The Queensland Institute of Medical Research claims to have discovered how a HIV protein can be changed in order to protect the body from infection and counteract further spreading of the virus. Professor David Harrich says that 'even though we cannot cure HIV with this, by changing the found protein, the human cells will be protected from AIDS.'
The HIV-Monitor Foundation (SHM) records in her Monitoring Report 2012 that the annual number of new HIV-cases stays high. Over 2011 there were 1076 newly registered infections. This number is stable and at the same level as over 2009 and 2010. The number of new infections over these years averaged on 1100 per year. Amongst men that have sex with other men (MSM) there were 714 new infections in 2011, which is also like the previous years. MSM is still the group that runs most of the risk to get HIV in The Netherlands.
HIV Monitor: yearly increase of new HIV infections halted
In the report over 2011 Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM) signals that the yearly increase of new HIV infections amongst men that have sex with men (MSM) has halted in the period 2009 and 2010. Since 1998 the number of new cases amongst MSM increased annually till over 850 in 2008.
It looks like the health insurance coverage of the gay therapy of Tot Heil des Volks/Different will be scrapped. That’s because a number of health insurance companies have decided to stop covering treatments via EuroPsyche.
Parliament passed a motion that gay men should be allowed to donate blood again. COC Netherlands, which has lobbied for an end to the ban on blood donations from gay men for years, called it a break-through. Blood Bank Sanquin released a statement saying it wasn’t intent on adapting the guidelines, just yet.
Blood Bank Sanquin maintains that men who have sex with other men should not be allowed to donate blood.
It has now become clear that the old and outmoded advice to stay out of the sun and continuously apply sun lotion has led to millions of deaths. Living in the shadow goes hand in hand with cancer, heart problems, obesity, viral infections, and depression. But also for those who are young, and have no interest in the problems the future might bring, vitamin D has everything to offer: Strength, Potency, and a Six-pack.
Minister Schippers denies repression of homosexuality by Different
Much to the surprise of the COC and LKP Minister Schippers of Public Health denies that the Different-therapy, in which gays are taught to repress their sinful nature, aims at ‘curing’. This was in her answer to questions of members of parliament and she based it on the findings of the Inspectie voor de Gezondheidszorg (IGZ) (Healthcare Inspection Authority).
The state institute for public health and the environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid & Milieu) publicized in newspaper Metro that the Dutch STD clinics will select their clients more carefully this year. People that don’t belong to higher-risk groups will be referred to their GP. This stricter selection is meant to make the STD specific care more efficient as well as cut costs.
There are 26 STD clinics where clients are tested freely and anonymously. They are suffering from their own success: more and more people use them.
Gay men, as well as bisexual men, get tested on HIV more often than before. Younger men test more often than older men, so infections are detected in earlier stages. The number of newly registered HIV diagnoses in this group is no longer going up. These are the main results of the Schorer Monitor 2011, an annual research of health, welfare and sexuality amongst gay and bisexual men in The Netherlands, and the last report of the HIV Monitor Foundation (SHM).
A healthy smoker who wants to quit, will hardly ever succeed. But by choosing a better variety of tobacco, it still is possible to enjoy smoking and nearly exclude all health risks. Half of the Swedish men choose Snus, an unprocessed raw tobacco, while only twelve percent still smokes modern cigarettes. At the moment, Swedish men will become the oldest in Europe.
Hippocrates (460-350 BC), the father of Western medicine, already said: “Let our food be our medicine.” Hippocrates didn’t think illness was brought on by angry gods or simple bad luck. He thought ailments were natural and mainly caused by a wrong diet and a lack of exercise. Hippocrates gained eternal fame by clearing Athens from the plague at 430 BC. He himself remained healthy till the end and died when he was ninety years old.
“Blue Zones” are the sunny regions on earth where most vital hundred-year olds live. The chances that you’ll live in health for longer than a century are twenty times higher in these regions than in the USA. What vital people over a hundred share: they live active outdoor lives in fields or gardens so they’re drenched in sun vitamin D. High vitamin D levels boost the immune system as well as the bones and muscles. The elderly look up to forty years younger and retain their muscle tone and teeth until the end.
