New York City resident Sabri Ben-Achour, 39, began to feel ill on March 12 and experienced roughly 36 hours of intense symptoms: fever, aches, fatigue, cough and headache. But by March 14, Ben-Achour felt back to normal, except for one thing: Both his sense of smell and taste were gone. By March 16, he was fairly certain he had contracted and recuperated from COVID, the disease caused by the coronavirus. But like countless other New Yorkers who fell ill over the past six weeks, he heeded official advice not to take a test unless he was seriously ill.
'In the 80s HIV was deemed the gay plague and those with it were treated like scum'
HIV/AIDS Statistics for U.S. Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender People
Understand important health issues for gay men and men who have sex with men — from sexually transmitted infections to depression — and get tips for taking charge of your health. All men face certain health risks. However, gay men and men who have sex with men have some specific health concerns. Although your individual risks are shaped by many factors beyond your sexual orientation and practices — including family history and age — it's important to understand common health issues for gay men and steps you can take to stay healthy.
From Grindr to PrEP: Innovative sexual health program flourishes in NYC
I came out 23 years ago. My mother said, softly, "This is the worst day of our lives. The next worst will be the day we bury you from AIDS. Much has changed since then. We know now, as we knew then, that being gay doesn't foretell an HIV diagnosis.
The service aims to help singles with STD find love. Despite numerous online dating websites available over the internet, there are hardly any options for singles with STDs. The dating site has been providing support to numerous single POZ gays who have been struggling throughout their lives in the pursuit of finding the right partner. Being HIV positive makes life extremely difficult. Besides the courage of dealing with the health consequences, finding a potential life partner also turns out to be challenging.