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  • Having a moral panic about chemsex? Here’s why it’s not as bad as you think

    There’s no clear evidence to connect the rise in HIV infection to gay sex parties fuelled by drugs – and it can help groups of men to bond.

    26 November 2015 | The Independent
  • Human Dignity Trust launches Criminalisation in the Commonwealth 2015 report

    Ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015 in Malta (27-29 November), the Human Dignity Trust, in association with the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, has prepared an expansive report on the extent and the pernicious consequences of the criminalisation of homosexuality within the Commonwealth.

    26 November 2015 | Human Dignity Trust
  • 1 In 4 Gay Men Should Take The Pill That Prevents HIV, CDC Says

    Truvada prevents HIV, but only 21,000 people are taking the once-a-day pill. On Tuesday, federal health experts said that if we really want to stop the AIDS epidemic, that number should be more than 1.2 million.

    25 November 2015 | BuzzFeed News
  • On the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030: Focus on location and population

    To end AIDS as a public health threat, an accelerated and more focused response is needed using better data to map and reach people in the places where the most new HIV infections occur. To support countries with this approach, UNAIDS has released a new report, Focus on location and population: on the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030, which gives examples of more than 50 communities, cities and countries that are using innovative approaches to reach more people with comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment services.

    24 November 2015 | UNAIDS
  • HIV crisis worsened by anti-gay laws in Commonwealth countries, report warns

    The persecution of millions of people in Commonwealth countries where homosexuality is a criminal offence is worsening the Aids crisis, warns a major report produced for David Cameron.

    23 November 2015 | The Independent
  • 'Not far enough': reaction to the JCVI's announcement that the anti-cancer jab to prevent HPV will be extended to just MSM and not all boys

    Vaccinations for MSM are a step forward but that this change in policy does not go nearly far enough. What is urgently needed is a decision to vaccinate all adolescent boys.

    19 November 2015 | HPV Action
  • Give HPV vaccine to men who have sex with men, government told

    Advisers say extending use of cervical cancer vaccine given to girls could help cut risk of anal, penile and throat cancers.

    19 November 2015 | The Guardian
  • Kenya: MPs throw out proposal to punish gays with death

    A Kenyan parliamentary team has thrown out a proposal to have a law prescribing death by public stoning to anybody found participating in homosexual acts. The Justic and Legal Affairs Committee argued that the Constitution not only establishes that the family is the natural and fundamental unit of society, but is forthright that Article 45 provides that every adult has the right to marry a person of the opposite sex. “These provisions adequately protect the family values that apply in our democracy,” it concluded.

    17 November 2015 | Daily Nation
  • Substance misuse services for men who have sex with men involved in chemsex

    This briefing for commissioners and providers of drug and alcohol services highlights issues relating to men who have sexual contact with other men (MSM) involved in chemsex. It contains background information, recent data, prompts for local areas and services, and case studies.

    17 November 2015 | Public Health England
  • HIV in the Philippines: State of Emergency

    The number of reported HIV cases in the Philippines has increased by more than 277 percent over the last five years, with infections concentrated in men who have sex with men. An aggressive public health campaign is urgently needed but in a devoutly Catholic country, such efforts are viewed as promoting promiscuity and are routinely stalled or blocked. We examine how a public health issue is made into a moral one, with stigma and shame inevitably contributing to the rise of this epidemic.

    13 November 2015 | Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
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