Risky behavior should be the criteria for blood donation
The COC calls upon the government and Sequin Bloedvoorziening (blood services) to adapt the criteria on blood donations. Sanquin, providing blood services in Holland, is not happy with a D66 (liberal democrats) proposal to no longer exclude gays from donating blood purely on the basis of their sexual preferences.
Number of reports of Gonorrhea and Syphilis keep going up in Flanders
In spite of prevention campaigns sexually transmitted disease figures keep going up amongst the gay community of Flanders. This is primarily the case for Gonorrhea and Syphilis. The worrying trend can be derived from figures the Flemish minister of Public Health, Jo Vandeurzen, and the Flemish Agency for Care and Health made public.
Reaching old age with HIV requires extra energy of researchers, care providers a
Ten-point plan of action of the HIV-Association Netherlands for 2011 – 2014
People with HIV live long; a positive result of the effective combination therapy. There are many 40+, 50+ and elderly people living with HIV. This group will grow quickly over the next few years. A longer life comes with a few consequences. People with HIV are more susceptible to several chronic ailments, as a result of long-term HIV-infection and HIV-medication, on top of the normal effects of aging. So people with HIV more often develop comorbidity (the combination of multiple chronic diseases) at a relative young age.
Hiv Vereniging: 10 years of support, information and advice
On the first of November 2000 the Hiv Vereniging (HIV-Society) started its Servicepunt (Service Point). Accessible for questions and conversations the Service Point supports people living with HIV / AIDS. Just someone to talk to, someone who's informed and HIV-positive as well, someone who has concrete advice and directions to offer. This is also available through email and the Service Point workers are also active at www.hivnet.org.
A GP clinic in Amsterdam Osdorp offers faith-healing, reports Het Parool. People with Alzheimer, Parkinson, Cancer or Aids can go there for a 'healing' session. The christian practice is run by Jan Boogaard and Cornelie Scheeres. A Parool journalist discovered the faith healers via the site Healingrooms Amsterdam.
Sophie Schers: ‘It’s Nice The Gender Registration Is Going To Be Taken Out Of Le
Every three days somebody somewhere is being killed for being transsexual. These murders generally take place in Latin America, the United States, or in Turkey. In many countries these victims are commemorated. In The Netherlands we do this during the annual Transsexual Memorial Day, we’ve had five so-far: four of them took place in Amsterdam and one in Utrecht. Embrace Pink also holds a memorial day in Tilburg.
A lack of attention for 'harm reduction' measures - clean needles for drug addicts for example - is causing hiv and tuberculosis epidemics in Eastern Europe and Russia, says Gerry Stimson, director of the IHRA and Professor emeritus at the Imperial College in London. At the moment barely 2 eurocents per drug user is invested in harm reduction, measures aimed at tackling the negative effects of drug using for the users themselves, as well as their environment and the society.
Hiv, the virus that causes aids, uses an immune response of the first cells it encounters in the body to multiply itself.
This immune response, which usually prevents infection in a person, helps hiv to spread out. Researchers of the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam published their discovery in the scientific magazine Nature Immunology today. The team, under management of professor Teuynis Geijtenbeek, labels the discovery as unexpected. It was a known fact that the aids virus first encounters so-called dendrite cells.
In France at the end of February, there was much to do about the presentation of a plan for a provocative campaign to prevent smoking by youngsters. Even though the posters in question were not out on the street yet and hadn’t appeared in any magazine or newspaper, French Minister of Family Affaires, Nadine Morano, was already considering a possible campaign ban. “There are other ways to warn youngsters about cigarette addiction,” the minister declared.
It was thought that the circumcision of men could possibly reduce the number of HIV infections. A new study, however, shows that the effect of circumcision of homosexual men is almost non-existent.
Earlier studies in Africa
Studies that were carried out in Africa supposedly have proven that circumcised men have 60% less chance of catching the HIV virus compared to non-circumcised men. They presumed that the foreskin would be extremely sensitive to the virus.
