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BHIVA response to The Irish Times article 'Anti-HIV drug removes personal responsibility'

This piece has generated a considerable amount of concern in the HIV community already as its content is completely at odds with current recommendations by the World Health Organisation and NICE which recognise that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an important component of HIV prevention. Numerous studies have shown that PrEP is a highly clinically and cost-effective safe intervention which reduces the risk of becoming infected with HIV by around 90%.

Published
24 April 2017
From
BHIVA
The real sex lives of gay men - GMFA's biggest survey

GMFA has just conducted its biggest-ever sex survey for the 150th edition of its resource FS. Ian Howley, Chief Executive of GMFA, said: “With over 3,000 responses it gives a fascinating snapshot of the kind of sex that gay and bisexual men in the UK are having, what they enjoy and what they are doing, or not doing, to maintain their sexual health.”

Published
13 April 2017
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GMFA
PrEP marketing campaigns get homoerotic. It’s about time.

Shirtless lucha libre Mexican wrestlers diving into bed are part of a colorful new print ad campaign promoting “health and sex” for Gilead Sciences, the pharma maker of HIV prevention drug Truvada.

Published
11 April 2017
From
Queerty
Portugal hepatitis A outbreak: 'Far from controlled'

In a follow-up to the hepatitis A outbreak in Portugal, the Director General of Health reported the case tally has grown to 138 since the beginning of the year, according to an MSN Notocias report (computer translated). And the outbreak is considered from from being under control.

Published
10 April 2017
From
Outbreak News Today
How do you do it? Australian HIV campaign puts emphasis on a combination of ways

Meet Tom, Dick and Harry. Sydney-based health promotion organization ACON’s current campaign singles out different men who “do it”, but who opt for different ways of protecting themselves. “We all have notions of what safe sex means, but we wanted to reflect actual behaviour among gay men and other men who have sex with men,” said ACON Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Parkhill.

Published
05 April 2017
From
UNAIDS
Health and rights challenges for China's LGBT community

Despite some progress in recent years, China's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community still face substantial barriers to protecting their health and human rights.

Published
03 April 2017
From
The Lancet (requires free registration)
Anal douching safety tips for gay men who bottom

Anal douching isn’t something we talk about much in our community and we aren’t given many opportunities to learn about it.

Published
30 March 2017
From
BETA blog
Should we worry about the effect of PrEP on STI rates?

One argument you see amongst those critical or worried about the introduction of PrEP is that it will result in big increases in STIs as gay and bisexual men (and indeed others at risk of HIV) throw away their condoms. But does the evidence support such fears? And as importantly, what do those fears tell us about our views of HIV and gay sexual health?

Published
30 March 2017
From
NAT
How many Americans are Gay?

As the LGBT population moves into its full and equal place in public life, many people are asking an old question with new urgency: just how many LGBT Americans are there? After centuries in the shadows, many experts believe that we need a full accounting of the nation’s LGBT population and how they live for legal, economic and health reasons. Now, for the first time, a group of experts from 21 federal agencies are working on a project to figure out how to do just that. The results could pave the way for first-ever surveys of America’s sexual orientations and gender identities and influence everything from local laws to military policy to health care.

Published
27 March 2017
From
Time
Online ‘virtual counselling’ service launches for gay men struggling with drugs and chemsex

Two leading charities have launched an online counselling service for gay and bisexual men to get support around drugs, sex and alcohol. Terrence Higgins Trust and London Friend launched the new service via Friday/Monday, a website which offers information about sex and drugs for gay and bisexual men.

Published
13 March 2017
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PinkNews
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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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