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Statement on the Impact of Section 377A of the Penal Code on AIDS Prevention and Care

Section 377A strengthens and perpetuates stigma and discrimination of Men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) and Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), and Action for AIDS firmly believes that the repeal of Section 377A will significantly strengthen HIV and STI Control Programmes in Singapore, not just for the gay and other homosexual men, but indeed for everyone.

Momma Knows Best: In Loving Memory of Bernice

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing away of Benjamin Bernice Gho. He used to front several local gay bar, namely MOX and Does Your Mother Know (DYMK) and a “mother” to many.

We in gayhealth.sg who have known him closely are still trying to come to terms with this sad, tragic news. We have known Ben for many years and are devastated to learn of his passing.

How these LGBTI people’s lives have changed in 50 years and fighting for equality

LGBTI older people have been sharing their heartbreaking experiences as the UK marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in England and Wales. Singapore’s older gay couples shared their experience on their fight for equality. Read our full article on our webpage.

LAUNCH OF “SAME BUT DIFFERENT”

Despite the challenges that 377A, and the current political climate poses to our community, we are growing stronger. Increasingly, more are coming out of the closet too, living ordinary lives with their partners, and some, with their children, albeit, legally unrecognised. 

I’m HIV-positive. But thanks to drugs, no one can catch the virus from me

Advances in medication now mean that the virus can no longer be detected in my blood, so it’s impossible for me to transmit it to anybody

Chemsex Fueling Sexual Compulsivity

The powerful sexual arousal, commanding energy, and extreme sense of self lead the user to become powerless over their erotic temptation, sexual behavior, and drug use. Sex becomes a person’s prime means for validation, excitement, pleasure, and meaning which nothing else compares to, creating an irresistible urge to have one’s needs met.

Here’s What You Need To Know About ‘Chemsex’

There are many dangers you need to be aware of, and some tips to keep safe if you are using drugs like this. These drugs can be highly addictive. Guys usually start using for fun, and believe they are using responsibly, saying things like “I only use on weekends” or “I’m in control of how much I use.”

‘Stealthing’- secret removal of condom during sex

“Stealthing,” the secretive and non-consensual removal of a condom during otherwise consensual intercourse.