HIV Stripped Bare - Part 4

Back in 2014, FS brought a group of gay men living with HIV together in a bid to fight HIV stigma. How does getting naked fight stigma we hear you say? When we started this project, many of the founding models told us that the stigma associated with the virus led them to feel unattractive, less confident, and ‘not sexy’ anymore.Read more

HIV Stripped Bare - a serodifferent relationship

Luca and Ivan have been together for five months. Luca is HIV-positive and Ivan is HIV-negative, and Ivan came along to the photo shoot to support his boyfriend.Read more

HIV Stripped Bare - Rewind

To celebrate 15 years of FS we are reintroducing you to some of the stars from previous HIV Stripped Bare issues. These men led the way in tacking HIV stigma in a unique and sexy way and for that we want to celebrate 15 years of FS with them.Read more

What makes a good top and a good bottom?

FS surveyed over 240 gay men to ask something very important. Something that affects every gay man. Something that’s so integral to our way of life it can impact relationships, change friendships and perhaps bring us closer to spiritual enlightenment. We asked: what makes a good bottom and what makes a good top?Read more

7 ways to prevent HIV

Preventing HIV in 2017 is a little more complex than “just wear a condom.” But don’t worry, we will mentions condoms. Calm down. Here are seven ways you can prevent HIV:Read more

HIV doesn’t define a parent’s power to love

Despite significant medical advances, increased awareness and the ability to live a full life with HIV, a social stigma still exists around people with HIV having a family. This stigma does not just affect the LGBT community; it is very much a mainstream issue.Read more

My life with anal pre-cancer

Most sexually active people have, at some point evidence of HPV in their system, though are unaffected. In a very small proportion of people it causes problems (anal, cervical, penile, or throat pre-cancer/cancer). Living with HIV has been shown to increase the risk of acquiring anal pre-cancer for men who have unprotected sex with other men.Read more

I'm black but I am not your fetish

I couldn’t tell you how many times in person and on dating apps non-black men have been overjoyed to tell me how they “don’t usually like black guys” or how much they “love big black cock” or how much they have “always wanted to get fucked by a black guy.”Read more

Targeting positive men won’t end HIV

I’ve seen how the lack of basic sex education can affect people. I’ve seen how low poor self-esteem can impact someone’s judgement to look after their sexual health. But of all I’ve seen, it’s fear that is having the biggest impact on HIV prevention by creating stigma associated with HIV.Read more

This was a good year for HIV

Now we have achieved the goal of treating HIV so effectively that, if you are diagnosed promptly your chances of survival are as good as those of people who remain negative.Read more