Bareback Sex And An Increased Chance On Infirmities Of Old Age
In “L’Homo,” a one-off Dutch gay magazine that appeared in spring of 2009, 43-year old, HIV-positive Anthony admits: “I like sex without a condom better, especially when I’m being fucked. I’m not specifically looking for bare sex, but when it happens I do like it better. With a condom it starts to irritate after ten minutes, without I can keep going for hours.”
Parliament ought to prevent the cuts on aids policies
The Ministry for Third World Aid is planning to cut aids budgets to accomplish half of their projected cuts. Dutch aids organizations think this is completely irresponsible and incomprehensible. Preceding the debate in parliament they’ve sent a public letter calling to halt this move. The cuts will mean over 100.000 people will not get the necessary medication in order to stay alive. Government is also not planning to invest in vaccine research.
Circumcision is no protection against hiv with anal sex
Circumcision might protect heterosexual men in Africa from contracting hiv, for gay men unfortunately, it offers no protection. This is the conclusion of a research in the US on the effects of circumcision of gay men, which was presented at the annual hiv convention in Atlanta. Dr. Peter Klimarx of the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) said that ‘circumcision has no effect in preventing hiv to spread through anal sex.’
Gay men, lesbian women, bisexuals and transgender people are not very positive about the future and fear they’re going to be confronted with discrimination more often.
This was the result of a research by anti-discrimination bureau RADAR.
The Amsterdam alderman Freek Ossel cannot understand why minister Ab Klink (Public Health) keeps refusing to intervene with the religious groups that claim to ‘heal’ hiv-infections as well as homosexuality altogether. “Public Health is put in danger by these healings,” Ossel says referring to an article in Het Parool. This article is about a visit to a migrant church in Diemen during which the reporter was cured from his faked hiv-infection.
Montagnier hopes to have therapeutic vaccination for aids within five years
In 2008 French professor Luc Montagnier received the Nobel Prize for medical science, together with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi for the discovery of the hiv-virus in 1983. He attended a conference on the future of biomedical research in the 21st century. We asked him a few questions.
Fewer and fewer youngsters are interested in exact sciences. What can we do to make it more attractive again?
The hair on the head of HIV patients can show how much medication has been used and how effective this was. Researchers from the university of California published this in the Aids magazine last month. The new detection technique makes it much easier to determine the right dose of medication
The hiv virus causes aids and there is nothing yet that can cure it but there is medication that slows the reproduction and spread of the virus down. Treatment usually consists of a combination of different drugs so that people sometimes have to take several pills per day.
Increase Of Unprotected Sex With Young Gay And Bisexual Men
Presentation Of Research Results Schorer Monitor 2008
More young gay and bisexual men have unprotected anal sex in comparison with last year. Drugs, darkrooms and internet dating are important factors in this development amongst men having sex with men. These are the main conclusions of the Schorer Monitor 2008, an annual online survey by Schorer and the University of Maastricht. 5.700 men took part this year, up from 3.700 last year.
Pinkstergemeenten 'genezen' homo's en seropositieven
COC Nederland heeft met ontzetting kennis genomen van de stellige uitspraken van voorgangers van Pinkstergemeenten in Trouw dat homoseksualiteit en hiv door gebedsbijeenkomsten te 'genezen' zijn. 'Homoseksualiteit is geen ziekte en hiv moet je aan een echte dokter overlaten', zegt Wouter Neerings, voorzitter van COC Nederland. 'Yvette Lont beweert zelfs ronduit dat hiv-genezingen voorkomen tijdens healingconferenties die zij organiseert, Yvette Lont is voorganger van een pinkstergemeente, "Tijdens healingconferenties bidden we voor lichamelijk zieken" en " Hiv is door God te genezen, net als homoseksualiteit, " aldus Lont - ik daag haar uit met de bewijzen daarvoor te komen', zegt Wouter Neerings.
Pentacostalists ‘cure’ gays and hiv-positive people
COC Holland was shocked to hear members of the Pentacostalists claim in newspaper Trouw that they were ‘curing’ homosexuality as well as hiv infections through prayer. ‘Homosexuality is not an ailment and you should treat hiv with a real doctor,” COC chairman Wouter Neerings says. Yvette Lont claims without hesitation that there have been cases of recovery and dissappearance of the vrirus at her ‘healing conferences’. “During our conferences we pray for our physical ailments to be healed, hiv can be cured by God, just like homosexuality,” says Lont. “I challenge her to prove that,” says Wouter Neerings.
