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Why the HIV epidemic among Thai gay men refuses to retreat

It’s 10 years since the first evidence emerged of what was until then a completely hidden HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in Bangkok, Thailand.

Published
13 August 2013
From
World News Australia
HIV treatment has not led to increasing sexual risk-taking in rural South African communities

A study from a rural area in the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, has found no evidence that providing widespread antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV has led

Published
02 August 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Hold your Horses: Can Barebacking be Safer Sex?

Much has changed on the HIV landscape since then, but our attitudes about gay sex remain stuck in the age of the dial-up modem...So let’s unclutch the pearls and start a rational conversation about barebacking in 2013, specifically in terms of risk for HIV-negative men.

Published
09 July 2013
From
Poz
To cut STD rate, Calif considers condoms in prison

One Californian lawmaker says it's time to give prison inmates a way to practice safe sex behind bars to reduce an infection rate that experts say is much higher than that of the general population.

Published
08 July 2013
From
SFGate
Knowledge gaps, problems accessing services for MSM in several countries of eastern and south-eastern Europe

A substantial minority of men who have sex with men (MSM) in countries such as Cyprus, Serbia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Hungary are not being reached by HIV

Published
27 June 2013
By
Roger Pebody
More than 500 Endorsers Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety

 Over 500 organizations and individuals from nearly 60 countries have endorsed a Global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety. They all demand answers on whether sexual lubricants are safe for vaginal and anal intercourse. As the Call to Action points out, there are more questions than answers about the safety of sexual lubricants, and there are concerns that some of the products available on store shelves and at community-based organizations worldwide may actually cause harm.

Published
13 June 2013
From
IRMA - Rectal Microbicide Advocacy
Blackmail, violence and stigma restrict access to sexual health services for gay men, Global Health and Rights Study reports

The Global Forum for MSM and HIV has released an analysis of its 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights Study (GMHRS) concentrating on young men under 30 who

Published
01 May 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Why still so few use condoms

With the "next-generation condom" initiative, Bill Gates is acknowledging that the practical reasons people don't use condoms warrant honest conversation.

Published
30 April 2013
From
The Atlantic
A majority of HIV-positive gay men in Dutch survey take their viral load into consideration if having unprotected sex

About 40% of men who answered a community survey for HIV-positive gay men in the Netherlands said they took their viral load into consideration in deciding whether

Published
29 April 2013
By
Gus Cairns
African Common Position Paper Highlights Importance of Condom-Compatible Lubes and Rectal Microbicide Research

IRMA is excited to report that the need for safe, accessible, condom compatible lubricants as well as support for rectal microbicide research in Africa have been highlighted in the just completed African Common Position Paper (ACP) on ICPD.

Published
18 April 2013
From
IRMA - Rectal Microbicide Advocacy

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