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Why Do Men Bareback? No Easy Answers

An excerpt from Without Condoms: Unprotected Sex, Gay Men & BarebackingRoutledge, 2006, List $31.95

"The terrible thing in this world is that everyone has his reasons."

Octave, The Rules of the Game, Jean Renoir, 1939

Toby, a Passive Bare...

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HIV- BF emotionally destroyed by disclosure after sex

I am + female for 15 years, no viral load, 900+ T4 count and asymptomatic. Last relationship had unprotected sex by HIV- BF choice for 7 mos, and now 8 mos since last sex he has tested - twice negative. I recently met a man and we both feel we've fou...

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Into the Third Decade of AIDS: Books on HIV and Mental Health

Counseling Chemically Dependent People With HIV Illness; Michael Shernoff, Editor; 172 pages, Reprint edition (February 1992), Harrington Park Press, $19.95.The Second Decade of AIDS: A Mental Health Practice Handbook; Michael Shernoff and Walt Odets...

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HIV Treatments: A History of Scientific Advance

Bruce T. Volpone, The Child's Shoe, 1995, AZT and leather

The introduction of antiviral medications used in combination is among the most important advances in the history of HIV/AIDS treatment. By using more than one drug at a time, combinatio...

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Homo Erotics: Gay Men and Sex, Dating and Romance

Nothing has had more of an impact upon gay men's sexuality and relationships with friends and lovers than HIV/AIDS. In the early days of the epidemic, the urgency, rage, and despair caused by AIDS were at the peak of their intensity, and often resu...

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To Med or Not to Med? Mental Health Aspects of Treatment Decision Making

The proliferation of new medical options for people with HIV comes as a welcome respite. Particularly compared with the earlier days of the epidemic, HIV infection and even clinical AIDS are no longer "death sentences." Yet the very expansion of opt...

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HIV Drug Overdose

Hi Mr. Shernoff--Thanks for your forum.. I'm an avid reader of your column. I'm a 39 yo gay man who found out I was w/HIV last summer. It seems that I have been depressed for the past several years, although I didn't really know it or address it--oth...

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hiv destroyed my 13 year marriage

my husband is hiv posotive and i am negative well the problem is sex i have not had sex with him ever since finding this out and that was 3 years ago i am afraid even though i know how to protect one self i cant seem to get over the fear,he will be l...

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genital warts

I am 29 years old. When I was 21-22, I had warts on my fingers. Up until about a year or two ago, I had at least one wart on my right hand. Today, I have a wart on my penis(small and not real noticeable). Unless genital warts take years to develop, t...

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Gay Widowers: Grieving in Relation to Trauma and Social Supports

As published in theJournal of the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association, Vol. 2, No. 1, March, 1998©1998 PLENUM Publishing Corporation

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