World AIDS Day

WORLD AIDS DAY: DECEMBER 1, 2021

Join The LOFT as we make time to honor those who have passed.  The year's World AIDS Day celebrations and events mark the 40th year since the discovery of HIV/AIDS in The United States with the online gallery "40 Major Moments" and our evening panel conversation, "Bareback Sex Culture: Knowing & Managing The Risk Factors"


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40 Major Moments | Online Gallery Exhibition

Explore the online gallery as we learn, remember, and honor the millions of courageous people who lost their lives, those who fought back, and those who showed grace and resilience during the darkest moments. Leave inspired, leave committed to helping to end this epidemic. The online gallery opens December 1, 2021, Wednesday.


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Bareback Sex Culture: Knowing & Managing The Risk Factors

December 1-2021, Wednesday | 7:00-8:30 PM | Virtual & Free

 

The LOFT hosts, "Bareback Sex Culture: Knowing & Managing The Risk Factors." In 2021, adherence to an Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) or PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) protocol has created an LGBTQ+ sex culture that has allowed people who are HIV Positive and those who are HIV Negative to engage in routine bareback sex without fear of contracting HIV or being reinfected with the virus. 

This "normalization" of bareback sex culture has proliferated across social media and apps with both professional adult performers and non-professional adult performers showcasing their sexual behavior. This panel discussion and evening conversation seeks to better understand and educate on the risk factors inherent to participating in bareback sex culture: how effective are ART and PrEP in preventing infection? What other STIs should one be concerned with?  What can someone do to keep themselves safe while engaging in these practices?  

Come and join our evening panelists (to be announced shortly) as we explore the different risk factors and help empower those who engage in bareback sex culture to remain as healthy as possible. 

This is a sex-positive discussion.  The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center does not endorse nor condemn the practice/ engagement of bareback sex culture.  This evening event is a platform to discuss the important issues, the health consequences and serves to inform, educate and advocate for the LGBTQ+ Community.