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Someone asked us:

My boyfriend has HIV and we always wear condoms as a result, but we’ve always wanted to have children together and have danced around the fact our condom use prevents that. Is there anything we can do to have children with IVF while still keeping me (and our future…

Did you know that folks ages 40-49 make up the highest percentage of people diagnosed with advanced AIDS in the U.S.?

Here are their stories.

“I’d stayed HIV negative so long I thought I was Superman and started having condom-free sex.”

“We used petroleum jelly instead of water-based lubricant.”

“I caved to affection. And once you allow them not to wear a condom the first time, that’s it.”

“All I can say is, I wanted to experience the joy of the moment. I’m a heavy guy, and the thought that anyone wanted to have sex with me was encouraging.”

“We may feel more isolated, we’re not going out to clubs anymore, we may feel that people are judging us because we’re older and ‘should have known better.’”

Young Bangkok Gay Men Are Acquiring HIV at a Breakneck PaceThe Bangkok MSM Cohort Study has found that HIV rates in this group are a whopping 9% a year among those not using condoms consistently and 2% a year among those who report using condoms all the time.
Those who said they had anal sex without a condom ended up having a 46% likelihood of becoming HIV-positive within a year.

Young Bangkok Gay Men Are Acquiring HIV at a Breakneck Pace

The Bangkok MSM Cohort Study has found that HIV rates in this group are a whopping 9% a year among those not using condoms consistently and 2% a year among those who report using condoms all the time.

Those who said they had anal sex without a condom ended up having a 46% likelihood of becoming HIV-positive within a year.

A New Condom With Anti-HIV/STI Lube is OK’d in Japan & AustraliaThe first of their kind, the LifeStyles Dual Protect condoms are lubricated with what’s known as VivaGel lubricant, which includes 0.5 percent astodrimer sodium. Lab studies have show that the lubricant inactivates up to 99.9 percent of HIV, herpes simplex virus and HPV.

A New Condom With Anti-HIV/STI Lube is OK’d in Japan & Australia

The first of their kind, the LifeStyles Dual Protect condoms are lubricated with what’s known as VivaGel lubricant, which includes 0.5 percent astodrimer sodium. Lab studies have show that the lubricant inactivates up to 99.9 percent of HIV, herpes simplex virus and HPV.