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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.

Published
12 September 2013
From
David Stuart
Re-imagining hope? Or perhaps acknowledging new realities...

Simon Watney, the academic, activist and commentator has publicly re-engaged with the subject of HIV transmission and gay culture in an interview in the Huffington Post.

Published
04 September 2013
From
Sharif Mowlabocus (blog)
Partner violence may undermine use of female-controlled forms of HIV prevention

Women who experience violence from their male partner are less likely to use condoms or diaphragms, an international team of investigators report in the online edition of the

Published
27 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
UNITAID launches first-ever comprehensive report on HIV prevention products

The rate of new HIV infections in adults and adolescents has not fallen since 2007 but an unprecedented range of new products to prevent transmission of the disease could reduce the 2.5 million new HIV infections each year if they are made affordable, according to a report released today by UNITAID.

Published
27 August 2013
From
UNITAID
Why Treatment as Prevention Isn’t Just a “Biomedical” Intervention

The truth is that there is no such thing as a purely “biomedical intervention,” and there is no such thing as a purely “behavioral intervention.” For Pete’s sake, condoms are lumped under the term “behavioral,” and clearly we understand that they’re a technological intervention. They don’t even exist on a continuum. The distinction is entirely in our heads.

Published
22 August 2013
From
BETA blog
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

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