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‘Pause’ to check out this steamy trailer from AID Atlanta’s Evolution Project

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Talk about sexy. In less than 20 seconds the folks at AID Atlanta's Evolution Project and Eight Peace Productions have spliced together several steamy scenes between two men that will definitely leave you wanting to know more.

The trailer is for a short film titled "Pause" to premiere on YouTube on March 13 at 6 p.m. It "tells four intertwining tales of connection, sex and decisions."

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[Video] Just a few days left to make Atlanta gay artist’s ‘Monster’ larger

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Richard Marshall wants everyone to know how to protect their "one-eyed monster" and believes if he can raise $1,750 he can create animated shorts (way different than boxer shorts) that deliver safer sex messages in an informative and fun way.

With two animated shorts under his belt, Marshall still has more than $1,000 to raise in the next few days to fund his Indiegogo project to bring his local favorite "Protect Your Monster" cartoon to the YouTube screen.

"Protect Your Monster" is cartoon starring a furry green one-eyed creature who likes to give advice about playing safe. Marshall also draws a furry, purple character that represents, well, you know.

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AID Atlanta group discusses STDs beyond just HIV

AID Atlanta's Gay Men's Outreach Program hosts a discussion tonight focusing on the overall dangers of sexually transmitted diseases in the gay and bisexual communities. The discussion, "More Than You Know," will focus on STDs and their dangers outside of the HIV/AIDS issue.

Christopher Washington, from AID Atlanta's Men's STD Clinic, will join host Steven Igarashi.

The group will meet at AID Atlanta's offices off Peachtree Street from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. As always, the meeting is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

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CDC reports syphilis on the rise in gay community

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual report of sexually transmitted diseases compiling information on gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis from 2009.

According to the CDC, since 2000, the largest increase in syphilis cases have been among men who have sex with men. The CDC reports that MSM constitute for nearly two-thirds (62%) of all syphilis cases. In 2000, that number was just four percent. Syphilis is listed as a "major health problem" in the south and urban areas.

The CDC says it is working with local health partners to implement its Syphilis Elimination Plan using targeted information to reach those at greatest risk. The CDC urges sexually active MSM to get tested yearly for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and HIV.