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START study shows that people starting HIV treatment earlier have better quality of life

Rather than treatment side-effects having a negative impact on people’s quality of life when they start HIV treatment, data from the large randomised START study show a

Published
07 March 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Life expectancy in HIV-positive people in the US still lags 13 years behind HIV-negative people

A study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) comparing life expectancies of HIV-positive and HIV-negative people within the Kaiser Permanente health insurance

Published
28 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Club Drug Use Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) People

This document has been written as part of the wider suite of clinical guidance and tools that aim to provide evidence-based knowledge to inform the management in clinical practice of harms related to the use of ‘club drugs’.

Published
25 February 2016
From
NEPTUNE
Very high levels of chemsex and ‘slamsex’ seen in HIV-positive men attending English/Welsh HIV clinics

A survey of HIV-positive patients attending 30 HIV clinics in England and Wales, presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016), has found

Published
24 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Discovering Your Sexual Personality In a New Era of HIV

For the first time in generations, we have a chance to reclaim our sexual personality. For so long, sex brought death; now, sex can bring us to life again. Bur first, we have to re-teach our emotional brains. We have to break free from our chains and re-imagine our sexuality. How can we do this?

Published
20 February 2016
From
BETA blog
Telephone intervention can boost retention in care for HIV-positive patients with mental health and drug/alcohol problems

Retention in HIV care among patients with mental health and/or drug and alcohol problems can be improved with a telephone-based support intervention, but only if staff are able

Published
17 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
Depression Is Teaming Up 
With HIV to Kill 
Black Gay Men. 
Can We Stop It?

Black gay men, in particular, are bearing the brunt of these intersecting factors, leading them to experience higher rates of depression as well as increased HIV risks and negative health outcomes, including early death. Bottom line: Depression is teaming up with HIV to kill black gay men. But why?

Published
15 February 2016
From
HIVPlus Mag
Moderate alcohol consumption may be more harmful to people with HIV

Safe drinking limits for people living with HIV may be lower than the recommendations for the rest of the population, a large US cohort study suggests, especially

Published
10 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
A simple (ish) guide to the Psychoactive Substances Act

Comprehensive and user friendly guide to everything about the new Act.

Published
03 February 2016
From
DrugWatch
Chemsex is here to stay

The media is not demonising gay people; it is reporting something that is becoming rife within the gay community. Those who are not comfortable with it perhaps should take an honest look at themselves, as it seems the truth always lies among the many cracks in our soul.

Published
03 February 2016
From
FS Magazine

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