According to Chen Zhiwei, director of the Aids Institute Hong Kong, there are more and more hiv infected Chinese find that their type of virus is already resistent to the available drugs. There are currently seven different types of cocktails available in China while there are over twenty existing ones worldwide.
Researchers are trying to find out whether the resistent viruses are indeed spreading and how fast. If this is the case These patients can no longer get effective treatment in China.
French Investigation Service Collects Data About HIV Status
The start-up of a new database ‘EDVIGE’ has caused uproar in France. This new database will be used by the French secret service and the police force when they have to collect intelligence about an individual person, a group or organization they think could pose a threat to security. EDVIGE was created on the 27th of June 2008 by a fusion between two French intelligence systems: RG and DST.
Gay saunas in the Norwegian capital of Oslo will have to close. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has ordered this the Norwegian Press reported. Estimations say that about 20 Norwegian men are infected in the sauna every year. The authorities claim the saunas allow unsafe sex practices. The proposal is criticized by the Sanitary Commission for Improved Health for HIV and Aids patients. They think closing saunas will not help because the gays will simply go elsewhere for sex. They appeal for better information and education.
Safe Sex Is Important, But You Have To Pay For Condoms...
Gay men are more likely to use condoms if they are distributed for free, than if they have to bring them along themselves. This is one of the conclusions of a research of sex locations in Amsterdam and Rotterdam by GGD Amsterdam at the request of Schorer. Of all the respondents that said not to use condoms if they had to take care of it themselves, one out of five claimed they would use them if they were freely available. Sex On Premises businesses in Amsterdam offer free condoms on site.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the hiv /aids and children’s program of the United Nations (UNAIDS / UNICEF) have published a new report on aids that shows that there are 33 million infected people worldwide. Two-thirds of the patients live in sub-Sahara Africa.
Last year a million people in relatively poor countries with combination therapies (the treatment that suppresses the virus’ activity. The number of treatments increased with 42 % compared to 2006. The largest increase took place in sub-Sahara Africa.
In light of over 20 years of failed AIDS vaccine research on which billions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money have been spent, we believe it is simply unconscionable for the U.S. government to continue such wasteful funding while millions worldwide die for want of access to the AIDS research breakthrough that occurred more than 10 years ago -- life-saving antiretroviral treatment. There are not just two or three AIDS vaccine candidates that have failed. Every AIDS vaccine candidate to date has failed. Leading scientists, including Nobel Prize winner Dr. David Baltimore, have even gone so far as noting that we are no closer to the discovery of an AIDS vaccine today than we were 20 years ago.
Netherlands wants US to drop their travel ban because of hiv
The Netherlands are lobbying so that Europeans with hiv or aids can travel to the United States. In 1986 the Americans started to ban these people as a threat to public health. D66 (Democrats) wants to address this so Alexander Pechtold asked questions in parliament. The answer he got showed the support from Minister Verhagen (Foreign Affairs). The MP thinks the time is right to raise the issue as Europe and the United States are negotiating a new visa-policy.
Queen was against Diana’s support for aids patients
The British Queen Elizabeth is said to have been against Diana’s support for aids patients.
“Can’t you pick something happier?” she would have said to her daughter in law at the time. Former bodyguard to the princess Ken Wharfe said this in a statement in London High Court during the investigation of Diana’s death. Princess Di, who died in the summer of 1997 in a car crash in Paris, moved the world when she hugged and embraced aids patients in front of the cameras. At the time many people still thought the virus could be picked up just by touching someone.
Most of us will have some experience with this issue. This particular substance has been common in the gay scene from the sixties. Straights are now also discovering the pleasures of these chemicals. But what do we really know about poppers? What are the pros and cons? Is it dangerous? Are there differences between the various brands? What are the dos and don’ts? Let’s take a look at it so we know what we consume.
