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Publication : Undectable? Looking for urban traces of HIV

Cet article intitulé « Undetectable? Looking for urban traces of HIV/AIDS in Montréal’s gay Village » est issu d’une présentation lors de la conférence « Ce que guérir veut dire », organisée en 2015 par l’AMADES (Anthropologie médicale associée au développement et à la santé). Il est disponible en libre-accès sur le site de l’excellente revue Medicine Anthropology Theory. […]

décembre 13 / 2016

Canada’s Global Fund role a reminder of HIV and AIDS issues at home

This September 16 and 17, Montréal will play host to the 5th conference on resource replenishment for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. While much of the discussion will be focused on developing countries (the Global South), we believe it is important to take stock of Canadian realities. This Op-Ed was originally […]

septembre 16 / 2016

AIDS & Biocapitalisation. The ambiguities of a « world without aids »

The promise of « a world without AIDS » cannot be built on a world without memory. It appears more and more important to identify and denounce the capitalist logic behind the consensus slogan of an « AIDS-free generation » and remember that a common world, through treatment and social justice, remains to be thought and materialized. « AIDS & […]

HIV risk and sense of community

My new article « HIV risk and sense of community: French gay male discourses on barebacking », published by Culture Health and Sexuality, is now available online! You can also download a copy here. Debates surrounding barebacking were marked by violent controversy over its use and its definition among HIV prevention actors. There remains a general lack […]

août 19 / 2015

Researcher detects traces of HIV in the city

After my article on « urban traces » of HIV in Montreal’s Gay Village, William Raillant-Clark — Press Attaché from Université de Montréal — offered me to present my work for the website of UdeM. And he offered me to translate my thoughts in English. Thank you William! French version available here.

Sexualities: special issue on Barebacking

Sexualities, a well-known scientific journal, published a special issue on barebaking in different contexts: France, UK and USA. I co-authored with Daniela Rojas-Castro an article entitled « Barebacking in France: From controversy to community ownership? An account of the ‘Zone NoKpot’ workshops conductedby AIDES in 2009″. Article is available here!

Book review: Daniel Defert’s Une vie politique

This book review was published on Somatosphere as a part of Foreign correspondents series. Many thanks to Michael Hawrysh for helping me to translate and write it in English! A Political Life is a significant book not only because it offers insight into one of the key players in the development of AIDES, but also […]

Prep and HIV/AIDS “combination prevention”: necessary debates in France

The French version of this text is available here. François Berdougo, Bruno Brive and Gabriel Girard (August, 1st, 2013) Is AIDS prevention among gay men a battlefield? At first glance, probably less so today than a few years ago. Since the late 1990s, violent conflicts have consistently opposed activists and participants in the fight against […]

Gay rights struggle mutates

Here is an article co-authored with my colleague Daniela Rojas-Castro, and published in the english edition of Le Monde Diplomatique. The article is entitled « Gay rights struggle mutates », and can be downloaded here.

France. The vote on gay marriage.

This article has been published in International Viewpoint. On Tuesday 12 February, a little before 5pm, the French National Assembly voted by a large majority for the so-called “marriage for all” law, which gives same sex couples the right to civil marriage and to adopt children. Although this is a first reading, with the law […]