22nd of September 2017 07:12 PM Link
"I carried the prescription in my pocket every day for three weeks before I worked up the courage to have it filled, and even then I didn’t go to the drugstore right across from my office. I chose one four blocks away because I didn’t want anyone to see me. The very nice pharmacy technician informed me that even with my employer-backed health insurance, my PrEP prescription would cost $175 a month. Too embarrassed to admit that I couldn’t really afford that, I smiled and signed the receipt."

Read more here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/opinion/sunday/-truvada-gay-hiv-aids.html
22nd of September 2017 12:51 PM Link
PrEP will start to be covered by the Ontario government drug plan..
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/health/hiv-prep-coverage-1.4302184
16th of September 2017 12:34 AM Link
Hornet's Alex Garner speaks out about sexual racism on their app.
15th of September 2017 11:58 PM Link
15th of September 2017 11:15 AM Link
Happiness in relation to time on various apps. Interesting read

Cruising Counts: Participants' Ratings of Online Outreach Worker Interactions
Individual was friendly 92.2%
Individual used language I understood 87.1%
Individual was helpful 82.7%
I was comfortable with the interaction 80.6%
I was satisfied with the interaction 77.5%
Individual was prompt to reply 74.8%
Individual was knowledgeable and a trusted source of information 68.7%
The individual provided me with a useful referral 50%

  • “I find it difficult sometimes to remember when drop-in anonymous testing hours/locations happen, and the reminder that there is one in my ‘hood is nice.”
    Participant - Cruising Counts
  • “I wish the interaction could be simultaneous. My responses often had a long delay (like a day or two).”
    Participant - Cruising Counts
  • “The only downside is that the individual has to seek out and discover the services available to them—so having this sort of thing more accessible on apps…would be a good idea.”
    Participant - Cruising Counts