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  • The drugs that protect people who have unprotected sex

    HIV infection rates are on the rise, particularly among gay men. But could a new type of drug treatment - PrEP - be given to people so they avoid catching the disease, asks Mobeen Azhar.

    03 July 2015 | BBC
  • Media portrayals of sexual health research

    A new blog post tackles media representations of sexual health. Each contributor offers their own experience and views: Kirstin Mitchell writes about sexual function; Sharron Hinchliff about sex among older adults, and; Martin Holt reflects on media coverage of gay men, sex, drugs and HIV.

    10 June 2015 | Sexual Health Research Network
  • A gay's guide to undetectable

    What “undetectable viral load” means to you depends entirely on your HIV status, your sexual behaviour, and your definition of risk. With that in mind, let’s unload…

    05 June 2015 | Gay News Network
  • UK male rape charity Survivors UK has state funding slashed to zero despite 120% rise in men seeking help

    Survivors UK, which has received £70,000 a year from the Ministry of Justice for the past four years to fund its counselling services, is now being placed under significant pressure at a time when tackling rape, sexual violence and child sexual abuse has become a key focus for the police and the government following the revelations of Jimmy Savile’s years of abuse.

    28 May 2015 | The Independent
  • Anal sex study reveals climate of 'coercion'

    A UK study on why teenage heterosexual couples may engage in anal sex has revealed a climate of coercion, with consent and mutuality not always a priority for the boys who are trying to persuade girls into having it.

    19 May 2015 | Independent
  • Ebola Researchers Take New Look at Risk of Sexual Transmission

    Concerned about the potential for sexual transmission of Ebola, international health officials are investigating new reports of suspected cases and beginning studies to determine how often and how long the virus remains active in semen. And, for now, they are warning Ebola survivors to practice protected sex indefinitely.

    17 April 2015 | New York Times
  • HIV prevention within serodiscordant couples: A changing paradigm

    Serodiscordant couples (where one partner is HIV negative and the other is HIV positive) are often thought to be at “high risk” of HIV transmission. However, new understandings of the biology of HIV transmission and the emergence of new HIV prevention options mean that the HIV transmission risk within these couples can be reduced to very low, even negligible levels.

    07 April 2015 | CATIE
  • PrEP: So Effective, It's Unheard Of

    As gay, bisexual and queer men and transgender individuals get more familiar with the drug, new possibilities continue to open up for us. Even so, the general heterosexual community has shown little excitement over this breakthrough -- even a widespread ignorance to the treatment's very existence.

    27 February 2015 | The Body.com
  • HPV Vaccination Not Associated with Increase in Sexually Transmitted Infections

    A barrier to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been the concern that it may promote unsafe sexual activity, but a new study of adolescent girls finds that HPV vaccination was not associated with increases in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

    11 February 2015 | JAMA press release
  • Chemsex is not a drug problem – it’s a sex problem

    If you haven’t had sober sex in the last six months, it hardly makes you a raging drug addict. But intimate sexual connections form a very important part of our general well-being, and if we’re relying too heavily on chems to fulfil those needs, then there’s some kind of problem going on.

    09 February 2015 | GMFA
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