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AT LAST: Gay men and transgender people get vaccine to prevent genital warts and anal cancer – impressive pilot results in England

Gay men and transgender people in England now have limited access to the HPV vaccine. Early results from an ongoing pilot study are extremely encouraging.

Published
18 January 2017
From
HIV i-Base
ChemSex care plan

A new online, interactive resource to assist healthcare practitioners to guide ChemSex patients through a behaviour-change Care Plan, is now live. Designed for people who use chems who might be unable or unwilling to access support services, or for drugs workers/sexual health staff in areas where there are no ChemSex support services

Published
17 January 2017
From
David Stuart
Worried About HIV and Aging? The First Thing to Do Is Stop Smoking

There are people out there who are anxious about the impact HIV has on the aging process, but who continue to smoke. This is to be preoccupied by a threat that we don't quite understand and are not sure how to deal with, while neglecting a very real health threat that can be changed and brought under control.

Published
12 January 2017
From
The Body
Can E-Cigarettes Be a Harm Reduction Approach for HIV-Positive Smokers?

John is a 43-year-old gay-identified man who arrives coughing at my office for his weekly therapy appointment. "I've now been living with HIV for 15 years and undetectable for as long as they could measure viral loads. Now my doctor is telling me I have to quit smoking my pack a day."

Published
11 January 2017
From
The Body Pro
Risk of pregnancy loss among smokers much higher for women with HIV

Smoking “dramatically” increases the risk of pregnancy loss – miscarriage or stillbirth – in HIV-positive women, US investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

Published
11 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
Chemsex Study Shows Urgent Need for Education amid Rising GHB Deaths

The results of a study into chemsex in the UK illustrate the need for improved public education on the risks of gamma-hydoxybutyrate (GHB) use.

Published
19 December 2016
From
Talking Drugs
Hepatitis C virus infection is rising among gay and bisexual men in San Diego

The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among HIV-positive men who have sex with men in San Diego has increased over the past 15 years, especially

Published
05 December 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Inside The Dark, Dangerous World of Chemsex

Gay and bisexual men described wide-scale and systematic sexual violence, the deliberate drugging of vulnerable teenagers, the coaxing of impoverished men into a cloaked world of prostitution, frequent mental breakdowns from meth-induced psychoses, overdose victims routinely left to slip into comas, and a pile-up of sudden deaths. Almost no one is coming forward to report incidents to police. And most are not seeking help from services that treat substance abuse or tackle sexual exploitation.

Published
04 December 2016
From
Buzzfeed
Health agencies should challenge the idea that most gay men use drugs

Drug use generally and chemsex more specifically are perceived to be common and normalised behaviours among gay men involved in those scenes in London, but this perception

Published
29 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
NICE one? Is NHS guidance on substance misuse fit for purpose?

2007 was the last time the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence published guidance on psychosocial interventions for substance misuse. Is the guidance published a decade ago fit for purpose in 2016?

Published
28 November 2016
From
The Mental Elf
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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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