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New US guidelines recommend PrEP

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new guidelines recommending that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be considered for anyone HIV-negative who:Is

Published
14 May 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Brighton: Gay men urged to get tested for syphilis as rates soar

Gay and bisexual men in Brighton and Hove are being advised to get tested for syphilis as rates of the sexually transmitted infection soar.

Published
14 May 2014
From
Pink News
Syphilis cases increase among U.S. gay and bisexual men: CDC

The U.S. syphilis rate in 2013 was 5.3 cases per 100,000 people, more than twice the all-time low of 2.1 cases per 100,000 people in 2000, the CDC reported. The majority of patients with the disease, which is treatable, were men who had sex with other men.

Published
09 May 2014
From
Reuters
UK: Court of Appeal upholds man’s conviction for recklessly passing on genital herpes during sex with ex-girlfriend

The Court found that Mr Golding understood both that he had the infection and how it is transmitted, and by not preventing transmission – or disclosing his condition thereby allowing the complainant to make an informed decision whether or not she wanted to risk acquiring herpes – was guilty of reckless grievous bodily harm under Section 20 of the Offences Against The Person Act 1861.

Published
09 May 2014
From
HIV Justice Network
Antibiotic crisis bigger than Aids as common infections will kill, WHO warns

The report, Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance focuses on antibiotic resistance in seven different bacteria responsible for common, serious diseases such as sepsis, diarrhoea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea.It found that antibiotic resistance is present in all areas of the globe and is growing.

Published
30 April 2014
From
Daily Telegraph
SEX APPY - are you addicted to sex apps?

There are numerous apps designed specifically for gay men. If we’re feeling horny, bored or lonely, there’s a gay social networking app that can help fix that – but over-reliance on these apps can become a real problem.

Published
28 April 2014
From
GMFA FS
Judge Gives HIV Dating Website a Break

Online daters failed to show that SuccessfulMatch.com misled them into believing their HIV and STD statuses would remain private, a federal judge ruled.

Published
24 April 2014
From
Courthouse News Service
NEGATIVE: HIV Negative Gay Men Speaking for Themselves (video)

“Talk to me like you talk to your friends when no one is around.” That was my only request when I sat down with each of four HIV negative gay men to create a short film about their lives and attitudes (video below). They held back nothing, sharing details of their sex lives, their fears of becoming infected, and, perhaps most surprising, what they really think of HIV positive guys.

Published
24 April 2014
From
My Fabulous Disease
'Chem sex' commonly reported by UK gay men diagnosed with shigella

 'Chem sex' (taking recreational drugs during sex) and attendance at sex parties are commonly reported by UK gay men with shigella infection, according to research presented to

Published
17 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
Bug chasing and me

Recently I have come into contact with a number of people on online who have asked me to “poz” them. How did a virus like HIV become fetishized, and what happens when they become positive?

Published
17 April 2014
From
Beyond Positive

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