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Top International Gay News, Business, Politics & More | Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

Top International Gay News, Business, Politics & More | Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web! | Gay Social Network | Scoop.it
Unicorn Booty is the #1 site for the most interesting and up-to-date gay news coverage, from small-town stories to global news affecting LGBTQ individuals.
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Evidence Brief on European PrEP Usage

Evidence Brief on European PrEP Usage | Gay Social Network | Scoop.it
 Introduction

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of an antiretroviral medication
to prevent the acquisition of HIV infection by people who are uninfected.
In April 2016, the European Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control
(ECDC) held a meeting to discuss considerations for PrEP implementation in
Europe. In preparation for this meeting, ECDC and the Hornet Gay Social
Network collaborated on a rapid survey about PrEP use among men who have
sex with men (MSM). The objective of this survey was to examine PrEP use
among MSM, including access, health care engagement and likelihood of
future use.        

A shareable PDF version of this report with figures.

During the three days the survey was rolled out to Hornet users in Europe
(23-25 April, 2016) a total of 8 543 people responded. Figure 1 shows the
country breakdown of the survey respondents 

Survey results

 Eleven percent of survey participants reported being HIV positive (Figure
2). However, only 51% of survey participants responded to this question,
which might indicate a reluctance to disclosure HIV status within these
kinds of online social and sexual networking environments. 

Among respondents (n=8048) who did not report being HIV positive, 10%
(n=793) said that they were currently taking PrEP (Figure 3). Of those on
PrEP, 69% said their sexual health provider was aware that they were taking
PrEP. 

Where those respondents obtained Prep differed. The majority of respondents
from France indicated that they had acquired PrEP through their
physician/doctor. France is currently the only country in Europe where PrEP
can be prescribed and where it is reimbursed under the health insurance
scheme. For those currently on PrEP outside of France, the primary source
of obtaining PrEP was through purchase via the Internet, followed by
receipt via a physician/ doctor or through a research study (see Figure
4). 

In terms of when respondents reported that they had had their last sexual
health check, people on PrEP and those identified as being HIV positive
reported having more recent sexual health checks than those who were HIV
negative (figure 5). Respondents reported more recent sexual health checks
if they acquired PrEP from a clinician or through a study (94% had a sexual
health check during the past six months compared to 77% if they acquired
PrEP through other sources).

In terms of understanding intentions to use PrEP in the community,
approximately one in four of those not currently on PrEP agreed with the
statement that they were likely to us PrEP in the next six months, whereas
this rose to eight out of ten among those currently on PrEP (Figure 6). 

Conclusions

The results from this survey show that the use of PrEP in the community is
common (10%). When taking into account those who intend to use PrEP in the
next six months, it becomes clear that the demand for PrEP among the
sub-group of MSM responding to this survey is high. The high proportion of
informal use of PrEP poses challenges for health systems. Specific concerns
about online delivery of PrEP include how to promote adherence and provide
follow-up care, as well as how to ensure that people are purchasing genuine
drugs and reduce the risks associated with stock outs of drugs. It will be
important to engage with community, peer and online initiatives to ensure
that they promote consistent information and messages about PrEP.

About Hornet Gay Social Network: Hornet is the most international gay
social network available in 26 languages with offices in North America,
Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.  Founded in 2011 with the mission
to provide the best quality product, it has grown to 15 Million total and 3
Million monthly active users. Hornet is number one in key markets such as
France, Russia, Brazil, Turkey, and Taiwan.  To contact Hornet about HIV
research and leveraging its social platform for health intervention reach
out to Health Innovation Strategist Alex Garner alexg@hornetapp.com and
visit https://hornetapp.com

Additional work on social networks and PrEP:

* MSMGF Blue Ribbons Boys Initiative
* Gay Social Network brings on Health Innovation Strategist
* Hornet integrates PrEP features
* Building in HIV TestFinder Tool
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Supporting the HIV-Positive Community Requires New Tools for Ending Stigma

Supporting the HIV-Positive Community Requires New Tools for Ending Stigma | Gay Social Network | Scoop.it
When we at Hornet, a gay social network with 4.4 million users, launched our "Know Your Status" campaign in 2011, it was received with such fanfare that we decided to make it a permanent feature in our app. Now, in light of new science, the...
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The entire Hornet team invested a lot of passion and energy into building these features to help fight stigma and HIV in our gay community.  We'd love your feedback on these and doing more.

