On Saturday 14 October, Harbour City Bears (HCB) and Positive Life NSW are hosting an event in Surry Hills about bear well-being and maintaining anal health. Bears and their admirers are invited to hear ‘The Healthy Bear’ Dr George Forgan-Smith speak on the well-being of bears, their partners and friends.
“Gay men are 5-20 times more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to develop anal cancer,” said George Forgan-Smith, “and HIV positive gay men have about 100 times the risk of anal cancer compared with the general population.”
“We need all the information we can to maintain our anal heath for good sex, stay on top of things emotionally and mentally and care for our well-being the best we can.”
HCB is Sydney’s only ‘bears’ community group: hairy gay men, their admirers, and friends. Bears flaunt their bellies and fur with pride and defiance in a gay environment which prizes smooth and toned as the most desirable physique.
Positive Life is a NSW-based agency promoting a positive image of people living with HIV (PLHIV), their partners, friends, and family.
On Saturday 14 October, bears and their admirers are invited to hear ‘The Healthy Bear’ Dr George Forgan-Smith speak on the well-being of bears, their partners and friends.
HIV features highly in the bear community whether living with the virus, supporting friends who are HIV positive or in casual or long term partnerships with HIV+ lovers and friends.