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  • How gay men in London ask for PEP to get PrEP

    Greg Owen describes how increasing numbers of gay men in London are 'clinic hopping' in order to claim P:E:P (post-exposure prophylaxis) and instead using it as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis).

    3 hours ago | Greg Owen blog
  • HIV Drugs Provide Added Benefit of Protecting Against Hepatitis B Virus

    A cohort study involving 2,400 men who have sex with men has shown that men with HIV who were treated effectively with HIV therapy — defined as no detectable HIV virus in the blood — were the least likely (80 percent less likely) to get infected with HBV over a median follow-up of approximately 9.5 years, compared with men with HIV who were not on HIV therapy or men who had detectable HIV virus while on HIV therapy.

    6 hours ago | Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Homosexuality may be caused by chemical modifications to DNA

    “Baby, I was born this way,” Lady Gaga sang in a 2011 hit that quickly became a gay anthem. Indeed, over the past 2 decades, researchers have turned up considerable evidence that homosexuality isn't a lifestyle choice, but is rooted in a person's biology and at least in part determined by genetics. Yet actual “gay genes” have been elusive. A new study of male twins, scheduled for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) in Baltimore, Maryland, today, could help explain that paradox. It finds that epigenetic effects, chemical modifications of the human genome that alter gene activity without changing the DNA sequence, may have a major influence on sexual orientation.

    08 October 2015 | Science Magazine
  • FS, the UK gay men's sex and health magazine, magazine celebrates its 150th issue with its biggest gay sex survey

    FS magazine celebrates its 150th issue with the big gay sex survey results. We surveyed over 3,000 gay men and bring you the results. These include finding that two-thirds of gay men used ocndoms the last time they had anal sex, that 69% now know what PrEP is but that only 51% understand what being positive and undetectable means.

    08 October 2015 | GMFA
  • Recovering from Meth, Rebuilding a Sex Life

    For more than a decade I was an active crystal meth addict. They were the darkest years of my life.

    01 October 2015 | My Fabulous Disease
  • How do smartphone apps impact STI/HIV prevention among men who have sex with men?

    Smartphone apps have significant reach and therefore offer great potential for public health outreach work specifically for health promotion.

    01 October 2015 | ECDC
  • Reflections on the state of LGBT activism in Africa

    Cheikh Traore writes: "Contrary to what the international media would have you believe, there have been narrow windows opening for LGBT Africans in the past decade. These changes have occurred in legislation, judiciary decisions, courts, health policies and more importantly in shifting public opinions among the youth. There are lessons to be learned and numerous Africans to be praised for championing change."

    29 September 2015 | Africasacountry
  • Grindr Fatigue And The Dehumanization Of Gay Men

    The increasing popularity and constant accessibility of social media apps has led, in many ways, to the dehumanization of gay men. In other words, Grindr, Scruff and the rest of the lot are creating a bunch of gay sex robots who only know how to communicate with each other via pictures and sexual function.

    24 September 2015 | HIV Equal
  • Gay Man Sues After Being Denied Insurance Because of PrEP

    "The assumption is that gay male sexuality is inherently risky and unhealthy, and that’s just wrong," said GLAD's attorney.

    18 September 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation Opens Groundbreaking Health and Wellness Center for Gay and Bi Men

    The San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) is funding the programmatic expansion and renovation costs associated with its groundbreaking new center for gay and bisexual men’s health and wellness at 470 Castro Street. Slated to open in October, the new center is named “Strut” and brings together the foundation’s well-known and popular free services for sexual health, substance use and mental health, and community engagement and support.

    15 September 2015 |
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