HIV Prevention Campaigns Need A Huff

Poppers May Aid AIDS Transmission

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Just remember, kids: there’s more to life than poppers and blowjobs:

Reducing the use of poppers in serodiscordant sexual encounters should be an objective of gay men’s HIV prevention campaigns, according to UK investigators in an article published in the online edition of Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Researchers found that gay men who inhaled poppers during unprotected anal intercourse had a significantly increased risk of being infected with HIV.

The article goes on to suggest that poppers “may increase biological susceptibility to infection”. Transmission can also occur because poppers make you all loosey-goosey and can help with “rough” sex.