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Apr 4
POZ Exclusive: Once Is Not EnoughLast year, former professional basketball player and college coach Tamika Williams traveled the world to talk with women and girls about HIV awareness. This year, she simply had to do it again.

"The face of the disease looks like us. I’ve met woman after woman, and girl after girl who had only been with their first partner—the person they lost their virginity to—and contracted HIV. It doesn’t matter how uncomfortable you are, or where you are. You have to able to have confidence enough to protect yourself."

POZ Exclusive: Once Is Not Enough

Last year, former professional basketball player and college coach Tamika Williams traveled the world to talk with women and girls about HIV awareness. This year, she simply had to do it again.

"The face of the disease looks like us. I’ve met woman after woman, and girl after girl who had only been with their first partner—the person they lost their virginity to—and contracted HIV. It doesn’t matter how uncomfortable you are, or where you are. You have to able to have confidence enough to protect yourself."

Consumer Alert - Trojan Fire & Ice Condoms

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Upon examining a Trojan Fire & Ice condom, I immediately noticed something was very wrong.

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Hell no.

I knew something was wrong with those things.

i was always suspect of a condom advertising itself like icyhot…

"Shockingly, after taking a Trojan Fire & Ice condom out of its wrapper and handling it, the lubricant on the condom disintegrated and stripped off all of my red enamel nail polish….Despite washing with soap three times since very briefly handling the 2 Fire & Ice condoms over 1.5 hours ago, my hands still haven’t recovered from this intense burning sensation."

Mark S. King: Will HIV Ever Be Safe Enough for You?"The PARTNER study threatens the view that positive men are nothing more than risks that must be managed. The study kills the HIV positive boogeyman.…Once the positive partner is no longer a particular danger, both partners would bear responsibility for their actions. What an enormous psychic change that would require in our community.”

Mark S. King: Will HIV Ever Be Safe Enough for You?

"The PARTNER study threatens the view that positive men are nothing more than risks that must be managed. The study kills the HIV positive boogeyman.…Once the positive partner is no longer a particular danger, both partners would bear responsibility for their actions. What an enormous psychic change that would require in our community.

Building Better Barriers

The conventional male condom leaves a lot to be desired: Latex allergies, lost  erections and the many men who outright refuse to use them. Sometimes they break, and their design has been unchanged for nearly a century.

Public health experts, scientists and manufacturers are focused on building better condoms, both male and female—and even one specifically for anal sex. But most of the new condoms in the pipeline probably won’t become available in the United States for several years, if ever. What gives?

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Do you know the history of condoms?

POZ Magazine’s March 2014 Issue is Out Online Today!
This month, we’re featuring both the inspiring women of Common Threads & the ongoing search for a better condom!
Plus, an overview of HIV/AIDS services in the South, how MSMs face HIV on the other side stigma, this month’s POZ Hero, and of course, all the latest news on HIV treatment and the positive community.
Click here to read it online!

POZ Magazine’s March 2014 Issue is Out Online Today!

This month, we’re featuring both the inspiring women of Common Threads & the ongoing search for a better condom!

Plus, an overview of HIV/AIDS services in the South, how MSMs face HIV on the other side stigma, this month’s POZ Hero, and of course, all the latest news on HIV treatment and the positive community.

Click here to read it online!

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Condoms can’t protect you from a Hulk smash. But they can protect you from pregnancy and STDs! Reblog and raise awareness!

Feb 7
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Let the games begin! Go team USA!

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Let the games begin! Go team USA!

Fact: A little over 1 in 4 new HIV infections in the US are among women.Fact: 83% of those cases are a result of heterosexual transmission.Fact: Nearly 12% of new infections among women are a consequence of intimate partner violence, or IPV.Why? Because studies show recent IPV makes a woman afraid to ask her partner to use condoms, and therefore hinders her capacity to protect herself from HIV. Stop Abuse. Start Protecting. Stop AIDS.

Fact: A little over 1 in 4 new HIV infections in the US are among women.
Fact: 83% of those cases are a result of heterosexual transmission.
Fact: Nearly 12% of new infections among women are a consequence of intimate partner violence, or IPV.

Why? Because studies show recent IPV makes a woman afraid to ask her partner to use condoms, and therefore hinders her capacity to protect herself from HIV. Stop Abuse. Start Protecting. Stop AIDS.

Computerized Counseling Ups Adherence, Lowers Risky SexThe CARE+ program counsels participants about treatment adherence, HIV disclosure, safer sex, condom use, substance abuse and how adherence affects viral load. & Studies prove it can be a good addition to your normal HIV treatment regimen.

Computerized Counseling Ups Adherence, Lowers Risky Sex

The CARE+ program counsels participants about treatment adherence, HIV disclosure, safer sex, condom use, substance abuse and how adherence affects viral load. & Studies prove it can be a good addition to your normal HIV treatment regimen.