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Gay Men, MSM and Transgender Pre-Conference Kicks Off in Melbourne

The opening session of the two-day pre-conference on Gay Men, MSM and Transgender People in the Global AIDS Response sponsored by The Global Forum on MSM & HIV at Melbourne Town Hall began with solemn words and a moment of silence for the tragic deaths of the almost 300 people killed in on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, with special acknowledgement of Martine de Schutter and Pim de Kuijer, both with close ties to this community.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Science Speaks
HIV Incidence In Australia Is The Highest In 20 Years, And Many Are Being Diagnosed Too Late

Last year 1,235 new cases of the virus were diagnosed and reported across Australia. While the rates in the past two years have remained stable, the number of cases detected in 2013 represents a 70% increase over the number of people in 1999, which was when diagnoses were at their lowest.

Published
18 July 2014
From
Business Insider
WHO: No, Not All Gay Men Need to Take Antiretroviral Drugs

A new recommendation from the World Health Organization about who should take drugs to prevent HIV is causing confusion and controversy nationwide.

Published
17 July 2014
From
Healthline
Study finds no evidence that HIV-positive gay men in UK have increased risk of neurocognitive impairment

Prevalence and severity of neurocognitive impairment does not differ between HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay men, UK investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
15 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
The new pill that could revolutionize gay life is reawakening old arguments

For the past several years, the conversation about gay life has been, to a large degree, a conversation about gay marriage. This summer—on social media, on Fire Island, at the Christopher Street pier, and in certain cohorts around the ­country—what many gay men are talking about among themselves is Truvada. And what’s surprising them is how fraught the conversation can be.

Published
14 July 2014
From
New York magazine
WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

Published
11 July 2014
From
WHO press release
Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

Published
11 July 2014
From
World Health Organization
Poppers maculopathy

A case report of irreversible visual damage in a 30-year old man, one of an increasing number linked to use of poppers (isobutyl nitrite).

Published
10 July 2014
From
The Lancet
Substantial proportion of male HIV infections labelled as 'heterosexual exposure' in UK probably due to sex with other men

Up to a fifth of HIV infections among black African men initially classified as 'heterosexual exposure' in the UK are likely to have been acquired

Published
10 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV prevention needs to support gay men to discuss HIV status and risk, especially in relationships

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Scotland rarely talk explicitly about HIV status with their sexual partners, but make sexual decisions based

Published
09 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody

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