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    I still remember the very cold January morning; I was not listening to the pre-counselling, I thought it did not concern me. I just...

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    Sex. It’s messy, fraught with all sorts of psychological problems and yes, it’s obviously what got me into this whole predicament in the first place....

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  • Adult content warning: Gary tells DirtyBOYZ about his Party Times

    From a free gay London gay scene magazine: a methamphetamine/mephedrone sx-party user talks frankly about his highs, lows and health worries.

    12 September 2013 | David Stuart
  • Russia faces alarming growth in HIV infections

    The number of people living with the virus in the country continues to rise, with 704,000 cases of HIV infection registered by the Federal AIDS Prevention and Treatment Center as of November 2012.

    28 August 2013 | Russia & India Report
  • The AIDS Epidemic Can Be Ended

    Bertrand Audoin, executive director of the International AIDS Society, says: "It is crucial that pressure be stepped up on governments that, through punitive laws, continue to make the daily lives of homosexuals a nightmare. But even greater pressure can be exerted if we acknowledge that this deprivation of human rights goes beyond mere civil liberties: It is bad public health."

    20 August 2013 | New York Times
  • Using 'HIV-Negative' as a Substitution for 'Haven't Been Tested'

    An LGBT policy expert confronts his own fear of being tested for HIV: "Why was I so afraid to be tested? I knew enough information to understand that death was not my immediate thought. Quite frankly, though, my biggest fear was not knowing love, but more importantly, I was afraid that love would never know me. So instead of being courageous and facing those fears, I hid and wanted to believe that not knowing would be better than finding out my status."

    15 August 2013 | POZ
  • HPV Vaccine Showing Successes in Australia

    The US government’s goal of vaccinating young girls against the human papillomavirus has been disappointing, with less than a third of teenagers having completed a full course of HPV vaccine. But now the United States can look to Australia, which six years into a successful nationwide HPV vaccination campaign has experienced a sharp decline in the number of new cases of genital warts among young men and women.

    19 April 2013 | New York Times
  • Post-Arab Spring gays don't want to come out: author

    In the second part of our video interview with Sex and the Citadel author Shereen El Feki, the academic and journalist discusses homosexuality within the context of a post-Arab Spring world.

    08 April 2013 | Xtra
  • Responding to the Publication of the Government's PSHE Education Review

    Personal, Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education is vital for children and young people. It is as important as reading, writing and arithmetic (and IT) yet it continues to be the 'Cinderella subject' of the school curriculum; neglected and ignored. Last month, the Government announced it would not be making PSHE education statutory in primary or secondary schools. Brook, like many organisations, believes this undermines children's rights, their health and their safety.

    05 April 2013 | Huffington Post
  • Exquisite Corpse: The Stigma of HIV and AIDS

    "Sofia, Samira and I were waiting impatiently to get our HIV test results. The atmosphere in the waiting room seemed quiet and unpleasant. I could observe fear and frustration on everybody's faces; a fear of being HIV positive, a fear of becoming an outcast among our friends, our families and our society.... "...[Sofia] wasn’t crying just because of being infected with HIV, she was crying because she knew the awful life that was coming. A life of being prejudged unjustly, being accused of what she was not responsible for, and being treated like a cheap prostitute...After the painful experience Sofia went through, she left the city the next morning, and since then nobody has heard from her."

    10 October 2012 | City College News
  • Philippines: HIV-tainted blood donations continue to increase

    The number of units of donated blood contaminated with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) rose by 18 percent this year, according to data from the latest Philippine HIV/AIDS Registry. The country is currently experiencing one of the shapest rises in HIV prevalence of any country in the world, largely due to sex between men.

    09 October 2012 | GMA News
  • Porn trade group calls for nationwide moratorium while L.A. officials investigate syphilis outbreak

    A pornography trade group has called for a nationwide filming moratorium while performers are tested for syphilis and Los Angeles County public health officials investigate a possible outbreak of the sexually transmitted disease.

    21 August 2012 | New York Daily News
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