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  • Hong Kong's new HIV cases hit record high with 195 people diagnosed in Q3

    A total of 195 new HIV cases were reported Hong Kong in the third quarter of the year, the highest number ever in a single quarter, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection said yesterday, while a separate survey found that the infection rate among gay men had risen almost two percentage points. More than 85 per cent of new HIV cases were in men, most aged from 20 to 29. HIV prevalence in gay men has risen from 4.1% to 5.9% - a 44% increase in a single year - though this new estimate may partly be due to more people coming forward to be tested.

    26 November 2014 | South China Morning Post
  • HIV diagnoses among UK gay men at all-time high: GMFA response

    "Supporting HIV prevention for gay men is crucial", say’s GMFA’s Chief Executive, Matthew Hodson

    20 November 2014 | GMFA
  • HIV is increasing in young gay men. Will Hollyoaks help raise the alert?

    More than 30 years since Aids emerged, Britain is to have its first gay soap opera character with HIV. In January, Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, which next year celebrates its 20th anniversary and which is aimed at young people, will launch a major, long-running storyline following Ste Hay (played by 28-year-old Kieron Richardson) as he comes to terms with the diagnosis. Viewers will witness Ste receiving the results and coping with the social, medical and psychological aftermath.

    19 November 2014 | The Guardian
  • One in eight gay men in London has HIV, official figures show

    One in eight gay men in London has HIV according to figures released today, which reveal the disease is three times more prevalent in the capital than the rest of the country.

    19 November 2014 | Evening Standard
  • US panel calls for easing ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men

    Donations should be accepted from men who have been celibate for one year. Proposal from doctors and advocates will be forwarded to FDA for approval.

    14 November 2014 | The Guardian
  • VIDEO: This Gay Teenage Couple Defies HIV Stereotypes

    When Chanse, a 19-year-old gay man living in Shreveport, Louisiana, tested HIV positive a few months ago, his mother reacted with understandable emotion and concern. And then she did something both odd and beautiful: she threw Chanse a coming out party.

    13 November 2014 |
  • Gay men 'should get anti-cancer jab'

    The HPV vaccine should be given to men who have sex with men, according to the government's experts. It is is already given to schoolgirls in the UK, but there have been calls for the vaccination programme to be extended. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation now recommends offering the jab at sexual health clinics to men who have sex with men, aged between 16 and 40.

    12 November 2014 | BBC News
  • The Case for PrEP, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love HIV-Positive Guys

    Taking Truvada changed my life. No, really.

    12 November 2014 | The Stranger
  • Uganda Parliament committee tries again with bill that would criminalize HIV prevention services

    The latest draft of a bill targeting “unnatural sexual practices” from a Uganda Parliament committee seeking to replace the country’s nullified Anti-Homosexality Act would punish “anyone providing premises, distributing textual or visual material or any other means to interest a person in unnatural sexual practices . . .” with up to seven years in prison.

    11 November 2014 | Science Speaks
  • South Africa: HIV infection highest among men who have sex with men

    Almost half of the men who have sex with men in Durban are HIV infected and about a quarter of such men in Johannesburg and Cape Town have HIV, according to a Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) study that was released on Tuesday.

    11 November 2014 | Mail & Guardian
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