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Antivirals like Truvada make it possible for gay men to love without a sense of dread

Medical breakthroughs have finally given us the potential to avoid contracting HIV or passing it to others.

Published
17 February 2015
From
The Guardian
Dover Health Centre displays 'offensive' sign turning away gay men

An NHS trust has apologised after a health centre displayed an "offensive" notice turning away gay men. The clinic had a sign stating that patients who had been sexually assaulted, who are male and have sex with men, or sex workers could not be tested there.

Published
13 February 2015
From
Kent Online
Lowering the Age for HIV Prevention

The risk of infection is highest among among gay black men in their teens—but Truvada, the drug otherwise known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, is still available only for people 18 and older.

Published
13 February 2015
From
The Atlantic
Pilot study suggests that PrEP for other STIs might work

A small pilot study using a daily dose of the antibiotic doxycycline as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has found that a group of HIV-positive

Published
12 February 2015
By
Gus Cairns
amfAR Report Examines Heavy Impact of HIV/AIDS on Black Gay Men in the United States

CDC says one in three Black gay men in the U.S. is living with HIV; Report urges stronger national effort to reduce HIV disparities and better support community

Published
10 February 2015
From
AmFAR
Chemsex is not a drug problem – it’s a sex problem

If you haven’t had sober sex in the last six months, it hardly makes you a raging drug addict. But intimate sexual connections form a very important part of our general well-being, and if we’re relying too heavily on chems to fulfil those needs, then there’s some kind of problem going on.

Published
09 February 2015
From
GMFA
How Well Do Condoms and PrEP Prevent HIV Among Gay and Bi Men?

CDC researchers have estimated how well condoms and PrEP, used independently or in combination, prevent HIV among gay and bisexual men. How much faith can individuals place in these figures?

Published
06 February 2015
From
Poz
Men who have sex with men have other health inequalities as well as poor sexual health, say Public Health England

The UK government’s leading body for public health this week launched a new framework for improving the health of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex

Published
06 February 2015
By
Roger Pebody
ViiV Launches $10M Initiative to Fight HIV Among Black MSM

ViiV Healthcare's four-year, $10 million "Accelerate!" initiative aims to reduce the HIV epidemic among black men who have sex with men (MSM) in Jackson, Mississippi, and Baltimore, Maryland.

Published
06 February 2015
From
Poz magazine news
ChemSex and HCV transmission among UK MSM

A recently published guide for health professionals (ChemSex & Hepatitis C), claiming to be based on c.500 conversations with MSM clients, offers an illuminating, ground-level account of one risk environment: events involving “ChemSex”, or the collective use of recreational drugs to enhance sexual experience. The authors claim that ChemSex parties are a growing HCV risk for MSM for three reasons: greater availability of certain non-injection drugs; increased injecting drug use; more widespread use of smartphone Apps and online “hooking-up” sites.

Published
03 February 2015
From
BMJ Group blogs

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