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  • Maximizing the benefits of antiretroviral therapy for key populations

    “Maximizing the benefits of ART for key populations” grew out of discussions between the Key Affected Populations and Treatment as Prevention Working Groups of the International AIDS Society. The two groups agreed that given the rapidly changing treatment and prevention landscape in HIV, there was a need to consider a range of issues affecting treatment access, prevention choices, and the implications of new guidelines for key populations.

    5 hours ago | International AIDS Society
  • Men Who Have Sex with Men across Africa Report Low Access to Basic HIV Services

    A new regional study indicates that less than half of men who have sex with men (MSM) across Sub-Saharan Africa report easy access to basic HIV services. Conducted by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) in partnership with African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), the study shows that homophobia, violence, and stigma among healthcare providers are linked with reduced access to HIV services.

    20 July 2014 | Global Forum on MSM & HIV
  • Gay Men, MSM and Transgender Pre-Conference Kicks Off in Melbourne

    The opening session of the two-day pre-conference on Gay Men, MSM and Transgender People in the Global AIDS Response sponsored by The Global Forum on MSM & HIV at Melbourne Town Hall began with solemn words and a moment of silence for the tragic deaths of the almost 300 people killed in on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, with special acknowledgement of Martine de Schutter and Pim de Kuijer, both with close ties to this community.

    19 July 2014 | Science Speaks
  • HIV Incidence In Australia Is The Highest In 20 Years, And Many Are Being Diagnosed Too Late

    Last year 1,235 new cases of the virus were diagnosed and reported across Australia. While the rates in the past two years have remained stable, the number of cases detected in 2013 represents a 70% increase over the number of people in 1999, which was when diagnoses were at their lowest.

    18 July 2014 | Business Insider
  • WHO: No, Not All Gay Men Need to Take Antiretroviral Drugs

    A new recommendation from the World Health Organization about who should take drugs to prevent HIV is causing confusion and controversy nationwide.

    17 July 2014 | Healthline
  • The new pill that could revolutionize gay life is reawakening old arguments

    For the past several years, the conversation about gay life has been, to a large degree, a conversation about gay marriage. This summer—on social media, on Fire Island, at the Christopher Street pier, and in certain cohorts around the ­country—what many gay men are talking about among themselves is Truvada. And what’s surprising them is how fraught the conversation can be.

    14 July 2014 | New York magazine
  • WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

    Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

    11 July 2014 | WHO press release
  • Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

    In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

    11 July 2014 | World Health Organization
  • Poppers maculopathy

    A case report of irreversible visual damage in a 30-year old man, one of an increasing number linked to use of poppers (isobutyl nitrite).

    10 July 2014 | The Lancet
  • PHE responds to health inequalities facing gay, bisexual and MSM

    PHE has today set out the challenge and vision for the health and wellbeing of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

    30 June 2014 | Public Health England press release
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