants were queried in detail about their sexual behavior in the past three months. One of the strengths of these findings is that they come from a sample of gay couples as opposed to single gay men who are the focus of most MSM research.
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Further, each of these risk variables was dichotomized into zero episodes of UAI and at least one episode of UAI in the past three months. Talk to your partner before you have sex so that you can share the responsibility for having safer sex. Prevention in Focus Even though we didn't measure how much participants knew about PrEP, we did observe significant differences in knowledge levels. I hope through sharing my experience, I can help put some of those fears to rest. How can you have sex without passing it on?
Have a conversation—have several conversations—and exchange emails. Setting an alarm is good — you could also keep your drugs in a pill box with the days of the week on it. So I started having unprotected sex with him [poz partner]. Current Issue Back Issues Subscribe. It is unclear why so few men got tested after potential exposure to HIV. It's not that bad and there are times when you forget you have HIV. We recruited gay male couples from the San Francisco Bay area between June and February using active and passive recruitment strategies at community venues.