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Study finds online HIV prevention resources face resistance from black female college students

New research from North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials.

Published
25 April 2016
From
Medical Xpress
Online privacy concerns limit the reach of sexual health messages on social media

The way in which individuals manage their identities on Facebook, for example avoiding publication of material which could be seen as revealing something about their sexual behaviour

Published
25 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Multiple social and health factors associated with irregular attendance at London HIV clinics

People who miss appointments for HIV care are more likely to have money problems, childcare responsibilities and a history of depression according to a recent UK study. While

Published
22 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Milton Keynes flat fire: Ashley Gillard's partner admits killing him

A man has admitted killing his partner and then setting fire to his flat after hearing his victim was HIV positive.

Published
19 April 2016
From
BBC
Chemsex: why is gay sex causing straight panic?

Since last year’s release of Chemsex, described by the Guardian as a “scary but valuable documentary”, the drug-fuelled sexual practices of some gay men have increasingly become a matter of heated debate, both within the gay community and in the national press. But “chemsex” is not receiving the depth of critical analysis it badly needs.

Published
14 April 2016
From
The Conversation
Heterosexual Identity Crisis

Straight poz guy Joshua Middleton and the untold story of shame amongst straight men.

Published
08 April 2016
From
Positive Lite
No adverse social consequences from early ART initiation in West Africa

Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not have negative social consequences, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Research involving patients in Côte d’Ivoire showed

Published
05 April 2016
By
Michael Carter
African women in London with poor adherence feel that HIV treatment is difficult and unrelenting

A qualitative study with West African women living in London who have difficulties adhering to their HIV treatment has found that many think of HIV treatment as

Published
04 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
People with HIV in Asia ejected from hospitals, study says

Some health workers in Asia are refusing to perform surgery and provide services for people living with HIV, and are even expelling patients from hospitals and forcing women to undergo sterilisation, according to grassroots organisations. In China and Vietnam, discrimination took the form of changing the recommended option for treatment from surgery to topical or oral medication, said the four-country study supported by Asia Catalyst, which provides management training for community-based health organisations.

Published
16 March 2016
From
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Africans tolerant on religion, ethnicity, nationality, and HIV, but not homosexuality, survey finds

The latest Afrobarometer survey revealed that contrary to common portrayals, Africans express high degrees of tolerance for people from different ethnic groups, people of different religions, immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS. A large majority of African citizens, however, are intolerant of homosexual citizens. Across the 33 countries, an average of 78% of respondents say they would “somewhat dislike” or “strongly dislike” having a homosexual neighbour.

Published
01 March 2016
From
The South African
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