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  • Online dating not just about ‘hooking up’ for Aussie gay and bisexual men

    Use of the internet to meet partners has become so ubiquitous among gay men that comparisons between men who use online dating methods to meet partners and those who do not have become less meaningful.

    27 March 2015 | Kirby Institute press release
  • This HIV Charity Is Telling People To Measure Out Drugs With A Plastic Sushi Bottle

    Buzzfeed picks up on GMFA's 'Safer Chems' campaign: "As fears mount about G, mephedrone, and crystal use among gay and bisexual men, GMFA has launched a new NHS-backed campaign to stop people overdosing. It’s pretty amazing."

    18 March 2015 | Buzzfeed
  • Thai junta may pass law banning men who have sex with men from monkhood

    The junta cabinet in Thailand has approved a bill on religion which can be used to prosecute, with jail terms, people who propagate ‘incorrect’ versions of Buddhist doctrines or cause harm to Buddhism. The bill also posts jail terms specifically for homosexual monks.

    11 March 2015 | Prachatai. org
  • How we are failing a generation of young gay men

    New research has found three-quarters of young men who are sexually attracted to other men (young MSM) don’t receive any information about same-sex relationships at school and a third don’t received any information on HIV transmission and safer sex.

    10 March 2015 | NAT press release
  • Black, gay and invisible?

    Visibility and representation of black and minority ethnic men (BME) within the gay community is a key issue in a new report from Public Health England. We've invited four men to give their experience of both being gay and belonging to an ethnic minority in the UK.

    03 March 2015 | QX
  • Sexual Transmission of HCV in Gay Men Should Not Be a PrEP Deterrent, Say Advocates

    After two men on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center tested positive for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), clinicians at the center penned a letter to the editor of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases calling for routine HCV testing in gay men who are currently on PrEP. The two men were among 485 HIV-negative gay men receiving PrEP at the clinic between 2011 and 2014.

    26 February 2015 | The Body
  • 'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'

    Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say UK Medical Research Council and Public Health England scientists. Their study, on 545 high-risk men, found one case of HIV could be stopped for every 13 men treated for a year. The research team says it would be similar to the pill for women and would not encourage risky sex. The findings have been described as a "game changer" and the NHS is considering how to adopt them.

    25 February 2015 | BBC News
  • ChemSex Support videos

    11 short films (two mins each) including tips on playing safe, making changes, managing cravings, harm reduction and relapse prevention, and better sober sex.

    24 February 2015 | 56 Dean Street
  • Antivirals like Truvada make it possible for gay men to love without a sense of dread

    Medical breakthroughs have finally given us the potential to avoid contracting HIV or passing it to others.

    17 February 2015 | The Guardian
  • Dover Health Centre displays 'offensive' sign turning away gay men

    An NHS trust has apologised after a health centre displayed an "offensive" notice turning away gay men. The clinic had a sign stating that patients who had been sexually assaulted, who are male and have sex with men, or sex workers could not be tested there.

    13 February 2015 | Kent Online
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