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Can Safer Sex Be Sexy? (VIDEO)

DaShawn Usher | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices
DaShawn Usher

Each video in Impulse Group NYC's Ask & Tell series showcases the candid responses of five New York City gay men to often-thought-about but rarely-voiced questions on topics ranging from sex and protection to health, stigma, HIV status and more.

WATCH: PSA Takes Sexy, Dramatic Route To Talk About HIV And Relationships (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Non-profit organization Impulse Group has released a new PSA that encourages gay men everywhere to know their statuses and exercise the proper precaut...

Rejecting the 'Poz' Label

Tyler Curry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

I am a mandatory member of the "poz" club, but it would be impossible for me to accurately represent or even speak to every "poz" man out there. I never intended to. One's HIV status tells about as much about that person's character and disposition as the state where they were born.

School Suspects Students Have HIV, Tells Them Not To Come Back

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents

Three students in Arkansas have been barred from attending school after administrators began to suspect they might be HIV-positive, according to local...

The Stigma of Dating Someone HIV-Positive

Tyler Curry | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

HIV stigma doesn't only affect those carrying the virus. The gay community is quick to place it on anyone who deviates from the boundaries of pluses and minuses.

Talking About HIV: Can We Get a Little Help From Visible Friends?

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

As the moment of levity passed, his smile faded because I wanted to know why he'd chosen to use a fictional HBO character as a next of kin in an official health record. I knew his silence meant he was still struggling with his diagnosis and worse, he probably hadn't told anyone.

I'm HIV-Negative

Mark Adnum | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

If HIV-negative men were more assertive about their status, they could take on a fairer share of responsibility in regard to HIV prevention. HIV-positive men have their own status to manage. It's not their responsibility to manage yours too, but it seems that they're expected to do so.

Confessions Of An HIV-Positive Total Bottom

Nicholas Snow | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

I don't support marriage equality simply for other people. I want to walk down the aisle one day. But in the community in which I live, Palm Springs, Calif., I find that there is an immense shortage of single, available, poz-friendly, sober-friendly total tops.

HIV-Positive, Unapologetic And Fabulous

Tyler Curry | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Don't get me wrong: As I begin to drag this conversation out of the closet and take it with me to hang out with the boys, I plan on doing so with a healthy amount of self-tanner, copious doses of sarcasm and a shot of tequila every now and then.

Strange Bedfellows: Should HIV-Positive And HIV-Negative Men Ever Have Sex With Each Other?

Daniel Vaillancourt | Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Daniel Vaillancourt

Thirty years into the epidemic the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS has greatly diminished, especially in big cities and in areas such as Palm Springs and its environs. Nevertheless, there undeniably still exists a dividing line between the pluses and the minuses.

When Is The Right Time To Disclose Your HIV Status?

Tyler Curry | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

The danger of the "third-date rule" is that it allows for feelings to develop, albeit little baby ones. Disclosing your status once a semblance of trust has formed is like placing a loaded gun in front of a person and asking them not to shoot you with it. I prefer to avoid the firing range.