Do you have a diclit? Did you know that fags have pussies too? Are you in a reverse or a cross couple? Have you met your mixed gender neighbor? Ever have a genderfuck porn star fantasy? How about tasting a mangina today? These are just some of the creative terms and likely situations put forward by mounting numbers of English-language cultural products that advocate for the social recognition of a specifically trans-sexuality. This movement is about claiming the erotic rights, or the right to be erotic, of transfolk.
Dildos And Butt Plugs Contain Harmful Softening Chemicals
Early September Greenpeace Holland released the results of a research conducted by TNO on sex toys such as dildos and butt plugs. These showed very high concentrations of harmful softening chemicals. These chemicals are the same as were found in children’s toys and which have been banned by the European Union in 2005. The research organization TNO examined eight different sex toys and in seven of them they found the chemicals in concentrations varying from 24 to 51 percent. These chemicals are hard to break down in the eco-system and even small amounts can be harmful.
Reiki can help you get rid of various complaints and restore your balance. But you can also have a reiki treatment just to relax.
Wolter ter Haar (34) started giving reiki treatments a year ago: “You can have a reiki treatment to get rid of a sports injury, but also for relaxation. You can compare a reiki treatment with physiotherapy, but it can go further than just that. I have treated people for RSI, migraines, insomnia and back or shoulder related aches and pains. During an hour’s treatment you lie down on a massage table and need to wear comfortable clothes.
Early April the State Health Institute (RIVM) presented the preliminary STD figures over 2005. The findings show chlamydia and HIV infections on an alarming rise. Which in turn points to an increase of unsafe sex practices. Soa Aids Nederland aims, partly in response to these reports, to increase the number of STD tests with 25% by 2009. The center also calls for more effective campaigns aimed at youngsters, gay men and people of immigrant descent.
The increase of STDs and HIV is very alarming. Soa Aids Nederland thinks a combination of actions is needed.
A question we’ve probably all asked ourselves at one point: What exactly is an erection? With an erection we mean the process of blood filling up the pockets in the penis so that it becomes stiff and it becomes possible to have intercourse. This is achieved by closing off the vein that transports blood out of the penis. The word erection literally means straightening or pointing upwards. When a man can’t get an erection, or not a full one, so the penis doesn’t become stiff enough to penetrate successfully, we call that impotence.
Amsterdam has a new gay volleyball association: Smash. The association aims at all levels and has mainly young male members, amongst which a couple of students. With fifteen players Smash is still relatively small but if you count all 32 members, it already is the second largest gay volleyball association of Amsterdam. And of course they aspire to become the largest and nicest of the capital!
Gay Consumers’ Association Presents Survey Of Amsterdam’s Sex Sports
The Amsterdam bar The Web hadn’t been that full for ages. Reason: the presentation of the Gay Consumers’ Association (HomoConsumentenbond or HoCoBo in Dutch) and their survey of “sex spots” in Amsterdam. All the (straight) press had gathered at the bar that they otherwise would steer clear from, cause it has a darkroom. Maybe that’s why they had mostly sent women reporters.
A team of Japanese researchers say they have developed a potent new drug that blocks HIV from entering human cells and causes almost no side effects.
The drug, named AK602, was unveiled at the international conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific in Kobe early July. The scientists say that the drug’s main feature is that it shuts out the AIDS virus at the point when it tries to intrude into a human cell. Current AIDS medicines sometimes lose their effectiveness in a few days because the virus changes and develops a resistance to those drugs.
The enema, also called clyster, belongs to the grossly underrated anal pleasures. Unjustified. Through the ages all over the world men have taken enemas, alone or together.
Good old Mark Twain said it in the nineteenth century already: “If you really want to be moved, don’t read a book, take an enema.” Twain would have agreed with me that if you can’t enjoy taking an enema, reading about it is second best. Unfortunately, in his time (1835-1910) he didn’t have access to a book that will give the modern reader many hours of pleasure and that has his quote as a motto: David Barton-Jay’s “The Enema As An Erotic Art And Its History,” a beautifully produced and richly illustrated work.
