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Gay and bisexual people really do have poorer mental health, national US health survey shows

The inclusion, for the first time, of a question about sexual orientation in a regularly-conducted national health survey in the US has allowed researchers to establish that

Published
6 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
I Was Attacked for Being Gay and HIV Positive. Here's How I'm Fighting Back.

In this three-part story, TheBody.com contributor Todd Heywood speaks up about his experience of a brutal anti-gay and anti-HIV attack and its aftermath, explaining "I am not only supporting my own healing, but hoping to illuminate a path toward overturning the policies that continue to fuel violence and other life-threatening dangers for LGBT people and those living with HIV."

Published
22 hours ago
From
The Body
Today In History, 1987: Presidential Advisor Urges Reagan: No Homos On AIDS Commission

Six years into the AIDS epidemic, the Reagan administrations response to a death toll approaching the 20,000 mark was still abysmal.

Published
30 June 2016
From
Box Turtle Bulletin
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
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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
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