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HIV DIY FYI – Self Testing

Now you can test yourself for HIV at home.   For around R200-00 or less, HIV self-testing kits are now readily available online or from most pharmacies around the country. This makes testing more convenient and accessible, which is vital…

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Boost Yoself!

Having low self-confidence is a major obstacle in life.  Therefore, when you don’t believe in yourself, then it’s harder for others to believe in you. Going for a job interview?  If you are not confident that you’ll be able to…

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I’m the STIG

So, I just got back from the clinic, and it’s official… I’m the STIG: Sexually transmitted Infection guy. It was bound to happen, I guess - a few too many times tripping the light fantastic and living la Vida Loca…

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TOILET DOT WHEN?

Gay guys have been getting their groove on in toilets for ages. In fact, the unofficial homo history books will testify that our gay ancestors also found it convenient. Nowadays, guys are ‘outchea’ following this tradition, but now they’re using…

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Disco Disclosure

The 70s saw a sexual revolution. Sex went from missionary to Kama Sutra on roller-skates. The sexual liberation led to increased acceptance of sex outside the marriage and the normalisation of contraception, public nudity, pornography, premarital sex, homosexuality and alternative…

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WTB:Valentines Day





Don’t get a virus for Valentine’s Day

It’s nice to get something on V – Day, like cards, choccies and champers. But, let’s not make it ‘V’ for “venereal.” The problem with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like gonorrhoea, syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, genital warts (HPV), hepatitis and HIV,…

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We The Brave:: Serosorting





Say ‘Sero’ What?

Here are a few HIV and STI combination prevention techniques that you may not know about: Serosorting, what’s that?  This is when an HIV-positive guy chooses to have sex with other HIV-positive guys, exclusively.  Some guys find this reduces their…

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Lumko Johnson’s Brave Story

I grew up East London with a single mom and later moved to Johannesburg. Fortunately, my family was quite progressive, and I never felt ostracised by them about my sexuality. I was known as the nephew who played with dolls,…

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Festive Combo Prevention

Combination Prevention is taking one way of protecting yourself from HIV and other STIs, and combining it with another method of protection to further reduce your chances of infection. So, take your pick, and have it your way this festive…

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