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CROSSING OVER

When I was in high school my poodle got tick bite fever and because we lived on a farm we kept pet meds in the fridge. The hardest thing for me to do was to puncture her skin and inject…

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COVER YOUR BUTT

In South Africa, 2016 is proving to be a boundary-breaking, stigma-smashing year in the fight against HIV. That's because PrEP, the latest HIV prevention drug, could be available for everyone to use throughout state health care, as early as June,…

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UNDERSTANDING HIV

When someone becomes HIV positive, they are infected by a particular virus. It does not mean that they are sick. The HI virus will harm your immune system (which protects your body against germs). This happens very slowly over many…

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TRADITIONAL HEALERS & HIV

In most rural areas in South Africa, traditional healers are the preferred and most accessible healthcare providers. A clear distinction needs to be made between the words 'cure' and 'treat'. While a traditional healer may assist in strengthening your immune…

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ARV MYTHS

Myth 1: ARVs will make you more ill Antiretrovirals (ARVs) reduce the risk of sickness and death in people who are HIV-positive. They are essential for the treatment and management of HIV. There are no other options. ARVs may have…

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Q&A WITH DR. KEV

We The Brave sat down with Dr. Kevin Rebe, our go-to guy at Health4Men and Infectious Diseases specialist to talk about PrEP. Dr. Kev has been working in HIV for the last decade and is focused on prevention and rolling…

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COMBINATION PREVENTION

Ongoing prevention messages regarding consistent use of condoms and water-based lube are essential but you might forget that you have other options available, depending on your unique needs. Combination prevention is a strategy of combining two or more proven HIV…

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WHEN CUM GETS IN YOUR EYE

Many gay guys appreciate a good load of cum. Some of us prefer our partners to ejaculate in our mouth, on our chest or on our face. If you've ever had a splash of cum in your eye you'll know…

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YOUR RESULTS

If you've just found out you're HIV-positive, you may feel overwhelmed, fearful, and alone. Know that you are far from alone. Countless people and resources are available to help you. It may help to remember that being HIV-positive is not…

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STUDY GROUP

HIV-related stigma within the gay community has been around since the emergence of the pandemic. Early media reports referred to HIV as being a gay disease and fear of the virus was rampant, especially when a lack of treatment options…

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