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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
Hepatitis A outbreaks among men who have sex with men: three clusters reported across 13 countries

Between February 2016 and February 2017, three clusters involving 287 confirmed cases of hepatitis A (HAV) have been reported across 13 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Most of the notified cases were among men who have sex with men (MSM) who had not been vaccinated against HAV.

Published
28 February 2017
From
ECDC
Will there be a new wave of HIV in people who inject drugs in the US?

Ever since there was an outbreak of HIV among white, largely rural heroin users in Indiana in 2015, there have been concerns that the conditions exist in

Published
20 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Stopping smoking cuts the risk of some cancers quickly in people with HIV

Smoking probably contributes far more to the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with HIV than antiretroviral drug choice, viral load or any factor linked to the

Published
17 February 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Unique case of PrEP failure without drug resistance reported from Amsterdam

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appears to be nearly 100% effective if taken consistently so that there are high drug levels in the body at the time of

Published
17 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Living with diagnosed HIV infection for a long time is associated with poor quality of life

Longer time living with diagnosed HIV infection is strongly associated with depression, anxiety and poor quality of life, according to UK research published in HIV

Published
10 February 2017
By
Michael Carter
Slamming booklet uses provocative 'Tom of Finland' images in safer injecting guide for gay men

This publication is adapted from a groundbreaking Dutch publication Slammen Do’s and Don’ts first published by Mainline Foundation in January 2016. The UK edition was adapted by Andrew Preston and Roy Jones, and superbly illustrated in the style of Tom of Finland by Michael Linnell.

Published
06 February 2017
From
Exchange Supplies
Study affirms that cocaine makes users more likely to risk unsafe sex

Cocaine use has long been tied anecdotally to higher-than-usual rates of impulsive behavior, including risky sex, but the tie-in has been difficult to study with any scientifically controlled rigor.

Published
03 February 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Recreational drug use very common among HIV-positive Londoners admitted for inpatient care

Recent recreational drug use is highly prevalent among HIV-positive people admitted to inpatient care at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, investigators report in HIV Medicine. Overall, 40% of

Published
02 February 2017
By
Michael Carter
Health experts concerned by rise in hepatitis A among gay and bisexual men

A simple vaccine is available to prevent infection.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Gay Star News

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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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