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  • 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
  • Lowering the Age for HIV Prevention

    The risk of infection is highest among among gay black men in their teens—but Truvada, the drug otherwise known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, is still available only for people 18 and older.

    13 February 2015 | The Atlantic
  • amfAR Report Examines Heavy Impact of HIV/AIDS on Black Gay Men in the United States

    CDC says one in three Black gay men in the U.S. is living with HIV; Report urges stronger national effort to reduce HIV disparities and better support community

    10 February 2015 | AmFAR
  • Chemsex is not a drug problem – it’s a sex problem

    If you haven’t had sober sex in the last six months, it hardly makes you a raging drug addict. But intimate sexual connections form a very important part of our general well-being, and if we’re relying too heavily on chems to fulfil those needs, then there’s some kind of problem going on.

    09 February 2015 | GMFA
  • How Well Do Condoms and PrEP Prevent HIV Among Gay and Bi Men?

    CDC researchers have estimated how well condoms and PrEP, used independently or in combination, prevent HIV among gay and bisexual men. How much faith can individuals place in these figures?

    06 February 2015 | Poz
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