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  • A British Man Has Been Prevented From Becoming An Airline Pilot Because He Has HIV

    Britain's Civil Aviation Authority has blocked a man from Glasgow from pursuing his ambition of flying planes. "It's destroyed a boyhood dream," he told BuzzFeed News.

    11 December 2017 | BuzzFeed
  • The Most Anti-Gay Corporate Policy in America Today

    It’s time to end the anti-gay PrEP exclusion in America’s insurance industry. Some of the largest insurance companies in the nation exclude PrEP users who individually apply for life insurance, long-term care insurance or disability insurance.

    08 December 2017 | GLAD
  • Senior South Yorkshire Police officer cleared over HIV test comments

    The controversy centered on comments made by Zuleika Payne, chair of the South Yorkshire branch of the Police Federation, about South Yorkshire Police's decision to introduce controversial spit guards. She said some colleagues had to undergo HIV tests after being spat at by suspects who were in the process of being arrested.

    20 October 2017 | The Star
  • Gilead Continues To Block Ireland From Sourcing Generic Truvada

    Gilead Sciences, the company that supplies Ireland with the drug Truvada, will have a full court hearing in mid-October to determine whether the Irish Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can source a generic analogue of the drug from the pharmaceutical giant’s competitors. In July, GCN reported that Gilead was taking legal action to stop the HSE from securing generic drug from Actavis and Mylan, the company’s competitors, for the purposes of HIV prevention as PrEP.

    16 October 2017 | Gay Community News
  • Gay rights activists welcome NHS questioning of patients over sexuality

    NHS England has issued a new standard requiring staff to “record sexual orientation at every face to face contact with the patient, where no record of this data already exists”. It argues that the data is needed to ensure it meets its obligations under the 2010 Equality Act and will help it better tackle health problems that are more prevalent among lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

    16 October 2017 | The Guardian
  • PrEP-ing for HIV prevention in Ireland

    Lack of access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is presenting dilemmas for the HSE, clinicians, the medicines regulator and those seeking the medication in Ireland. A recent memo to healthcare professionals sent on behalf of the HSE’s Working Group on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), discouraging them from directing patients to the activist-led website www.iwantPrEPnow.co.uk for information on sourcing pre-emptive antiretroviral therapy online, is a talking point among campaigners advocating for access.

    18 September 2017 | The Medical Independent
  • DaddyBear App Hooks Up Gay Men 'Not Living With HIV'

    "The entire concept of the DaddyBear dating app ... is pathetic and hilarious," Mark S. King writes. "Their stated position on the HIV status of those daddies and bears, however, is frightening."

    06 September 2017 | The Body
  • Trump’s team is rewriting a rule that made transgender health care accessible. Patients are scared.

    The Trump administration is working to revise a section of the Affordable Care Act that says federally funded health programs cannot discriminate on the basis of sex. While the Obama administration made clear that this provision required states to cover transgender care through their Medicaid programs, the current administration is no longer enforcing the rule.

    05 September 2017 | STAT
  • Indonesia cracks down on gays ... and fuels its HIV epidemic

    Amid an explosion of infections, a hardline stance on homosexuality is making treatment a risky business.

    07 August 2017 | South China Morning Post
  • Nigerian police arrest 42 gay men at HIV awareness event

    Gay rights activist Bisi Alimi told the BBC the event that was held at the hotel was an awareness program aimed at HIV counseling and testing for the LGBT community in Nigeria.

    01 August 2017 | Washington Blade
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