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Are Condoms Over? Research and Reality for Gay Men Img
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Are Condoms Over? Research and Reality for Gay Men

In the age of biomedical prevention, gay men's relationship to the condom is evolving -- but does that mean condoms have gone extinct?

By Mark Milano for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
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The Man Who Was Happy to Find Out He Had AIDS

Here, we have the account of a person who claims to be the only person who was actually happy to receive his HIV diagnosis. What do you think?

By Mark Milano
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Is a Microbicide the Game-Changer Gay Men Need?

As other articles in this issue of Achieve point out, the old adage of "Use a Condom Every Time" is not working. Rates of HIV infection are rising among men who have sex with men (MSM), not just in the U.S., but around the world, and especially among...

By Mark Milano for ACRIA and GMHC
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Having a Baby When You Have HIV

Early in the epidemic, people with HIV wrestled with the idea of having children, since there was a 25% chance the infant would be born with HIV. For some women and potential fathers, those odds were too high. Dina M., quoted in a 1991 article in The...

By Mark Milano for ACRIA and GMHC
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Anal Cancer

Personal Perspective -- The Good Patient: Fighting Anal Cancer

Five years ago, at age 50, my doctor suggested I get an anal Pap smear. "What's that?" I asked. She told me it was a test for precancerous lesions caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), and that any gay man with HIV should have one done on a regular b...

By Mark Milano for ACRIA and GMHC
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Before and After: PrEP and PEP

One of the more surprising discoveries of the last decade was that HIV meds could not only treat HIV infection, but also prevent it. Using these drugs soon after exposure to HIV has become an accepted practice, but using them before exposure remains ...

By Luis Scaccabarrozzi and Mark Milano for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
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Sobre el HIV

Antes y Después: PrEP y PEP

Uno de los descubrimientos más sorprendentes de la última década ha sido que los medicamentos contra el VIH no sólo tratan la infección, sino además la previenen. Usando estas medicinas rápidamente después de la exposición al VIH ha sido una práctica...

By Luis Scaccabarrozzi and Mark Milano for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
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Viewpoints

How I Joined the Sex Police

As a gay man coming of age in the '70s, sex clubs and public sex spaces were an important part of my sexuality. But I maintained a difficult love/hate relationship with these spaces. While they provided near-instant gratification at almost any time o...

By Mark Milano for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America