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Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to rule in favour of same-sex marriage

Taiwan has become the first Asian country to order its parliament to legalise same-sex marriage. The highest court in the land has ruled that Article 972 of the Civil Code, which states that marriage is between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.

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6 hours ago
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Pink News
Hong Kong could see 35 per cent surge in HIV cases by 2021, report says

The number of Hongkongers living with HIV is expected to surge by 35 per cent in the coming four years, with 74 per cent of infections taking place among men who have sex with men, according to the latest report by the government’s Advisory Council on AIDS.

Published
22 May 2017
From
South China Morning Post
LGB-Focused Resources Help Stressed Teens Cope

Imagining a better future isn't enough to help LGB teens deal with stress related to their sexual orientation, new research finds. However well-intentioned the idea, "It Gets Better" is not the best coping strategy for teens dealing with stress related to their sexual orientation, and, in some cases, it may even do more harm than good, according to a new study led by University of Arizona researcher Russell Toomey. A better method, according to the research, is for teens to seek out organizations, activities and resources focused specifically on the gay, lesbian and bisexual community.

Published
16 May 2017
From
Univesity of Arizona
Protease inhibitor drug suppresses HIV in semen more slowly than drugs from other classes

Protease inhibitors may not be the best class of drug for people newly diagnosed with HIV to start treatment with, if they wish to quickly

Published
12 May 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Indonesian authorities publicly released the results of HIV tests forced on 14 gay men

Human Rights Watch have released a statement denouncing the treatment of the men, stating that the police continue to violate the rights and privacy of LGBTQI people in Indonesia.

Published
11 May 2017
From
SBS
Increased screening for syphilis boosts detection of early latent infections among Australian gay men

Increased syphilis testing among gay men increased detection of early latent infections and was accompanied by a fall in the proportion of cases involving secondary syphilis, investigators report

Published
03 May 2017
By
Michael Carter
BHIVA response to The Irish Times article 'Anti-HIV drug removes personal responsibility'

This piece has generated a considerable amount of concern in the HIV community already as its content is completely at odds with current recommendations by the World Health Organisation and NICE which recognise that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an important component of HIV prevention. Numerous studies have shown that PrEP is a highly clinically and cost-effective safe intervention which reduces the risk of becoming infected with HIV by around 90%.

Published
24 April 2017
From
BHIVA
Black HIV-positive MSM in US still have lower rates of ART use

The proportion of newly diagnosed HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States who were promptly linked to care and started antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Published
17 April 2017
By
Michael Carter
The real sex lives of gay men - GMFA's biggest survey

GMFA has just conducted its biggest-ever sex survey for the 150th edition of its resource FS. Ian Howley, Chief Executive of GMFA, said: “With over 3,000 responses it gives a fascinating snapshot of the kind of sex that gay and bisexual men in the UK are having, what they enjoy and what they are doing, or not doing, to maintain their sexual health.”

Published
13 April 2017
From
GMFA
PrEP marketing campaigns get homoerotic. It’s about time.

Shirtless lucha libre Mexican wrestlers diving into bed are part of a colorful new print ad campaign promoting “health and sex” for Gilead Sciences, the pharma maker of HIV prevention drug Truvada.

Published
11 April 2017
From
Queerty
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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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