I=I C'est quoi ça?

I=I, c’est quoi ça? La science est claire. Lorsqu’une personne vivant avec le VIH est traitée de façon efficace et possède une charge virale indétectable, il n’existe aucun risque de transmission sexuelle du VIH. Les temps ont changé, et c’est une excellente nouvelle!

L’Alliance pour la santé sexuelle des hommes gais jette un coup d’œil kitsch et mignon sur la façon dont les avancées dans les traitements du VIH changent notre pratique du sexe qui nous allume.

Cette vidéo véhicule le message d’I=I, ou indétectable = intransmissible. Le message d’I=I, développé par Prevention Access Campaign, offre la chance aux hommes gais et bisexuels d’accueillir une nouvelle ère de l’épidémie du VIH.

I=I permet à la communauté gaie de réfléchir et de célébrer les avancées dans la prévention, le traitement et les soins qui peuvent aider à mettre fin à l’épidémie de VIH. La clé pour mettre fin à l’épidémie de VIH est de mettre fin à la stigmatisation entourant le virus. Une façon importante d’aborder cette stigmatisation est d’être informé au sujet des réalités actuelles concernant le VIH et la science reliée au VIH.

Et la science est claire. Lorsqu’une personne vivant avec le VIH est traitée de façon efficace et possède une charge virale indétectable, il n’existe aucun risque de transmission sexuelle du VIH.

Pour plus d’informations, consultez le sites:

https://sexequitallume.ca/charge-vira…

https://www.preventionaccess.org/reso…

https://www.catie.ca/fr/pdm/printemps…

Produit par Charlie David et Nico Stagias pour Border2Border Entertainment. https://Border2Border.ca

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U=U You've seen it, but what does it mean?

U=U. Maybe you’ve seen this posted on someone’s dating profile but weren’t sure what it meant. Well you’ve landed in the right spot because we’re excited to share what U=U means and hope you’ll share the good news with your friends! When someone says or writes U=U it means undetectable=untransmittable. Cool, now let’s break that down further with the science.

The science is clear. When a person living with HIV is effectively on treatment and has an undetectable viral load, there is zero risk of HIV being transmitted through sex. Times have changed. And this is great news! The Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance presents a cute and campy glimpse into how advances in treatments for HIV are changing how we have the sex we want.

This video portrays the message of U=U, or undetectable equals untransmittable, and how it is transforming the relationship gay and bisexual men have to HIV, and to each other. The message of U=U, developed by the Prevention Access Campaign, gives an opportunity for gay and bisexual men to embrace a new era in the HIV epidemic.

U=U provides the gay community with the opportunity to reflect upon, and celebrate the successes in, the fight to end HIV, and to focus on the tools we have available to end this epidemic. Key to ending the epidemic is ending HIV stigma. An important way to address stigma is to be informed about the current realities of HIV and HIV related science.

And the science is clear, when a person living with HIV is effectively on treatment and has an undetectable viral load, there is zero risk of HIV being transmitted through sex.

Actor Addie Batson enjoys his bubble bath while talking on the phone. https://youtu.be/-1EQH5t9t-U

For more information on U=U, check out

https://thesexyouwant.ca/undetectable…

https://www.preventionaccess.org/reso…

https://www.catie.ca/en/pif/spring-20…

See how the U=U Bathtub video was created with interviews from cast and crew.

This video series for Gay Men’s Sexual Health was written, directed and produced by Charlie David and Nico Stagias of Border2Border Entertainment. https://Border2Border.ca

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Transgender – Protecting Human Rights

A woman plays pool.

Transgender or gender non-conforming people are one of the most at-risk and disadvantaged groups in society.  Alarmingly, most Transgender people have experienced discrimination, harassment and even violence because their gender identity or gender expression is different from their birth-assigned sex.

Danica Rain, woman, mother, yoga enthusiast, transgender rights advocate.
Danica Rain – woman, mother, yoga enthusiast and Transgender rights advocate. 

Danica Rain is by far the emotional heart of our documentary Balls.  She was so courageous to share her life journey with us; everything from the separation from her wife and daughter, to living homeless, to being drug addicted and to all the mental and physical abuse she has had to endure while transitioning gender.  

Woman with daughter in park sit on a yoga mat.
Danica sits with her daughter in a park. 

There was many a time during our interview with her that the “fourth wall” of the “subjective” camera was broken.  We cried with Danica as she revealed and relived her most violent and heart wrenching memories. Though Danica has suffered a lot of pain and heartache, her story ends on a very positive note.  Like a fairytale princess, she is in a committed relationship with a devoted man that has swept her off her feet.  Not only has she reconnected with her daughter but she has also fully transitioned.    


At the time of filming, Danica was researching and preparing to have her confirmation surgery realized.  Though we were not able to document it, that dream finally came true late last year in Bangkok, Thailand.  


Danica is warm and beautiful person who not only transitioned her gender but also evolved her sexuality.  Once a heterosexual man, she is now a straight identified woman.  The transgender experience, in all its fluidity, continues to show us that love, life, sex and sexuality are not rigid and inflexible truths.  There is hope for humanity yet.  Thank you Danica.

A nurse performs a testicular test on a man on the street. 


As much as the Balls documentary was a testicular “tell-all”, everything from testicular cancer to testicular art and everything in between, this doc was also an exploration of masculinity and it’s ever-changing face.  The new masculinity for this new millennium is a softer beast that has a vulnerable side and is not afraid to show it.  Whether you have two, one or no testicles at all, “having balls is just being sure about yourself and also being kind and generous to the people in your path and the people in your life”. (Carey Gray)

Explore more stories of Gender Confirmation with Farra N. Hyte and Angel from our series Drag Heals.  

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