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World first as SA launches national LGBTI HIV plan

In what has been hailed as a world first, the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) launched the country’s national lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) HIV plan in Durban on Wednesday night on the penultimate day of the 8th South African AIDS conference.

Published
15 June 2017
From
Citizen
The Real Conversations of Grindr

Real-life exchanges from mobile dating app Grindr are at the centre of a powerful new awareness campaign spotlighting HIV stigma and its effects on the LGBTI+ community.

Published
09 June 2017
From
You Tube / HIV Foundation Queensland
Taking PrEP has a profound impact on gay men’s sexual health and wellbeing

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Seattle who had recently begun to take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) described profound impacts on their sexual health and wellbeing

Published
09 June 2017
By
Roger Pebody
WHO warns hep-A outbreak may be exacerbated by gay pride season

An outbreak of hepatitis A has spread over the past year among gay men in Europe, the United States and Chile, and upcoming gay pride events and a vaccine shortage could worsen the situation, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Published
08 June 2017
From
Reuters
PrEP Stymied in Europe: What's the hold up?

Europe is the birthplace of the smallpox vaccine and the Renaissance, among other treasures. So why can’t this continent that has brought forth such cornerstones of public health and flourishing civilization deliver oral PrEP—a mere pill a day to prevent HIV, which already exists and is being successfully implemented in several countries, including Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and the US?

Published
08 June 2017
From
AVAC
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

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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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