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Tackling Shigella in gay and bisexual men

It’s worrying to see new figures showing a sustained increase in cases of Shigella likely to have been sexually-acquired between men who have sex with men (MSM).

Published
23 August 2016
From
Public Health England
Syphilis cases increase by 163% in London in five years

Five times more people were diagnosed with syphilis in London last year than in any other English region, according to a report that says cases of the infection have more than doubled in the capital since 2010.

Published
18 August 2016
From
The Guardian
Most contraceptives not linked to HIV infection, but Depo-Provera may raise risk

Birth control pills and some types of injectable and implanted contraceptives were not associated with an increased risk of HIV acquisition in an updated meta-analysis that included

Published
17 August 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Hormonal contraception and the risk of HIV acquisition in women

The World Health Organization will convene an expert review group later in 2016 to examine the links between the use of various hormonal contraceptive methods and women’s risk of HIV acquisition. The expert review group will assess whether current WHO guidance needs to change in the light of a new review of data, published in AIDS on 9 August 2016, which was commissioned by WHO.

Published
15 August 2016
From
World Health Organization
Most young MSM and transgender women, including those with HIV, would benefit from HPV vaccination

Most young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) would benefit from human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to US research published in the online

Published
13 July 2016
By
Michael Carter
Syphilis cases in England rise by 76% in four years

Public Health England says the sexually transmitted infection is becoming more prevalent, especially among gay men.

Published
05 July 2016
From
The Guardian
National AIDS Trust responds to increased STI rates amongst gay and bisexual men

We are failing to meet the sexual health needs of gay and bisexual men. The 21% increase in gonorrhoea cases and 19% increase in syphilis cases are not out of the blue. Instead of investing properly in prevention and sexual health services, the Government made an in-year cut to the public health budget of £200 million last year.

Published
05 July 2016
From
NAT press release
It gets better: Gay men aged over 65 have the happiest sex lives

Gay and bi men aged over 65 are the happiest with their sex lives and, in general, satisfaction seems to grow with age. And there’s good news for anyone diagnosed with HIV too – you are just as likely to have a happy sex life as people who are HIV negative or don’t know their status. That’s according to the biggest sex survey of gay and bi men in England, out today.

Published
22 June 2016
From
Gay Star News
STDs Among Gay Men in a New Era of PrEP

In tandem with (and prior to) the approval and uptake of PrEP, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been increasing among men who have sex with men in San Francisco. What’s going on—and what can we do about the rising rates of STIs?

Published
21 June 2016
From
BETA blog
Men to get HPV vaccine in new drive to combat cancer, announces health minister Jane Ellison

The first men in England have started receiving the vaccination as part of a pilot to stamp out cancers and genital disease. The scheme went live in two clinics this week and will eventually see 40,000 men vaccinated to protect them against penile, anal and other cancers. The project is specifically targeted at men who have sex with men, but ministers are exploring the possibility of rolling out the HPV vaccine to all boys.

Published
08 June 2016
From
Evening Standard
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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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