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No change in CDC's HIV screening recommendation for MSM

The CDC said it would not change its long-standing recommendation on how frequently to test men who have sex with men for HIV. The agency has recommended since 2006 that U.S. providers offer HIV screening to all sexually active MSM “at least annually.

14 August 2017
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
Insurer Denies Truvada Due to ‘High Risk Homosexual Behavior’

Discrimination against LGBT people is often once-removed, shielded under double-speak and fraudulent intentions. So, it’s refreshing, really, when a company comes right out and says in black and white that gay men aren’t worthy of the same protections as everyone else.

03 August 2017
My Fabulous Disease
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
Don’t Believe the Hype: The New Drugs Strategy Ignores the LGBT Community

Trumpeting policies while savagely cutting the resources of the agencies meant to carry those very policies out is simply untenable.

29 July 2017
Rectal products for PrEP: Are they an option?

At the IAS 2017 conference this week, Ian McGowan, MD, PhD, FRCP, from University of Pittsburgh, discussed the need for (and challenges associated with) topical HIV prevention products, and a separate team of researchers presented promising findings from a very early study of a rectal HIV-prevention douche.

27 July 2017
BETA blog
IAS 2017 highlights innovative approaches to overcome stigma and discrimination against key populations

Experts say global HIV response needs better strategies to meet the needs of sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people and people who inject drugs.

25 July 2017
International AIDS Society
Boys Are Being Denied A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer. Why Is This Being Allowed To Happen?

Yesterday, a short-sighted and shameful recommendation was made not to give teenage boys the potentially life-saving Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.

21 July 2017
Huffington Post
Campaigner with drug past warns of 'chemsex' HIV link

The sexual health expert credited with coining the term "chemsex" told AFP that drug-laced sexual encounters are boosting HIV infections in gay communities. David Stuart, who manages the chemsex support programme at a pioneering clinic in Soho, was himself involved in drugs and escorting and contracted HIV before turning his life around after a 2005 arrest.

20 July 2017
Medical Xpress
Our response to the 2017 Drug Strategy

For the first time, the Government's strategy explicitly addresses the harms of chemsex, which is a welcome step forward. However, the acknowledgment comes without a single mention of gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men, or of a wider LGBT focus in drug treatment throughout the Strategy.

17 July 2017
London Friend
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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