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Swiss Grindr survey finds 50% want to use PrEP in the next six months

A survey of Swiss gay men and men who have sex with men recruited through the Grindr networking app has found that while only 4.3% had taken

Published
08 June 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Cases of syphilis hit highest level in England since 1949

Figures from Public Health England show a 12% increase in diagnoses of the bacterial infection between 2015 and 2016.

Published
07 June 2017
From
The Guardian
America's Hidden HIV Epidemic

Why do America’s black gay and bisexual men have a higher H.I.V. rate than any country in the world?

Published
06 June 2017
From
New York Times
MSM, especially if HIV-positive, have an increased risk of meningococcal disease, according to US research

Men who have sex with men (MSM) have an increased risk of meningococcal disease, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of

Published
06 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
Belgium, Portugal and Brazil will provide PrEP through their health services; Morocco announces a PrEP study

In the last two weeks, several countries have announced that they will soon launch pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programmes. On 19 May, Belgium announced that it would start

Published
05 June 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Six-question risk score can identify HIV-positive gay men needing testing for acute hepatitis C

Six questions can identify HIV-positive gay men who are at elevated risk of having acute (recent) hepatitis C infection and who would benefit from further

Published
05 June 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Five reasons to jump right in, regardless of his HIV status

Stop what you’re doing and reset your Grindr filters, we are going to get you laid. If you’re not swiping right on HIV positive guys, then you need to read this article.

Published
02 June 2017
From
Emen8
High frequency of recurrent high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive MSM

A high proportion of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) successfully treated for high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions experience a recurrence of disease within

Published
31 May 2017
By
Michael Carter
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.

Published
24 May 2017
From
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

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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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