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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
‘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
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
Crystal: More Balls

For twenty years we have been repeatedly warned by the gay and straight press that the UK gay scene is about to get taken over by Crystal AND WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!! You may have noticed this has not happened.

Published
31 January 2014
From
Fagburn (blog)
Is crystal meth behind London's rising HIV levels?

Crystal meth use in the UK is extremely low. But the drug's popularity among gay men in London, where it is increasingly used at sex parties, means it is being linked to a worrying rise in HIV.

Published
31 January 2014
From
Channel 4 News
Gay and bisexual men in UK warned of Shigella outbreak

Gay and bisexual men in the UK are being targeted with a new health information campaign warning them about a serious gut infection. The joint Public

Published
30 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
Long-term immune response to vaccines is impaired in people with HIV

The long-term immune response to most vaccines is impaired in people with HIV, according to the results of a meta-anlaysis published in the online edition of Clinical

Published
22 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
UK: Experts warn of rise in gay ‘slamming’

The number of men using drugs in a sexual context quadrupled in two years and could be linked to a disturbing rise in HIV infection rates.

Published
19 January 2014
From
The Independent
Sex, on (T)app, right now. Cum ‘n’ get it.

20 years ago, every gay Londoner traipsing across Hampstead Heath, or risking the dangers of cottaging would have only dreamed of the easy access sex available now through sites and apps like Grindr, Gaydar and BBRT. Our wildest sexual fantasies only a mouse-click away; scroll down and tap that app, it’ll all be yours. Bring it on.

Published
16 January 2014
From
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