Your Sexual Health: A Guide for People Living with HIV [➦]
• People living with a STBBI and/or HIV
• Informative brochure
Release Date and Last Update
2020 (no update as of the review date)
This information is for people living with HIV. The goal is to describe the impact of the U=U [Undetectable = Untransmittable] campaign and to explain what it means for the sexual health of people living with HIV. This guide also outlines the pleasures and the pitfalls of the new approaches to sex in the context of HIV. It gives accurate, non-judgmental information to help you to maintain lifelong sexual health in plain, understandable language. For example: there are now lots of ways to have sex without worrying about HIV transmission, but sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are more easily spread when condoms are not used.
Most of the information here will apply if you are a sexually active person, regardless of your gender or sexual orientation. However, this resource does acknowledge that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men make up more than half the people living with HIV in Canada. For that reason, we’ve included information specific to the needs of this group.
*** Note that this description was written by CATIE. ***
CATIE. (2020). Your Sexual Health: A Guide for People Living with HIV. https://orders.catie.ca/book/sexual-health-for-phas-resource/
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This tool is an important resource for people living with HIV. It encourages agency in taking care of sexual health, in a positive and non-stigmatizing approach. Furthermore, the section on chemsex highlights the implications associated with this practice with a goal of harm reduction. Overall, this guide is an important and paramount tool for the sexual health of people living with HIV.
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