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Poor mental health more commonly experienced by gay and bisexual men who are younger, poorer, less educated or black

While it is well established that men who have sex with men are more likely to experience poor mental and emotional health than other men,

Published
20 May 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Is it because we’re gay or is it because we’re men?

Are gay men, as some would have it, ‘the biggest suicide cult in history’ or are we just having a good time? It’s well known that we have sex with more people than our heterosexual brothers. We’re also more likely to take drugs and drink to excess – and are much more likely to prance around in nightclubs with our tits to the wind. Is this indicative of great pain or of joy?

Published
19 May 2016
From
FS
Are HIV Sex Roulette Parties Actually a Thing?

A slew of online reports in sensationalist news outlets allege that the latest gay sex phenomenon is the 'sex roulette' party, an organized orgy of sorts where one person is HIV positive—and no one knows who. There's a lot to unpack with these reports .

Published
19 May 2016
From
Towleroad
Denmark shows first clear evidence of the success of treatment as prevention in gay men in a high income country

A study by the University of California, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen University Hospital provides the first unambiguous evidence of a link between high rates of viral suppression

Published
18 May 2016
By
Gus Cairns
With new data, states can better focus HIV prevention for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men

HIV prevention for MSM has long been complicated by a lack of complete data.Now, Emory University researchers, in collaboration with CDC, have provided that crucial information Exit Disclaimer. The researchers estimated HIV rates for MSM in every state, and in most counties and cities nationwide.

Published
18 May 2016
From
aids.gov
UNAIDS calls for full and complete access to quality health care, including mental health care, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people

UNAIDS stands with people and organizations around the world in commemorating the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) on 17 May, the day 26 years ago when the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. The IDAHOT theme for 2016 is mental health and well-being.

Published
18 May 2016
From
UNAIDS
Muslim states block 11 LGBT groups from attending UN Aids meeting

A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending Aids, sparking a protest by the US, Canada and the EU. Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member general assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to object to the participation of the 11 groups. It did not give a reason in the letter, which Reuters has seen.

Published
17 May 2016
From
The Guardian
Successful diagnosis of acute/early HIV infections may have contributed to fall in HIV incidence in San Diego

An HIV testing programme targeting individuals with acute/early infection likely contributed to a decline in incident infections in San Diego after 2008, investigators report in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
17 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
Nigerian laws give conflicting message on HIV and homophobia

In 2016, the Nigerian government passed the HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Act. The law is meant to prevent HIV-related discrimination and ensure access to healthcare and other services. It also provides protection of the human rights and dignity of people affected by HIV in Nigeria. However, the 2014 anti-homosexuality act prohibiting all forms of same-sex sexual activity remains.

Published
17 May 2016
From
Key Correspondents
China study indicates bias against men who have sex with men spurs migration, potential spread of HIV, stalls services, responses

The study amongst Chinese MSM offers information about the potential spread of China’s HIV epidemic, as well as a shifting demographic’s demand for services.

Published
17 May 2016
From
Science Speaks

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