People who are HIV-positive are not infectious if their treatment is effective.
How safe is treatment as prevention? Does it count as safer sex? Is it more fun? How does this work in committed relationships? Does it also work for people who are dating multiple people or during darkroom encounters? What should we do if we are super horny, high, or in love? Continue reading VIRAL LOAD: UNDETECTABLE (COLOMBIA)
I met Mikrobio one night in New York, 8 years ago, we made an instant click and the next day we were traveling together outside of the city. During these years our friendship has become a place of support and collaboration. His work with nightlife in Berlin, techno and activism has motivated me. When he told me about Love Lazers, which is basically a group of friends, sexy nerds, lovers of nightlife, cruising, and activists for the right to have a free and healthy sexuality. I invited him to Colombia then, to do some activism together before the tremendous silence that exists regarding HIV in the country. Scary !!!
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L O V E K U I R L A Z E R S
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Our program at the KUIR FEST BOGOTÁ in November 2018
Open lecture, workshop and photographic exhibition November 17 to 30 at El Sanatorio. The Project Love Lazers is an information activist group that is working for knowledge and free access to PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a new medical option for the prevention of HIV / AIDS in the form of a pill that we hope will be available to all of you very soon.
Launched in 2015, Love Lazers currently consists of eight activists in Berlin, Zürich, Bogotá and Leipzig, focusing on working in nightlife and Internet spaces. Some of the members of the group are in homosexual and discordant relationships (HIV + and -) and have been educated in the fields of art, sociology, medicine and law. Some have long experience in the areas of prevention and information about drugs. Others also work as artists, djs and programmers. Their work network expands slowly and they are independent of any specific institution.
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A lubricant (or short: lube) is a substance which makes sex more slippy. It reduces the friction between skin and skin, or between skin and the rubber of a condom. Lube can subjectively amplify or attenuate the sensibility of your erogenous zone (you feel that’s more horny or less horny). If you feel an unpleasant pain while fucking, you can apply some lube which will ease the pain – much more efficiently than spit would. Continue reading Better Sliding (with lube recipe!)
Documentation of a real Grindr chat from May 2018. The screenshot was shown and discussed at the Love Lazers exhibition in the queer Art Space El Parche in Bogotá (Colombia) 22nd of May (see commentary below the picture).
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medication as prevention
PrEP – THE BEFORE PILLS
Previous preventative measures – such as condom use during sex – have not been sufficient to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS en Colombia. Here 5.500 persons are getting infected with HIV every year, most of them men who have sex with men.
PrEP, a new medical option for HIV/AIDS prevention in the form of a pill, will hopefully be available for everyone here sometime soon.
Continue reading READY FOR PrEP IN COLOMBIA!
Since the end of 2017, there are two PrEP generics (emtricitabin/ tenofovir [disoproxil fumarate] – better known as Truvada®) available in Germany:
The Hexal®-PrEP is also known as blister PrEP, as it is dispensed in a special blister pack and costs around 50EUR/28 pills. The ratiopharm®-PrEP costs around 70EUR/30 pills. The original product Truvada® by Gilead is far too expensive (about 800EUR). The company Aliud Pharma® reduced the price for their Emtricitabin/Tenofovirdisoproxil-AL to 70EUR/30pills – yet they do only have the approval for HIV-therapy but it works as well as PrEP.
Continue reading How to Get PrEP From Germany to EU + Non-EU Countries
December 2017 – New: PrEP for 70 EUR
The generic drug “Emtricitabin/Tenofovirdisoproxil-ratiopharm® 200 mg/245 mg Filmtabletten” by Ratiopharm costs 70EUR (30 pills) and can be prescribed by any doctor (also people from EU, CH and Norway).
September 2017 – New: PrEP for 50 EUR
The medication “Emtricitabin/Tenofovirdisoproxil HEXAL®” from Hexal is now available for EUR 50.05 per month at pharmacies specialized in treating HIV.
Continue reading PrEP Available At German Pharmacies!
Previous preventative measures – such as condom use during sex – have not been sufficient to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS. PrEP, a new medical option for HIV/AIDS prevention in the form of a pill, will hopefully be available for everyone sometime soon. People at a greater risk of HIV infection now have additional options for effectively protecting themselves. This flyer aims to help you decide whether PrEP is the right choice for you and which form is best. It’s been specifically written for men who have sex with men (including inter, trans*, bi, cis, pan, gay, hetero, queer or other) and for all who are interested in the topic. It’s been written with the belief that everyone – who needs or wants PrEP – must have access to it as quickly as possible.
Continue reading READY FOR PrEP!
HIV: TREATMENT AS PREVENTION
Download PDF: undetectable_leaflet_lovelazers2017.pdf (3 MB)
People who are HIV-positive are not infectious if their treatment is effective. How safe is treatment as prevention? Does it count as safer sex? Is it more fun? How does this form of prevention work in committed relationships? Does it also work for people who are dating multiple people or during darkroom encounters? What should we do if we are super horny, high, or in love?
Continue reading VIRAL LOAD: UNDETECTABLE
You can find the PDF-leaflet here (11MB)
Forgot the rubber? Worried about the last date‘s HIV status after having barebacked together? In doubt about the effectiveness of a steady HIV-positive sex partner‘s treatment and whether they really lie ‘below detection level’? Or just maybe (still) drunk or wasted and without a clue as to what precisely happened the other day?
– If you had unprotected sex, the best thing is to remain calm. A potential infection can be prevented, if you act quickly. With (access to) PEP you have this option. Continue reading PEP – THE AFTER PILL
Love Lazers was formed in 2015. Currently, it consists of six people in Berlin, Zürich and Leipzig. We focus our efforts on cyber- and nightlife. Some of us are in gay, discordant relationships (HIV+ and -) and have been educated in the fields of sociology, medicine and law. Some of us have worked for a long time in the areas of prevention and drug addiction. We’re growing our network and are independent of any specific institutions. If you are interested, you can join us.
You can reach us at email@example.com.
Foto: who is in? Murat Önen, 2017