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Report Highlights Recommendations to Improve Gay and Bisexual Men’s Sexual Health

As HIV research and prevention tools advance, there remains a critical information gap between health care providers and gay and bisexual men who could benefit most from those new tools. A new report released today by San Francisco AIDS Foundation identifies key steps to eliminate the gap and foster better relationships and communications between providers and clients.

Published
26 February 2014
From
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
STD rates continue to climb in San Francisco

San Francisco saw increased cases of sexually transmitted diseases for the eighth consecutive year in 2013. But new HIV infections have steadily declined since 2006 - gay men appear to be focusing on HIV prevention and may not be as concerned with having gonorrhea and syphilis.

Published
21 February 2014
From
Bay Area Reporter
Young people who acquire HIV in Uganda report poor communication and mistrust in their relationships

Compared with young people who remain HIV negative, recent seroconverters in Rakai, Uganda describe sexual relationships marked by poorer communication, greater suspicion and mistrust, and larger and

Published
20 February 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Dean Street Express launched

The team from NHS sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street are launching a new service which allows gay men to walk in for a routine sexual health check up and get all their results within six hours. Users are given a self-test kit to take their own swab tests for gonorrhoea and chlamydia in a private screening room. They then see a nurse for blood and 60-second HIV testing.

Published
12 February 2014
From
Out in the City
Unprotected receptive anal sex is the key risk factor among UK gay men for rectal LGV infection

Unprotected receptive anal sex is the key risk factor for rectal LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum) infections in gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM), UK researchers

Published
11 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
STI infection rates among gay men reach 'crisis' levels

A growing epidemic in the UK of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) linked to a rise in unprotected sex and club drug use represents “a crisis for gay men”, a leading expert has said. Rates of gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis in gay men have soared in recent years, official figures show, while new HIV infections have also reached record highs.

Published
09 February 2014
From
The Independent
Provocative new ad aimed at promoting safe sex tells people to 'Come Together' to fight Aids

No, it's not yet another risqué advert for perfume, sexy underwear or online dating services but is, in fact, a refreshing attempt by an international charity to put the issue of HIV/Aids and safe sex back at the forefront of people's minds. The advert has been created in a bid to highlight the continued importance of addressing the HIV epidemic - an issue which the International HIV/AIDS Alliance believes has fallen off the public agenda in recent years.

Published
06 February 2014
From
Independent
‘Not quite normal’ – exploring poor mental health in gay men

Although legal and social equality for gay people is further advanced in the Netherlands than in most other countries, Dutch gay men have much higher rates of

Published
06 February 2014
By
Roger Pebody
HPV Vaccination 'Should Be Given To Boys'

Thousands of lives could be saved in Britain each year if boys are given the same vaccination that protects girls from developing cervical cancer. Campaigners say the jab - which 12 and 13-year-old girls get to immunise them against Human Papilloma Virus - would be "hugely beneficial" to boys as well. They say the £24m-a-year cost of immunising boys would save "a colossal amount further down the health chain".

Published
05 February 2014
From
Sky News
Meth: interview with DJ Fat Tony on sex party drug behind HIV rise in London gay scene

Follow-up interview to http://www.channel4.com/news/crystal-meth-hiv-gay-men-london-sex-parties with gay scene DJ Fat Tony on increases in meth injection in gay men in London. "These are not street addicts - I know doctors, practitioners, lawyers- this is injection of a recreational drug."

Published
31 January 2014
From
Channel 4 News

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