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  • Today In History, 1987: Presidential Advisor Urges Reagan: No Homos On AIDS Commission

    Six years into the AIDS epidemic, the Reagan administrations response to a death toll approaching the 20,000 mark was still abysmal.

    9 hours ago | Box Turtle Bulletin
  • What the Gay Men’s Sex Survey tells us about chemsex

    We especially welcome the survey findings as they include all-too rare data about the role of alcohol and drugs. Our work in our Antidote LGBT drug and alcohol service has been dominated by responding to chemsex needs in the past few years, but it’s been difficult to get a perspective on how widespread a problem it actually is. The Gay Men’s Sex Survey gives us some answers.

    28 June 2016 | London Friend
  • At Sex Parties, PrEP Takes HIV Disclosure Off the Table

    PrEP is changing the landscape of sex parties and other group sex events, helping to break down barriers between people who are positive and negative—and helping people who are HIV-negative stay that way.

    28 June 2016 | BETA blog
  • Why We Should Pay for the Pill to Stop You Getting HIV

    Other events will be overshadowing today’s Gay Pride march in London, but one significant group on the parade is a bunch of HIV organisations and their fans marching, probably in blue, under the banner #United4PrEP - pre-exposure prophylaxis, the HIV pill to stop HIV.

    27 June 2016 | Huffington Post
  • China making HIV self-test kits more accessible to plug gap in testing of at-risk groups

    China is now aiming to make HIV self-test kits widely available to the internet-savvy generation. Its Centre for Aids/STD Control and Prevention (NCAids) said it would make the kits widely accessible through online outlets and pharmacies, which could “reach out to those under the radar, helping to link them to care”.

    27 June 2016 | South China Morning Post
  • Serosorting Likely Responsible for Reducing HIV Infections in Seattle, Say Researchers

    Over the last 12 years, more men who have sex with men in Seattle have been serosorting to reduce risk of HIV transmission, according to results from a study published in JAIDS. And it seems to be working—with a corresponding decline in new HIV cases.

    27 June 2016 | BETA blog
  • 15% of gay men in the U.S. living with HIV, estimate researchers

    Researchers at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control recently released a report estimating the prevalence of HIV infections among men who have sex with men in the U.S.

    24 June 2016 | BETA blog
  • Council LGBTI Conclusions are Trojan horse: legitimising homophobia

    Last Thursday, the Council of the European Union adopted its conclusions on LGBTI equality. It is the first time ever that the Council adopts a document addressing LGBTI equality. However, the document creates a potentially harmful novelty by including that in its activities on LGBTI equality the Commission should “fully respect . . . Member States’ national identities and constitutional traditions.”

    22 June 2016 | EU Parliament Integroup on LGBT Rights
  • All 28 EU member states reach consensus on LGBT rights for first time

    The 28 EU member states have reached a consensus on LGBT rights for the first time in European history. The Council of the European Union reached consensus on Friday on a Netherlands-backed agreement concerning women’s rights, gender equality and the protection of LGBTI people across the EU. For the first time ever, the 28 member states agreed at the Council to work against “any discrimination” against LGBT people, and to ramp up pan-European efforts on equality.

    22 June 2016 | Pink News
  • It gets better: Gay men aged over 65 have the happiest sex lives

    Gay and bi men aged over 65 are the happiest with their sex lives and, in general, satisfaction seems to grow with age. And there’s good news for anyone diagnosed with HIV too – you are just as likely to have a happy sex life as people who are HIV negative or don’t know their status. That’s according to the biggest sex survey of gay and bi men in England, out today.

    22 June 2016 | Gay Star News
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