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What the Gay Men’s Sex Survey tells us about chemsex

We especially welcome the survey findings as they include all-too rare data about the role of alcohol and drugs. Our work in our Antidote LGBT drug and alcohol service has been dominated by responding to chemsex needs in the past few years, but it’s been difficult to get a perspective on how widespread a problem it actually is. The Gay Men’s Sex Survey gives us some answers.

Published
28 June 2016
From
London Friend
At Sex Parties, PrEP Takes HIV Disclosure Off the Table

PrEP is changing the landscape of sex parties and other group sex events, helping to break down barriers between people who are positive and negative—and helping people who are HIV-negative stay that way.

Published
28 June 2016
From
BETA blog
Why We Should Pay for the Pill to Stop You Getting HIV

Other events will be overshadowing today’s Gay Pride march in London, but one significant group on the parade is a bunch of HIV organisations and their fans marching, probably in blue, under the banner #United4PrEP - pre-exposure prophylaxis, the HIV pill to stop HIV.

Published
27 June 2016
From
Huffington Post
China making HIV self-test kits more accessible to plug gap in testing of at-risk groups

China is now aiming to make HIV self-test kits widely available to the internet-savvy generation. Its Centre for Aids/STD Control and Prevention (NCAids) said it would make the kits widely accessible through online outlets and pharmacies, which could “reach out to those under the radar, helping to link them to care”.

Published
27 June 2016
From
South China Morning Post
Serosorting Likely Responsible for Reducing HIV Infections in Seattle, Say Researchers

Over the last 12 years, more men who have sex with men in Seattle have been serosorting to reduce risk of HIV transmission, according to results from a study published in JAIDS. And it seems to be working—with a corresponding decline in new HIV cases.

Published
27 June 2016
From
BETA blog
15% of gay men in the U.S. living with HIV, estimate researchers

Researchers at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control recently released a report estimating the prevalence of HIV infections among men who have sex with men in the U.S.

Published
24 June 2016
From
BETA blog
PrEP use is rising fast in US, but large racial disparities remain

More than 49,000 people in the US have filled prescriptions for Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at retail pharmacies, according to the results of a survey by Gilead

Published
24 June 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Council LGBTI Conclusions are Trojan horse: legitimising homophobia

Last Thursday, the Council of the European Union adopted its conclusions on LGBTI equality. It is the first time ever that the Council adopts a document addressing LGBTI equality. However, the document creates a potentially harmful novelty by including that in its activities on LGBTI equality the Commission should “fully respect . . . Member States’ national identities and constitutional traditions.”

Published
22 June 2016
From
EU Parliament Integroup on LGBT Rights
All 28 EU member states reach consensus on LGBT rights for first time

The 28 EU member states have reached a consensus on LGBT rights for the first time in European history. The Council of the European Union reached consensus on Friday on a Netherlands-backed agreement concerning women’s rights, gender equality and the protection of LGBTI people across the EU. For the first time ever, the 28 member states agreed at the Council to work against “any discrimination” against LGBT people, and to ramp up pan-European efforts on equality.

Published
22 June 2016
From
Pink News
It gets better: Gay men aged over 65 have the happiest sex lives

Gay and bi men aged over 65 are the happiest with their sex lives and, in general, satisfaction seems to grow with age. And there’s good news for anyone diagnosed with HIV too – you are just as likely to have a happy sex life as people who are HIV negative or don’t know their status. That’s according to the biggest sex survey of gay and bi men in England, out today.

Published
22 June 2016
From
Gay Star News

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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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