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Thursday, July 23, 2015

¿HOW DO YOU GET GAY MEN TO CARE ABOUT HIV IF THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THEMSELVES?

We get so carried away with giving facts, figures and tips on how to remain HIV-negative that we fail to mention that there is a lot more to HIV prevention that just recommending that you wear a condom while having sex.

The way you view yourself and the way you value who you are as a person has a HUGE impact on whether you care if you use condoms for sex or not. Whether you care about remaining HIV-negative or not.

Body image, alcohol, drugs, depression, relationship problems, work problems, loneliness… the list goes on. The battle against HIV doesn’t start and end with finding the right condom size or getting you to think condoms are the best thing since sliced bread. HIV prevention isn’t even about getting you to the clinic to test for HIV. There is a lot more to it than just that. Frankly there is not a lot this magazine can do if you don’t care about yourself and your health.

We can just ask that if you do care about your health and want to remain HIV-negative then you do the following:

If you want to remain HIV-negative the best way is to use condoms with every new partner, whether they tell you they are HIV-negative or not.

If you have learnt one thing from this blog entry it should be that self-worth is the key to a happy and healthy life. This goes for everything and not just remaining HIV-negative. Self-worth brings confidence, and confidence will help you stay in control of your life.

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