Songkran Safety Tips

Songkran starts this week and many of us will be travelling up to Bangkok for this wonderful and fun festival. Here are some tips we gathered from seasoned travellers. If you have any tips, add them to the comment section !

AfA Media Statement on the unauthorised possession and disclosure of information from MOH’s HIV Registry – 28 January 2019

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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.

Lifeline Cycle 4 : Introduction to recovery programs for gay and bisexual men

Have you ever tried to stop using, or is thinking about stopping, but do not know where or how to start? Lifeline may be for you. It is a peer-led, non-religious support group for gay and bisexual men who are recovering or looking to recover drug addiction.

Perspectives on PrEP – IAS 2017 E Poster

IAS 2017 E-Poster: Perspectives on PrEP among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) prior to PrEP rollout in Singapore: a qualitative study

Untreatable Gonorrhoea and You

Did you know, gay men are 25 times more likely to get Infectious syphilis and 4 times more likely to get Gonorrhoea? WHO estimated that about 78 million people are infected with gonorrhoea, and doctors are finding more cases that are untreatable by all known antibiotics. Read on to learn how it will affect you and the community.

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