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What the Gay Men’s Sex Survey tells us about chemsex

We especially welcome the survey findings as they include all-too rare data about the role of alcohol and drugs. Our work in our Antidote LGBT drug and alcohol service has been dominated by responding to chemsex needs in the past few years, but it’s been difficult to get a perspective on how widespread a problem it actually is. The Gay Men’s Sex Survey gives us some answers.

Published
28 June 2016
From
London Friend
At Sex Parties, PrEP Takes HIV Disclosure Off the Table

PrEP is changing the landscape of sex parties and other group sex events, helping to break down barriers between people who are positive and negative—and helping people who are HIV-negative stay that way.

Published
28 June 2016
From
BETA blog
Serosorting Likely Responsible for Reducing HIV Infections in Seattle, Say Researchers

Over the last 12 years, more men who have sex with men in Seattle have been serosorting to reduce risk of HIV transmission, according to results from a study published in JAIDS. And it seems to be working—with a corresponding decline in new HIV cases.

Published
27 June 2016
From
BETA blog
It gets better: Gay men aged over 65 have the happiest sex lives

Gay and bi men aged over 65 are the happiest with their sex lives and, in general, satisfaction seems to grow with age. And there’s good news for anyone diagnosed with HIV too – you are just as likely to have a happy sex life as people who are HIV negative or don’t know their status. That’s according to the biggest sex survey of gay and bi men in England, out today.

Published
22 June 2016
From
Gay Star News
Gay sex survey: why preventing HIV means calling an end to finger pointing

Thinking of HIV prevention only one topic at a time - like chemsex or PrEP - impedes our ability to provide education across the wide range of needs in the community. Looking for singular solutions has not got us ahead of the curve on HIV infections among men having sex with each other. It is a complex multifaceted problem that requires sustained systemic change in a wide range of social institutions.

Published
21 June 2016
From
The Conversation
Identifying “hotspots” of HIV transmission with big data

Public health officials in Canada are using big data to track HIV outbreaks in real time and target their outreach to people most at risk.

Published
10 June 2016
From
BETA blog
To keep winning against AIDS, China needs to talk more about gay sex

Despite successes in keeping HIV under control in other groups in China, men who have sex with men are experiencing the worst spike in new infections of HIV, with male homosexual sex constituting 80 percent of new cases in China. Beijing has never really managed to address the spread of the virus in this population.

Published
08 June 2016
From
PRI
New U.S. HIV Data on Gay Men and MSM Lacks Race Analysis

Last week, Emory University in partnership with the CDC released new information about HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence among MSM around the country. The study used various methodologies to obtain more accurate information about the number of MSM there are on a state, county and city level. This information is critical in our attempt to assess the actual magnitude of the AIDS epidemic among MSM in America.

Published
26 May 2016
From
The Body
With new data, states can better focus HIV prevention for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men

HIV prevention for MSM has long been complicated by a lack of complete data.Now, Emory University researchers, in collaboration with CDC, have provided that crucial information Exit Disclaimer. The researchers estimated HIV rates for MSM in every state, and in most counties and cities nationwide.

Published
18 May 2016
From
aids.gov
Health dept in bid to wean girls off sugar daddies - Motsoaledi

The wide-ranging plan would have five objectives, he said, which include decreasing infections in girls and young women, and decreasing teenage pregnancies. Other objectives were decreasing sexual and gender-based violence and keeping girls in school until matric.

Published
10 May 2016
From
News24
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