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Increased risk of invasive meningococcal disease among men who have sex with men in Europe

In a new rapid risk assessment, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control concludes there is an increased risk in Europe of invasive meningococcal disease among men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly in metropolitan settings.

Published
08 July 2013
From
ECDC
Strategies to detect and treat MSM with acute infection may be a powerful tool to control HIV epidemics

The detection and control of acute (very recent) HIV infection may be a powerful HIV prevention measure in HIV epidemics in men who have sex with men

Published
06 July 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Ambitious plans for treatment as prevention in Asia, but challenges remain

Countries such as China, Cambodia and Vietnam have made strong commitments to curbing their HIV epidemics through the expansion of HIV testing and antiretroviral treatment, but numerous

Published
04 July 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Bangkok PrEP study finds PrEP efficacy is related to drug exposure

The 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention heard two late-breaker presentations providing new data about two studies of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in injecting drug

Published
04 July 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Addressing HIV prevalence among gay men and drug users in Thailand

HIV prevalence among female sex workers in Thailand is largely stable and low. Thailand is also proving successful in reaching HIV-positive pregnant women and is on the verge of virtually eliminating mother-to-child transmission. However, the picture is less rosy for other parts of the Thai population: an estimated 39% of people who inject drugs are HIV-positive, and a 2010 survey in Bangkok found that 31% of men who have sex with men (MSM) are infected with the virus. The two high-risk populations are now being targeted with large-scale projects.

Published
03 July 2013
From
The Guardian
How can most-at-risk populations be encouraged to seek HIV testing?

Peer-mediated HIV counselling resulted in the highest uptake of HIV counselling and testing (HCT) among male most-at-risk populations (M-MARPS), according to a longitudinal analysis of three testing strategies

Published
03 July 2013
By
Lesley Odendal
Hepatitis C reinfection occurs frequently among gay men living with HIV in London

There is a high incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) reinfection among gay men living with HIV in London, results of a study published in the online

Published
02 July 2013
By
Michael Carter
Turning surveillance into support for men who have sex with men in Africa

We need to stop simply doing research into the health and behaviours of gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in resource-poorer countries, and

Published
02 July 2013
By
Gus Cairns
High positivity rate and good linkage to care at Barcelona community testing project

A single community testing site is testing over a third of the gay men newly diagnosed with HIV in Catalonia, Spain, and is able to link almost all

Published
02 July 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Putin signs ‘gay propaganda’ bill into law

Russian president has signed the nationwide bill, passed by the State Duma and Senate unanimously, into law. Many gay rights campaigners say it will incite hate crime and make homophobia legal.

Published
01 July 2013
From
Gay Star News

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