Well, finally, after a crazy and cold winter (some people might say it was a normal winter, but I'm Brazilian and I'm not a winter guy) the summer of 2005 is coming soon. Are you ready? From Bloemendaal to Ibiza, from Rio to Thailand, are you sure you can take off your shirt?
What is IN and what is OUT and what is new in the fitness world? Let's go try to fix the "ravages of the last war".
Recently we received the article below. The author of which understandably wants to remain anonymous. We did not travel to his home place to check out whether all his experiences are true but it is known that gays are using all kinds of items to achieve anal relieve and that sometimes things go wrong. This story can be seen as a warning against rash erotic experiments. (Eds.)
Three years ago I bought my first sex toy, a vacuum pump. I wasn’t really looking for a bigger dick but I was curious what it would do. I could pump my dick till it was really stiff and after I took the pump off I had a nice erection.
There are large differences between HIV positive people. They all have their individual HIV history that defines their future perspective and their emotional state. In general their life expectancy is rather good, but not for everyone. Their future also depends largely on future developments. And unfortunately those are unknown.
Discussions within the Hiv Vereniging Nederland focused last year on the issue whether an HIV infection is a chronic disease or not. Half of the discussion group thought it was while the other half completely disagreed.
A New Yorker in his forties was found infected with an HIV strand immune to three out of four therapies that are known. This means that the virus does not respond to eighteen to nineteen of the twenty available HIV blockers. On top of that his resistance had plummeted two to twenty months after the infection to the level that is classified in the U.S. as full-blown AIDS (which means that the number of CD4 cells has dropped below 200). The man was said to be very sexually active and a regular user of the drug Crystal Meth.
Last year we published in our April issue a report about the rise of a new sexually transmitted disease in the European gay party scene, Lymphogranuloma venereum (LVG). Since the world is becoming smaller everyday and tourists are a cherished sex object, especially in the gay scene, it didn’t come as a surprise when the Center for Disease Control issued a warning last October that the bacteria might also show up in the United States.
For a very long time gay men presented themselves by emphasizing their female characteristics or by taking up female gestures. This changed completely in the seventies when former queens started to adopt the image of “real men” by embracing crewcuts, Levi 501s, lumberjack shirts, heavy boots, and a little later by getting piercings and tattoos. Because a muscled body was a prerequisite for a successful performance on the dance-floor, the visit to the gym became a (daily) routine for many queers.
Secretary of State, Ms Ross is trying very hard to get the Dutch to exercise more, but she hasn’t succeeded entirely yet. Also our queer circle could use some extra exercise. For the sports minded amongst us there are plenty of options: from soccer, tennis and karate to body pump in the gym.
There’s also another way to train lots of muscle groups at once: basketball. The Amsterdam Tigers - boys and girls - work themselves into a sweat around a ball and net weekly.
We paid a visit to Elwin Mulder who’s been a member of the Tigers for three years now.
It wasn’t fifteen years ago that in Rome you had the choice of three clubs and two parks to satisfy your needs. Nowadays the Italians acknowledge the existence of gays more and more openly. The biggest sauna of the capital has a transparent entrance. With the owner we talk about the classical bathing culture and the ongoing emancipation.
As important as training is, it is only a small piece of the overall pie that delivers success and progression in Bodybuilding. A much larger percentage of that pie is nutrition. Nutrition is by far the most important factor and is almost always responsible for both success and failure in bodybuilding, and for that matter any and all fitness programs. In the following article, I'll lay out a basic nutrition program. With this program, you'll be able to figure out your daily protein, carbohydrate, fat and calorie needs.
Sport - Lawrence Grecco’s Photographs of Turkish Wrestlers
“Kispet” is the word for the leather knickerbockers which are worn by the wrestlers during the traditional Turkish oil-wrestling matches. Photographer Lawrence Grecco traveled to the city of Edmire in Northwest Turkey and shot pictures of the wrestle event Kirkpinar. Apollon Press from New York published these pictures in a sumptuous coffee table book, “Turkish Wrestling.” At every page the reader finds a kispet, above which curves, hairy or not, a shining belly.