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Fun Facts About a Dating App With a Conscience

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Gay social network Hornet hits 1M users, iPad app coming next week

Gay social network Hornet hits 1M users, iPad app coming next week | Gay Social Network | Scoop.it
Gay mobile-social network Hornet now has more than 1 million users and will soon launch an iPad app, the company revealed today.

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Too handsome - a crime?

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A Beginner's Guide to Orlando Gay Days

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Gay Days at Disney World is the world's most popular gay and lesbian celebration, attracting over 150,000 gay and lesbian travelers to Orlando Florida.

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Some people come to Orlando during Gay Days just to enjoy the company of 150,000+ other gays and lesbians, but most are looking to fill their itineraries with fun, fun, fu! This guide describes the major categories of events, tells you how to get tickets, and gives you some ideas about transportation. 

 

 

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NICO NICO NICO | Articles | dot429

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NICO NICO NICO - Younger heartthrob Nico Tortorella is no stranger to bearing it all (just jump on over to his Instagram account @nicotortorella and see for your

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Introducing Hashtags! Find Profiles Faster through Better Searches

Introducing Hashtags! Find Profiles Faster through Better Searches | Gay Social Network | Scoop.it
In the latest update, Hornet lets users cache profiles with hashtags for
better, customizable searches.

Think back to when you first signed up for Hornet. Maybe you were an online
dating pro, with folders of apps and spotless selfies ready to send. Maybe
you were totally new to the scene, unsure if online dating was for you,
anxious to download the app and meet someone special. No matter how your
story with us began, we at Hornet want to give you more tools to keep
telling that story—to find the right community for your passions, your
pleasures and your interests.

That’s why our latest update has a new yet familiar feature—hashtags. You
can now categorize your profile with the hashtag symbol and a keyword, just
like Twitter and Facebook. Now, Hornet Search can pull up your profile more
easily through an endless variety of search terms, bringing you one step
closer to Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now. Whether you’re #looking or just need
a few #friends for karaoke night, Hornet’s hashtags introduce you more
quickly to men who want just what you want. 

No guy fits neatly into just a few categories, like “geek” or “twink.” Some
of us are still #questioning. Some of us have been out for a while and are
looking for the perfectly snug #littlespoon. Gay men are so much more than
sexual orientation. Our diverse interests make us a vibrant community of
fans, professionals and amateur hobbyists. Love #baking? Find someone to
make a sweet confection for two. Can’t stop binging #JessicaJones? Cozy up
for some Netflix and chill. Planning a #hiking trip this weekend? Take to
the outdoors with a friend. Hornet celebrates your interests, and we’re
making it easier than ever to share what makes you unique with someone
special.

Hornet wants to put the power to find what’s right for you in your hands.
These hashtags go deeper than regular profile filters and open up
incredible new possibilities for our community of 7 million men strong. Our
mission is still to give every single user a chance to find his community. 

Start hashtagging today and see who you discover in your area! Share with
us your favorite hashtags here on the app or on Twitter at @HornetApp.
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Say What? The end of net neutrality and a globalization treaty threaten minority speech

Say What? The end of net neutrality and a globalization treaty threaten minority speech | Gay Social Network | Scoop.it
Few could argue that the Internet hasn’t revolutionized gay life. A generation came out on the web, and the freedom to launch a website adhering to one’s own standards of quality and authenticity has always gone along with that. That’s what both of us did, creating the social networks XY.com and Hornet. (In fact, equal […]
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Why Some Straight Men Are Romantically or Sexually Attracted to Other Men

Why Some Straight Men Are Romantically or Sexually Attracted to Other Men | Gay Social Network | Scoop.it
Many men who have sex with men aren't gay or even bisexual. Although their mental and emotional state resembles that of the initial stages of coming out, gay and bisexual men go on to develop a gay or a bisexual identity, whereas these men don't.

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Hornet, new mobile gay dating app, is unlike others | QNotes Gay Charlotte and LGBT Carolina News, Arts & Entertainment

Hornet, new mobile gay dating app, is unlike others | QNotes Gay Charlotte and LGBT Carolina News, Arts & Entertainment | Gay Social Network | Scoop.it
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Too handsome - a crime?

Too handsome - a crime? | Gay Social Network | Scoop.it
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Hornet Gay Social Network: l'evoluzione delle app gps-based -PianetaGay

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Hot review of New gay mobile social network app in Italian language

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