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Can I Be Re-Infected With Another Strain of HIV Through Oral Sex?

This is an often confusing subject. Doctors have speculated on the possibility of a "superbug" or a "superinfection" since HIV was discovered in the 1980s. But are these concerns legitimate and valid in real-world situations?

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How BDSM and Leather Communities Helped These Gay Men Confront Their HIV Diagnoses

"The guys in the BDSM community were not fazed by my status at all ... it was automatic acceptance."

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Swiping Left on the Margins

Being black and dating online is difficult. When you're a black couple looking to find a third, the mechanics of finding someone get even trickier.

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How to Conquer Your Fears and Talk About Safe Sex

Experts agree: Your health is important enough to ask for protection, and it might be part of your journey to empowerment.

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9 Bad Sex Experiences That HIV-Positive People Face

If you're living with HIV and hooking up, one of these may happen to you. But, don't worry, some people have checked their pozphobia.

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How Queer Women Can Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections

At the core of the problem when it comes to queer women and sexually transmitted infections is that too many don't know they're at risk -- and too few providers are unaware of their prevention and screening needs.

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Sex Work Made Me an HIV Educator

For one sex worker, the job has come with an unintended responsibility: educating clients about living with HIV and the meaning of community.

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Into Anal? Find Planning Meals Around Sex a Hassle? Here's How to Get Ready in 15 Minutes.

There are ways to prep for bottoming that don't require starving yourself in advance or stocking up on anti-diarrhea meds.

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9 Sex Myths About HIV-Positive People That Need Debunking

In reality, sex-positive education that supports both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people in living their best sex lives can help us stay healthy and joyful.

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HIV Positive People Are Part of Pride, Too!

As a gay man with HIV in South Africa, Wiseman T. Zondi writes, "I realized that to truly be free, I had to come out once again."