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  • Rhode Island Blames STD Spike On Hookup Apps Like Tindr

    Sexually transmitted disease rates in Rhode Island rose sharply between 2013 and 2014, and the state's department of health is pointing to hookup apps like Tinder as one of the driving forces behind new outbreaks. The rise has been precipitous: Syphilis cases in Rhode Island increased by 79 percent between 2013 and 2014 while gonorrhea cases increased by 30 percent. Newly identified HIV cases increased by almost 33 percent, according to a new state report. Gay men made up 75% of new cases of syphilis.

    1 hour ago | Huffington Post
  • Kenya: High Court Orders LGBT Group Registration

    The High Court of Kenya, in a groundbreaking decision, ruled on April 24, 2015, that members of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights group could formally register their organization, Human Rights Watch said today. “The court decision is a significant victory for the LGBT community, not only in Kenya, but elsewhere in Africa where LGBT groups have faced similar obstacles to registration,” said Graeme Reid, LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch. “An LGBT organization’s ability to register and advocate for its members is fundamental for free association, free speech, and equality under the law.”

    1 hour ago | Human Rights Watch
  • Decriminalising homosexuality in Kenya will help reduce HIV

    In Kenya, stigma and discrimination against sexual minorities, particularly men who have sex with men and transgender people, is putting them at increased risk of HIV.

    15 May 2015 | Key Correspondents
  • Philip Christopher Baldwin talks about living with hep C in the gay community

    I did not have the courage to tell people that I had Hep C, worried that others would gossip about me. There were no role models in the media for co-infection with HIV and Hep C, which made it harder to be open. I had fought so hard to be an out gay man, and now I was hiding something that was inextricably linked to my sexuality, to my identity and to my core sense of who I am.

    13 May 2015 | QX
  • Britain has elected the most LGBTI MPs in the world

    With the final votes counted and the General Election over, Britain is officially the country with the highest number of out LGBTI MPs in the world.

    11 May 2015 | Gay Star News
  • Gender-neutral HPV vaccination

    Peter Baker is Campaign Director for HPV Action, a collaborative partnership of patient and professional organisations that are working together to achieve gender-neutral (both boys and girls) vaccination for the human papilloma virus (HPV). He presents a clear argument for introducing a gender-neutral vaccination programme in the UK, and highlights the potential public health benefits, long term savings in treatment and care and reduction in human suffering that would result.

    05 May 2015 | MEDFASH
  • Gay and Bi Men Eager to Enter PrEP Demonstration Project

    Transgender women and men who have sex with men have been eager to participate in the U.S. PrEP Demonstration Project, a real-world study of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis.

    05 May 2015 | AIDSMeds
  • European Court of Justice justifies some bans on donated gay blood

    Lifetime bans on gay men donating blood may be justified as long as authorities have no access to “less onerous” methods of keeping blood supplies free from sexual infections, according to a ruling from the EU’s highest court.

    01 May 2015 | Financial Times
  • 'This is what it's really like to live with HIV'

    The number of young men being diagnosed with HIV has doubled in ten years; the number of new diagnoses among gay and bisexual men has reached a record high, according to the most recent data. The virus is rarely out of the news, and yet, because of continuing developments in treatment, few of us understand what life with the condition is like now. Three young men, all diagnosed in their 20s, talk about living with the virus.

    10 April 2015 | Daily Telegraph
  • Still refusing to date HIV+ guys? Here’s why you could be putting your health at risk

    Matthew Hodson, of UK-based gay men’s health charity, GMFA, explains why arguments for not having sex with gay men who are HIV positive make little sense – and could actually pose a danger for those who are HIV negative

    09 April 2015 | Gaystar News
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