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Study of HIV and STI risk is a “wake-up call” for health providers serving young gay men

Rates of new HIV and STI cases were as high, or higher, among participants than among rates previously found for older age groups, especially for Black and Hispanic young men.

Published
04 May 2016
From
BETA blog
China has a long way to go before it achieves 90-90-90 targets

A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests that China has a long way to go before it achieves UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. Research conducted in Shandong Province showed that

Published
04 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
Which men stand to benefit most from access to PrEP?

New data from the PROUD pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study have identified the characteristics of the gay and other men who have sex men (MSM) who are most

Published
03 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
Anti-LGBTQ laws increase risk of HIV, drug use, and violence

Recently enacted laws in North Carolina and Mississippi and their impact on the rights of the LGBTQ community have brought to light a serious public health issue: an increased risk of HIV and gender-based violence. Laws such as these, as well as in other states, specifically exclude communities from protections against discrimination and create environments with gender inequality, stigmatization, and differential access to services. Together, this can lead to increased risk of violence.

Published
03 May 2016
From
The Hill (blog)
How do gay men diagnosed with HIV change their risk behaviour?

To what extent do gay men modify their sexual risk behaviour after testing HIV positive? Two Australian surveys conducted over the last few years have found that

Published
02 May 2016
By
Gus Cairns
When pornography uses condoms, those watching have safer sex

Men who view more sexually explicit pornography where condoms were used were less likely to have anal sex without a condom themselves. A study shows evidence that suggests pornography can have an important protective function by encouraging men to use condoms. The research is among the first to examine the relationship between sexually explicit media and the frequency of condomless anal encounters.

Published
28 April 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
ART use doesn't increase sexual risk among people with HIV in the UK

Taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) is not associated with an increased risk of condomless sex with HIV-negative/unknown status partners – sex that potentially involves a risk of transmission  –

Published
28 April 2016
By
Michael Carter
More targeted interventions to diagnose HIV during acute infection are needed, researchers warn

Men who have sex with men (MSM) diagnosed with HIV in the acute phase of HIV infection have a greater number of recent sexual partners and

Published
28 April 2016
By
Michael Carter
Why being gay or bisexual gets easier with age: risk of suicide is SIX times higher in younger men

Young gay and bisexual men are twice as likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than older people with same sexuality, a study has found. Those under the age of 26 were six times more likely to attempt suicide or self harm compared to men over 45. But living in London or with a partner were both found to boost mental health.

Published
27 April 2016
From
Daily Mail
Newly Diagnosed HIV+ Men Are Embracing Treatment More Than Ever Before

Gay and bisexual men who are newly diagnosed with HIV change their behaviour to reduce the chance of onward transmission, according to the results of a long-running Australian study released today. It found that more newly diagnosed men are adopting treatment as prevention (TasP) than ever before.

Published
26 April 2016
From
Star Observer

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