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Statement on Stephen Port murder convictions

Today has seen another high profile case involving gay men and dating apps. All three cases involved drug use, two in sexual contexts, a trend now known as chemsex.

Published
25 November 2016
From
London Friend
Argument over funding HIV PrEP drug reveals reluctance to tackle the realities of gay sex

Ignoring those at 'high risk' of HIV in order to sustain the idea of the 'good' gay man will only perpetuate the virus.

Published
22 November 2016
From
The Independent
Chemsex and slamming “suffused with romantic, emotional and communal attachments”

While gay men’s use of drugs in sexual contexts is often portrayed as deviant, extreme and unconnected with the sentimental norms of stable relationships, ethnographic research in

Published
22 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Aid groups grapple with stigmatization in HIV prophylaxis roll-out

PrEP’s success in sub-Saharan Africa will hinge more on the social than the scientific. Researchers and advocates will have to strike a balance in how they market and roll out PrEP. They have to ensure that it reaches stigmatized populations with high HIV transmission rates, such as MSM and sex workers. Meanwhile, they must ensure it is not perceived as exclusively a treatment for marginalized groups, which will lower its appeal both within those communities but also to other people who could benefit from it.

Published
21 November 2016
From
Devex
New Map Reveals HIV Risk Greatest in Southern Cities for Gay, Bisexual Men

A map documenting HIV rates for gay and bisexual men has revealed they are most at risk for becoming infected in multiple southern cities, according to a report being presented today by Emory University researchers.

Published
21 November 2016
From
ABC News
Rethinking the Ban — The U.S. Blood Supply and Men Who Have Sex with Men

The ban on donations from men who have sex with men was instituted at a time of public health panic and vast uncertainty, but 31 years later, scientific advances in testing and in understanding of disease transmission offer new tools and better ways than a sweeping ban to minimize the risk of transfusion-related HIV.

Published
17 November 2016
From
New England Journal of Medicine
Tina and slamming, a report on crystal meth in a sexual context

This report addresses the use of methamphetamine (crystal meth or tina) and slamming (intravenous use). These two phenomenona were never previously encountered or described in the Netherlands. Our study is based upon a desk review of statistical Dutch data, a literature review and 27 in-depth interviews with MSM that use crystal meth.

Published
16 November 2016
From
Mainline
Self-sampling for HIV testing popular with gay men who have not recently tested, but less uptake by African people

Three quarters of those using England’s free self-sampling service are men who have sex with men, with the service particularly popular among younger men and men who

Published
15 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Long term decline in consistent condom use among Australian gay men

Data from the last ten years of the Australian Gay Community Periodic Surveys shows a steady decline in consistent condom use, with more gay men attempting to

Published
15 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Grindr, Largest Gay Hookup App, Adds Fields for HIV Status, Undetectable, and PrEP Use

Grindr, a popular app for gay and bisexual men, announced today the addition of optional HIV-related fields in user profiles, such as HIV status (including undetectable), last HIV test date, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use.

Published
10 November 2016
From
The Body

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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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