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  • Gay Relationship Dynamics Affect Perception of Partner's HIV Status

    A sense of commitment between male sexual partners is connected with a greater likelihood of an accurate perception of the other man’s HIV status among very high-risk individuals.

    25 June 2015 | AIDSMeds
  • New STI figures show rapid increases among gay men

    Annual data for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and national chlamydia screening programme (NCSP) has been released for 2014.

    23 June 2015 | Public Health England press release
  • Delivering effective HIV Prevention in the UK: time to venture into new territories

    Fragmented and rarely aligned with local needs (as noted in a 2015 National AIDS Trust report on HIV Prevention in England), the emphasis on delivering primary prevention fails to address the multidimensional nature of the epidemic and the structural factors that foster it. It also a fails to acknowledge and incorporate the scientific achievements of the recent years in HIV prevention into service delivery.

    22 June 2015 | Incidence 0
  • How to prevent HIV and STI in men who have sex with men: an ECDC guidance

    Many European countries have had specific prevention programmes for men who have sex with men (MSM) since the early years of the HIV epidemic. But sex between men is still the predominant mode of HIV transmission across the EU/EEA. In its new guidance HIV and STI prevention among men who have...

    19 June 2015 | ECDC
  • Gay Men and Blood Donation - Are We Focusing on the Wrong Inequality?

    For so much activism to focus on blood donation rules is to get fixated on the wrong inequality. What should be getting all of us outraged is the reason for this different blood donation treatment - the vastly higher rate of HIV amongst gay men compared with the general population.

    12 June 2015 | Huffington Post
  • African scientists on anti-homosexuality laws: Criminalization harms public health

    Report details how criminalization and discrimination against sexual minorities fuels spread of infectious diseases among general populations as well as among men who have sex with men.

    12 June 2015 | Science Speaks
  • Meth Finds a New Market in New York

    Meth is not new to New York, nor is it new to the gay sex scene, but its use is a relatively new phenomenon among black and Hispanic men who have sex with men.

    09 June 2015 | New York Times
  • HIV risk among young gay, bi men tied to societal issues

    People who described themselves as being in low to average social and economic groups were more likely to become HIV-positive than those in higher socioeconomic groups. Also, the authors found, young age at first sexual experience with another male was tied to an increased risk of becoming HIV-positive, compared to a first encounter at an older age.

    08 June 2015 | Reuters
  • What makes you think he’ll never cheat?

    Working in HIV prevention, I can no longer count the number of times I’ve heard someone say that they believed that they were in a monogamous relationship only to find out that they weren’t. That’s a harsh wake-up call at the best of times. When accompanied by an HIV diagnosis it is far from the best of times.

    05 June 2015 | GMFA
  • Racism and the gay scene

    Over 850 Black, white, Asian, South Asian, Arab and mixed race gay men shared their thoughts on race and racism with FS.

    05 June 2015 | GMFA
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