Foundation for Sex Positive Culture presents: Beyond Barriers
Blood Play and Your HIV Status

Fri, May 6, 2016 at 7pm

  • 18+
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It's 2016! Think you know all the options available for maintaining your HIV status? Join HIV and sexual health educator Brandyn Gallagher for inclusive workshop on HIV status management options for kinksters across various forms of play and sexual expression. We'll discuss how medications and other strategies can be used to prevent HIV transmission regardless of your status and how to conduct a personal risk assessment based on the latest medical evidence, followed by open Q&A and group discussion. Participants will enhance their own framework for making personal risk assessment decisions and also learn ways to engage respectfully with prospective partners, friends, and community members in discussions about serophobia (fear of HIV) and its impact on personal health decisions.

Cost at the door: $20.
($5 off voucher for the Asylum party for workshop attendees.)
Questions? Email education@thefspc.org

About the Educator:

Brandyn Gallagher is the Executive Director of Outshine NW [http://www.outshinenw.org/], a trans-led healthcare advocacy organization that works with HIV researchers, medical providers, and other healthcare professionals to enhance gender-affirming practices. His work addressing the limitations of sexual health resources for marginalized populations has resulted in significant improvements to HIV prevention research methods and study design internationally. Brandyn is a leader of the PrEP Facts: Rethinking HIV Prevention and Sex[http://www.facebook.com/groups/PrEPFacts], an evidence-based Facebook discussion group which has been recognized by the World Health Organization and various state Departments of Health. Brandyn enjoys having heart-to-heart conversations with researchers about the importance of trans-inclusion in HIV prevention science, writing articles for HIV advocacy organizations such as San Francisco AIDS Foundation and The Body, and speaking candidly with diverse audiences on topics of sexual health and empowerment. (Photo by Nate Gowdy)


Center for Sex Positive Culture Annex

1608 15th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

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