Test your sex drive: an online inquiry into the sexual desires of men
With the emergence of the HIV epidemic a lot of research into sexual behaviour of homosexual men was restricted to risk behaviour. Therefore other aspects, like sexual desires, were strongly ignored. To make a change the Institute for Psycho Social Research (i-spr) has started a new online study. This inquiry, executed by the University of Utrecht and the Health Department of the city of Amsterdam, is intended for men who have sex with other men.
Everybody knows steroids are a big part of society today; if you can't find Mr. Perfect Body, maybe you can find him in yourself. It's a real temptation: a perfect body; in a few months the arms, chest and legs of your dreams. Almost all professional body builders have taken anabolic steroids. Nowadays there are millions of athletes on steroids, and not just body builders; they are used in all sports. The majority of users are in their late teens. Steroids are being used to increase the sports performance, but in our society it's clear that it's primarily a question of esthetics. Whatever the reason, the mathematic of the steroids is: Big Muscles = Short Time + Steroids.
A full tuft of hair thanks to Propecia your whole life
Ever lasting youth you get from the pharmacy! The modern man can look back with laughter on the frustrating infirmity of old age from the last century: decreasing potency and a bald(ing) head! Both infirmities belong to the past thanks to new drugs. The blue pill (Viagra) will help if required almost every aging man to produce a rock hard erection. For the unlucky twenty percent who seem to be resistant to Viagra there is a chance of ninety-five percent that the new erection pill Levitra is effective, so no potency worries for the maturing man. And for a full tuft of hair you swallow Propecia.
Intensity in your training is very important. Intensity is the amount of difficulty you’re experiencing while doing an exercise. It has nothing to do with the weight you’re using, or at which percentage of your maximum you’re training.
HIT stands for High Intensity Training. The meaning of this training principle is quite simple.
Melatonin - Popular natural youth/sleep/cancer/youth hormone illegal in Holland.
WHAT IS MELATONIN
Melatonin is a hormone made by a part of your brain called the pineal gland. Melatonin is produced at night to help our body regulate our sleep-wake cycles. The older you get, the less amount of melatonin your body produces. In 1989 the benefits as an all-natural sleeping aid for humans was proven. In the early 90's clinical trials on mice proved an outlive fo their (mouse)life espectancies by a third, an increased sexdrive, curing cancer,etc. In 1995 Melatonin became a popular supplement, when Newsweek published an article about the antiaging hormon.
Barebacking is originally a term used by cowboys and means “Riding without a saddle.” With sex it means “Fucking without a condom.”
The big problem is that in practise barebacking is seen as making love unsafe, while in most of the cases it isn’t unsafe. You’ve got to realise that mankind will extinct when there would be no more barebacking. Like one of the interviewed persons said: ‘For straight people barebacking is almost standard procedure.”
No Rise of STD Cases - Concoms Delivered by Ambulance
According to the figures of the Amsterdam Health Department (GG&GD) we’re practicing more safe sex again. The number of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) doesn’t seem to rise. In 2003 there were 1999 new cases of Chlamydia found, 801 new cases of Gonorrhea and 238 new cases of Syphilis. For now, it looks like there seems to come an end to a period of many years with strongly rising STD cases, especially among men with homosexual contacts.
When you are talking about show muscles, the biceps seem to be on top of the list. The biceps are those muscles you’ll show easily when somebody else is asking you to show your muscles. For many outsiders big biceps are more impressive than big legs. No wonder a lot of people who fitness and a lot of bodybuilders love to train (and over-train) their biceps.
The sportswear you are going to use when running has to be functional. The clothing needs to satisfy the demands of the sport and the sportsman. To choose clothing which satisfies all demands, you first need to know what the demands are. The demands have to do with the type of body, the weather and the situation.
Eating fruit or drinking fruit juice seems to be healthy, though with grapefruit you have to be very careful. Grapefruit contains a substance which can react quite strong on your medicine or other devices, sometimes with lethal effects. Grapefruit is not only found in grapefruit juice, but also in other drinks and some diet pills. That’s why a lot of people don’t know they’re engulfing grapefruit!
Fitness - The preparation and the start of a work-out
Until now in the Gay News fitness series there was a beginner who wrote his first experiences down. That’s one side of the story. Let’s now have a look from the other side, the personal trainer with a lot of practice experience.
