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Chemsex Has Always Been With Us

Not before time, the gay press in London, realising we have a dangerous drugs-and-sex scene here that is killing gay men, has finally started to cover it in an analytic, compassionate and sober way (pun intended). I’m pleased about this, and pleased by this powerfully written piece by David Stuart (see https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/chemsex-will-defines-period-gay-history/#gs.3r47mag). No one has done more to help and rescue gay Londoners who have got lost in the maze of chemsex, and help them achieve self-respect and structure in their lives. And yet I disagree that Chemsex is anything new. We gay men have been always been furtive about the sex we sex we want and do, and have always sought private, intoxicated spaces to do it in.

Published
19 September 2017
From
Huffington Post
Yoga: re-discovering physical and mental balance after an HIV diagnosis

In this blog, Silvia Petretti recalls how she started practising yoga, and how yoga has benefited her physical and mental health.

Published
12 September 2017
From
Positively UK
What is “successful ageing” for people living with HIV?

When Canadian researchers asked HIV-positive people over the age of 50 how they would define “successful ageing”, six key themes emerged – accepting limitations, staying positive, maintaining

Published
26 August 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Nationwide service to tackle loneliness and self stigma among people with HIV launched in Scotland

Peer Support Scotland, funded by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, will bring together people living with HIV to share their experiences, knowledge and advice, to support others diagnosed with the virus, boosting self-esteem and combating isolation.

Published
20 June 2017
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
Meet The People Fighting To Save One Of The Last Remaining HIV Care Centres

The Sussex Beacon in Brighton has been caring for the sick and dying since 1992. But cuts threaten its future. For how much longer can it survive? BuzzFeed News investigates.

Published
27 March 2017
From
BuzzFeed
Online ‘virtual counselling’ service launches for gay men struggling with drugs and chemsex

Two leading charities have launched an online counselling service for gay and bisexual men to get support around drugs, sex and alcohol. Terrence Higgins Trust and London Friend launched the new service via Friday/Monday, a website which offers information about sex and drugs for gay and bisexual men.

Published
13 March 2017
From
PinkNews
UK’s first LGBT older person’s community planned for Manchester

The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has been announced today by Manchester City Council.

Published
19 February 2017
From
Manchester City Council
Jesse Milan: I Will Never Forget The Day My Mother Asked If I Had HIV

On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day be aware that support of a mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, or cousin can be lifesaving.

Published
08 February 2017
From
Huffington Post
The Unintended Consequences of AIDS Survival

A treatment activist chronicles the unique health and psychosocial challenges of long-term survivors and outlines goals for mobilization.

Published
07 December 2016
From
Poz
Pregnant and diagnosed with HIV: the group providing support for mothers

mothers2mothers (M2M) is an Africa-based NGO that has helped 1.4 million HIV-positive mothers in nine sub-Saharan African countries.

Published
06 September 2016
From
The Guardian
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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