HIV prevention needs to take a more holistic approach
that goes beyond messages about safe sex.
Gay couples' top reasons for establishing "sexual agreements," defined by the researchers as rules about whether sex with outside partners is allowed, had more to do with positively impacting their relationships than as an HIV prevention strategy, the study found. The main reasons couples established sexual agreements ranged from building trust in the relationship and promoting honesty between partners to protecting the relationship.Read the rest.
"We found that gay couples are interested in building healthy, satisfying, and loving relationships," stated Hoff, who is attending the International AIDS Conference kicking off this weekend in Vienna, Austria. "These desires, when nurtured, can lead to strong relationships. Yet the reality is that a broken sexual agreement, or one that isn't clear to either partner, can make both partners vulnerable to HIV."
And for another view, from Box Turtle Bulletin...
The bogus “couples study” is back… and this time doing more harm than ever