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Kenya: High Court Orders LGBT Group Registration

The High Court of Kenya, in a groundbreaking decision, ruled on April 24, 2015, that members of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights group could formally register their organization, Human Rights Watch said today. “The court decision is a significant victory for the LGBT community, not only in Kenya, but elsewhere in Africa where LGBT groups have faced similar obstacles to registration,” said Graeme Reid, LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch. “An LGBT organization’s ability to register and advocate for its members is fundamental for free association, free speech, and equality under the law.”

Published
27 May 2015
From
Human Rights Watch
Inter-connecting health problems increase HIV risk for MSM

Intertwining health problems – syndemics – are associated with higher viral load and poorer adherence in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) taking antiretroviral treatment (ART),

Published
19 May 2015
By
Michael Carter
Decriminalising homosexuality in Kenya will help reduce HIV

In Kenya, stigma and discrimination against sexual minorities, particularly men who have sex with men and transgender people, is putting them at increased risk of HIV.

Published
15 May 2015
From
Key Correspondents
Truvada PrEP causes only mild loss of bone mineral density

Treatment with tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is associated with small but significant decreases in bone mineral density (BMD), investigators from the landmark iPrEx study report in the

Published
14 May 2015
By
Michael Carter
Philip Christopher Baldwin talks about living with hep C in the gay community

I did not have the courage to tell people that I had Hep C, worried that others would gossip about me. There were no role models in the media for co-infection with HIV and Hep C, which made it harder to be open. I had fought so hard to be an out gay man, and now I was hiding something that was inextricably linked to my sexuality, to my identity and to my core sense of who I am.

Published
13 May 2015
From
QX
Britain has elected the most LGBTI MPs in the world

With the final votes counted and the General Election over, Britain is officially the country with the highest number of out LGBTI MPs in the world.

Published
11 May 2015
From
Gay Star News
HIV infection and low CD4 count associated with hardening of arteries

HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of hardening of the arteries, investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The US study compared changes

Published
06 May 2015
By
Michael Carter
Gender-neutral HPV vaccination

Peter Baker is Campaign Director for HPV Action, a collaborative partnership of patient and professional organisations that are working together to achieve gender-neutral (both boys and girls) vaccination for the human papilloma virus (HPV). He presents a clear argument for introducing a gender-neutral vaccination programme in the UK, and highlights the potential public health benefits, long term savings in treatment and care and reduction in human suffering that would result.

Published
05 May 2015
From
MEDFASH
Gay and Bi Men Eager to Enter PrEP Demonstration Project

Transgender women and men who have sex with men have been eager to participate in the U.S. PrEP Demonstration Project, a real-world study of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis.

Published
05 May 2015
From
AIDSMeds
European Court of Justice justifies some bans on donated gay blood

Lifetime bans on gay men donating blood may be justified as long as authorities have no access to “less onerous” methods of keeping blood supplies free from sexual infections, according to a ruling from the EU’s highest court.

Published
01 May 2015
From
Financial Times

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