The first item I would like to pay attention to is "the costs", because there was nothing written about it in this column so far. Like for many things in life, also here you could say, you can make it as expensive or keep it as cheap as you would like to.
In our last issue we published an article about erection pills and we also tested the different remedies. During the production process of this issue we discovered the Gay Krant published a real erection special edition. Editor-in-chief Henk Krol apologises in this issue for the inaccurate coverage around a naughty priest he had published in an earlier issue. He had to rectify by order of the judge.
The famous blue pill versus the new competitor Cialis; an erection pill which last whole weekend!
Manufacturer Pfizer lost its monopoly for a guaranteed hard penis. The Pharmaceutics Industry developed new drugs; we already know Uprima and Cialis. Now manufacturer Lilly seems to have invented the most sensational drug: Cialis is an erection-device which works for a period of minimal twenty-four hours; that?s why it?s called the ?Weekend-Viagra?.
Amsterdam has stopped the distribution of free condoms in its gay saunas and darkrooms, after a two-year trial ended earlier this year. It is now one of the few Western cities without a free condom service in its gay venues.
The discontinued trial was funded by Stichting Safe Service, part of the COC, and was conducted in collaboration with the Schorerstichting.
Dangerous trendy diet pills for sale at the fitness centres
The firm ‘M Double You’ seems to be the Royal Warrant holder of supplements for the renowned fitness centres. Especially ‘Stack 2’ seems to be very popular; according to the brochure, it’s supposed to be the ‘Most popular Dutch Diet pill’ considering the stimulants it contains, the name ‘Most popular Dutch pill to get a heart attack’ is more appropriate. The Stacker will give you a power boost and helps you loosing weight.
The most important ingredient is five hundred milligrams of Ephedra a capsule.
An extreme high dose, swallowing this amount will surely help you (if you don’t die of heart attack) to loose weight…
For the third year in a row: Take Care – Living PositHiv
Most gays prefer to hide the fact they’re positive. Some aren’t even aware they’re infected. The action week Take Care – Living PositHiv from Tuesday November 25 till Monday December 1 (World Aids Day) is organized by four organizations to raise the awareness in the gay scene of the ever present danger of hiv and Aids.
You don’t get it from insect bites, toiletseats, travelling in overstuffed buses or trains and not from drinking from the same cup. More than twenty years have passed since the first rumours about that new, weird gay disease started spreading. What has happened since then, how are we coping and will "they" find a cure for HIV in the near future?
At the eve of the Amsterdam Gay Pride, the completely renovated Homomonument was put into use again. The ceremony was conducted by Anne Lize Van Der Stoel, president of the City Center Council, who, from 1981 till the unveiling of the memorial in September 5, 1987, was the president of the Homomonument Foundation. At the time of the unveiling Pieter Koenders’ book The Homomonument was published. It soon sold out and since then no other study on the subject has been available.
Many people for who January 1 seemed a good opportunity to quit smoking have started again by now. In the long run only some triers stick with it. Research shows quitting might be a lot easier when certain foods help limit kicking those habit symptons. Like stress. Expressing itself as irritation, (head)aches or sleeplessness. Stress is fought in the body by hormones produced by the adrenal glands. Well-functioning adrenal glands thus are of utmost importance.
Over the last years athletes relied on powdered creatine monohydrate as a safe supplement to prolong and intensify their training with some 15%. Creatine is a stamina boost, protects against acid build up in the muscles and helps build dry muscle tissue. Yet powdered creatine is broken down to the useless waste product creatinine, if not used right after manufacturing
The heading of this article might give you the idea we're going to discuss Amnesty International here. That ain't so. No dear, we're talking about the freedom here to step outdoors in your tightest tanktop without first having to remove all the unwanted hair on your back, shoulders or belly.
It is not uncommon for men to lose their potency as they get older. Many cultures saw this as a sign that one's life force was being depleted. . Thus, the Viagra generation. The problem with Viagra is that it takes a lot of planning, comes with mild to severe side effects and can be very dangerous when used with other substances (namely poppers). Is there an other way? Yes there is.