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  • New PrEP Campaign Addresses Slut-Shaming, Dating, and Serodiscordant Couples

    “When straight guys have a lot of sex, they’re called studs; but when gay guys do, they’re called sluts,” says gay adult performer JD Phoenix, in a new campaign from Public Health Solutions to educate people about PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis).

    06 November 2015 | Towelroad
  • Making gay business the frontline in the fight against HIV

    Stigma and discrimination can cause men who have sex with men to fear accessing health services. One way to reach those who either don’t want to or don’t feel able to use sexual health clinics is to go ahead and deliver services where those who need them are. In other words, creating opportunities for healthier “settings”, or more supportive environments for health. A bar, club, or sauna can be developed into a healthy place to reach particular target populations.

    02 November 2015 | The Conversation
  • How do smartphone apps impact STI/HIV prevention among men who have sex with men?

    Smartphone apps have significant reach and therefore offer great potential for public health outreach work specifically for health promotion.

    01 October 2015 | ECDC
  • Tinder demands removal of L.A. billboard that tells dating app users to get STD test

    Tinder has sent a cease and desist letter to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation after a billboard went up in Los Angeles last week that draws a link between dating apps and a growing rate of sexually transmitted diseases.

    30 September 2015 | Los Angeles Times
  • Young People Lead On HIV Response in Burundi

    Around the world many young people remain unaware of their HIV status, which is the second biggest cause of adolescent deaths. But in Burundi, young people are leading the way to address this issue.

    04 September 2015 |
  • AHF's 'Trust Him?' Billboards Aim to Address Infidelity and HIV

    A billboard campaign by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) depicts couples in bed asking, 'Trust Him?' or 'Trust Her?'

    18 June 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • Evidence-based policy movement "unhelpful and unscientific"

    Dr Flora Cornish, Associate Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology at the London School of Economics, on why the aspirations of the evidence-based policy movement for bottom line answers are unscientific and unhelpful when evaluating the efficacy of community mobilisation in tackling HIV.

    01 June 2015 | International HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • When Sex Ed Discusses Gender Inequality, Sex Gets Safer

    A new study shows a "striking" difference in effectiveness between programs that address gender and power, and those that don't.

    01 June 2015 | The Atlantic
  • Maligned Study on Gay Unions Is Shaking Trust

    In 2012, as same-sex marriage advocates were working to build support in California, Michael LaCour, a political science researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, asked a critical question: Can canvassers with a personal stake in an issue — in this case, gay men and women — actually sway voters’ opinions in a lasting way? Last week, their finding that gay canvassers were in fact powerfully persuasive with people who had voted against same-sex marriage — published in December in Science, one of the world’s leading scientific journals — collapsed amid accusations that Mr. LaCour had misrepresented his study methods and lacked the evidence to back up his findings.

    26 May 2015 | New York Times
  • Abstinence-only curriculum is not sex education, judge rules

    California’s sex-education law prohibits school districts from indoctrinating students on the need to remain celibate before marriage or teaching them that abstinence is the only safe way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, a judge has ruled.

    14 May 2015 | SFGate
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