Archive for the ‘safer sex’ Category

June 2 is International Sex Workers’ Day. In 1975, hundreds of sex workers gathered in Lyon, France, to protest their increasingly unsafe working conditions and the violence they were experiencing. Now, in 2017, more than 40 years later, we are still advocating for sex workers’ rights and safety. To recognize this day and bring awareness […]

The day originated in 2001, when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival, despite efforts from prohibitionist groups who tried to prevent it taking place by pressuring the government to revoke their permit. The event was organised by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group that has over 50,000 […]

! This article contains graphical depictions of violence and potentially traumatic subject matter In Calgary, it is estimated that there are 1000-3000 sex workers, and less than 10% of the sex work occurs on the streets. Sex workers experience a higher rate of violence than non-sex workers, and a primary reason for people accessing Shift […]

Online dating, youth groups and night clubs are all great places where people can meet and start dating. The African Communities project has made great strides in spreading the HIV message to its community members while most recently joining hands with some African Night clubs in the city.

Is a person who does not know their HIV status or who has never been tested pose a higher risk for HIV transmission due to their unknown or assumed HIV negative status than a person on TasP with controlled virus or on PreP and known HIV status? These are some of the questions being raised as a result of these new and emerging technologies.

Swipe for Sex: Calgary Sexual Health Centre

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Guest Blog By Calgary Sexual Health: Gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) are increasingly connecting online with their peers, sexual partners, and to seek out sexual health information.

At this year’s International AIDS Conference, held in Melbourne Australia, sex work was a hot topic. This open discussion of sex work in relation to HIV/AIDS and human rights was long overdue, as sex workers felt ignored at the same conference held in the US last year.

PrEP

Monday, August 18, 2014

PrEP

Learn this word. It’s going to be a game changer. Keeee—POW!!!!! Outta the park.

For some, a trip to the clinic for STI testing is as regular a part of their health routine as going to the doctor for a check-up. For others, it seems embarrassing, like they will be judged. Let me begin this by saying that is far from the truth. You will not be judged, or […]

Cowboys and Condoms!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

YAH HOO! It is that time of year again. The cow folk are restless, the city is in anticipation with business and corporate sectors prepping the multitudes of pancake breakfasts and other Stampede celebration events throughout the city. Yes, Stampede 2014 is just around the corner and the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth brings some […]