HIV prevention for gay men

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30 Mar 2015

This booklet — produced by AFAO — provides information about looking after yourself and having fun at the same time.

In Australia, the gay community has been the most seriously affected by HIV. When the epidemic first hit in the 1980s, gay men made dramatic changes to their sexual practices—especially by using condoms— to protect themselves and their partners.

These changes formed the beginning of a safe sex culture. Now, more than 30 years later, we know a lot more about HIV, including the ways in which it is transmitted. There are now also new ways of reducing the risk of HIV transmission.

Although on average, more than 1,000 people are diagnosed with HIV every year in Australia (and around three-quarters are gay men), with the new technologies at our disposal there is now a real possibility that we can reduce the number of gay men getting HIV every year and even end the HIV epidemic.

Read the booklet here.