Let's be honest: we've got sex on the brain. At HIM, we think that an active sex life is a big part of healthy living. Whether you're having sex with a partner, with a friend or by yourself, this section provides resources, articles and information about how you can maintain a fulfilling and healthy sex life. For clinic locations and hours, click here.
While a lot of emphasis goes into getting tested for HIV, people may not be routinely tested for all STIs including Syphilis.
We are pleased to announce the opening of our expanded HIM On the Drive Health Centre on Monday, February 18th.
Read HIM’s position paper on PrEP.
Recently the US Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada
In August of 2010, the HIM Board of Directors approved the organization's first position paper. The subject: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). Download your copy here.
If you were around last summer or at Pride, you probably saw the Hottest at the Start campaign – how could you not?
The HIM Sexual Health Clinics willl be closed on Good Friday (April 6th) and Easter Monday (April 9th). The HIM Sexual Health Centre on Davie will be open during its regular hours (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM) on Saturday (April 7th).
On February 4, 2010, the Ministry of Health Services provided funds to support STOP HIV/AIDS, a pilot project to expand HIV testing, treatment, and support services to clinically eligible individuals in British Columbia
The female condom doesn't sound very sexy
Want to get a STI or HIV test…?
"Imagine being rushed to the hospital for a life-threatening illness or accident, and being turned away for being trans
Everyone has limits, and just because you may not have found them yet, doesn't mean that you should be reckless
With the resources for sexual health on the internet being numerous, its hard to know where to go.
Remember a few years ago when HIM started giving out free condoms at the best gay clubs in town
This summer HIM committed to educating gay guys about Acute HIV
Health Initiative for Men is no stranger to using attention grabbing images
Do you remember the days when you had to wait an entire week for your HIV test result?
The new work being done in the world of sex research tells us that we need to do more than just hand out condoms to prevent the spread of HIV and other STI’s.
I first started working at HIM doing condom packing, distribution, and outreach. It was great to meet a bunch of new gay guys and talk to them about condoms, sex, and anything else they wanted to talk about.
Here’s a hilarious and verbally pornographic, yet painfully realistic negotiation a lot of us gay men are unfortunately too familiar with.
"What's happening with HIV health services?"
If you have just found out you have HIV or are having difficulty finding a doctor who is familiar with treating HIV infection, please visit the IDC, where HIV/AIDS care services are available.
Porn Stars Brent Corrigan and Matthew Rush have put their own spin on how to properly put on a condom.
Want to meet other young, fun, smart guys? Want to know how to be a better friend, lover, boyfriend? Then visit http://www.outright.ca/ and apply for the Totally Outright leadership course.
Picture this: You've just finished an intense workout at the gym and all pumped up. You head to the steam room and encounter the hot guy who was eyeing you off as you were undressing in the locker room
Is circumcision effective against the spread of HIV? Two recent studies provide contradictory results. One study of about 2,000 gay men in Peru
Here are some frequently asked questions about oral sex and STIs
SOURCE: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
Here are some frequently asked questions about testing:
Source: AIDS Vancouver
How is HIV detected? What is an HIV test?
Gay men continue to be one of the populations most affected by HIV in Canada and in 2008 gay men represented 62% of all new HIV diagnoses in Vancouver. Despite a high HIV testing rate among gay men in BC, there continues to be a need to focus on promoting HIV testing and reducing barriers in accessing service.
Just got an HIV test last Thursday. It had been over 10 years since my last test- truthfully I can't even remember when it was. Like many gay men I measured my sense of sexual self-worth by the amount of sex I got.
Tell me about the liver and hepatitis.
The liver is the largest gland in the body. It plays a vital role in digestion, blood clotting, and energy storage.
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