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  • Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men

    A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June.

    27 May 2016 | BBC
  • Would you take a drug to prevent meth relapses, or stop alcohol cravings?

    A small pilot study published in JAIDS has shown that a drug called naltrexone helps men who are interested in cutting back use less often, and may help reduce cravings for both meth and alcohol when taken on an as-needed basis.

    27 May 2016 | BETA blog
  • New U.S. HIV Data on Gay Men and MSM Lacks Race Analysis

    Last week, Emory University in partnership with the CDC released new information about HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence among MSM around the country. The study used various methodologies to obtain more accurate information about the number of MSM there are on a state, county and city level. This information is critical in our attempt to assess the actual magnitude of the AIDS epidemic among MSM in America.

    26 May 2016 | The Body
  • DIY sampling kits accessed through gay men's social media unearth new HIV cases

    Offering DIY sampling kits for HIV using online dating apps and social media targeting gay men, successfully unearths previously undiagnosed cases of the infection, reveals an evaluation of the first large-scale dedicated service in the UK, published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

    25 May 2016 | EurekAlert!
  • Game-changing HIV drug trial makes gay icon of health minister Jillian Skinner

    Talking about his sex life is not a comfortable prospect for Tom Spillane, but this anxiety pales in comparison to a gnawing fear that dogged him for much of his 20s."HIV-HIV-HIV. How am I going to tell my parents I'm HIV positive?" The thought consumed him the morning after a night of unprotected sex. To his relief he had not contracted the virus, but that anxiety is a constant passenger for many sexually active gay men.

    23 May 2016 | The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Three things you shouldn't say to gay men about HIV

    Critics of PrEP, the daily pill that stops people getting HIV, say that gay men just need to change their behaviour, not take a preventative medicine. Here is why that alone is not the answer.

    20 May 2016 | The Independent
  • Is it because we’re gay or is it because we’re men?

    Are gay men, as some would have it, ‘the biggest suicide cult in history’ or are we just having a good time? It’s well known that we have sex with more people than our heterosexual brothers. We’re also more likely to take drugs and drink to excess – and are much more likely to prance around in nightclubs with our tits to the wind. Is this indicative of great pain or of joy?

    19 May 2016 | FS
  • Are HIV Sex Roulette Parties Actually a Thing?

    A slew of online reports in sensationalist news outlets allege that the latest gay sex phenomenon is the 'sex roulette' party, an organized orgy of sorts where one person is HIV positive—and no one knows who. There's a lot to unpack with these reports .

    19 May 2016 | Towleroad
  • With new data, states can better focus HIV prevention for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men

    HIV prevention for MSM has long been complicated by a lack of complete data.Now, Emory University researchers, in collaboration with CDC, have provided that crucial information Exit Disclaimer. The researchers estimated HIV rates for MSM in every state, and in most counties and cities nationwide.

    18 May 2016 |
  • UNAIDS calls for full and complete access to quality health care, including mental health care, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people

    UNAIDS stands with people and organizations around the world in commemorating the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) on 17 May, the day 26 years ago when the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. The IDAHOT theme for 2016 is mental health and well-being.

    18 May 2016 | UNAIDS
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