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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
Heavy smokers who quit more than 15 years ago still at high risk for lung cancer and should be screened

Expanding lung cancer screening to include people who quit smoking more than 15 years ago could detect more cases and further reduce associated mortality, according to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Published
27 January 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
UK: Closure of PACE, the LGBT+ mental health charity

PACE, the LGBT+ mental health charity, will close at the end of January 2016 due to lack of funding. Founded in 1985 PACE has provided support services for the LGBT+ community for over 30 years delivering counselling, advocacy, training, youth work, research and mental health support services.

Published
26 January 2016
From
PACE
Four Skills You Need to Successfully Manage Your HIV

Chronic illnesses can impact anyone, the secret is to manage yours. And to do that you need some specific skills. The people who are the most successful at managing their disease often do so by thinking of their illness as a journey or a hike down a path.

Published
24 January 2016
From
Huffington Post Canada

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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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