Healthy Communities Discusses Risk Reduction
Healthy Communities has released a discussion paper on Risk Reduction Strategies used by gay and other men who have sex with men, to guide HIV prevention efforts in Queensland.
The paper summarises the evidence of effectiveness for common Risk Reduction Strategies and outlines how Healthy Communities will approach working with gay men on this issue.
“Behavioural research shows that more gay men are sometimes having sex without condoms, but that a lot of the time they are taking other measures to reduce their risk” said Paul R Martin, Executive Director.
“Condoms remain the safest and easiest form of safe sex, especially for casual sex. However in situations where men do not use condoms, there are still things they can do to reduce, but not eliminate risk.”