TO DISCLOSE OR NOT TO DISCLOSE:
For anyone coming to grips with their HIV positive status, choosing to be open to friends, family or anyone else can be a tricky decision. Riaan Norval looks at how to balance honesty with protecting your right to privacy.
HEALTH: FLYING HIGH:
Whether smoking it, snorting it, popping it or injecting it, recreational drug use appears to be higher among gay and bisexual men than among the rest of the population. Why is that and how can we protect ourselves?
DO IT ON YOUR PHONE!:
Health4Men’s innovative mobi site provides access to important sexual health information specifically for MSM who may not have access to the internet. Here are some of the questions asked by users or the service.
There's more on the menu than you thought! Ongoing HIV prevention messages regarding consistent use of condoms and water-based lube are essential but you might forget that you have other options available.
ARE WE BORN TO CHEAT?:
Do all gay men cheat? And what does it mean to cheat? It partly depends on how we define the term. One couple's cheating may be another couple's agreed-upon sex play. It's really an issue of honesty and mutual respect.
HEALTH: MATURING GAY MEN:
Everyone knows life doesn’t stop at 45, yet many people assume that sex does. Health4Men’s Glenn de Swardt writes about how maturing gay men can feel alienated from a gay culture that favours a younger twinky crowd.
HEALTH SERVICES FOR GAY MEN BEING EXPANDED:
Glenn de Swardt from Health4Men writes about new developments for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in South Africa: Competent health services for MSM are now being expanded in five provinces.