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The 'Undetectable' Paradox

To combat the spread of HIV, we need a way to talk honestly about what it means to be 'undetectable.'

Published
24 May 2013
From
Advocate.com
CANADA: Celibate Homosexual Men Now Allowed to Donate Blood in Canada

Health Canada is lifting the lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with other men. Starting July 22, 2013, men who have abstained from sexual intercourse with other men for at least five years will be able to donate blood.

Published
24 May 2013
From
CDC National Prevention Information Network
Small fall in new HIV diagnoses in London, but rate of new diagnoses among gay men continues to increase

There was a modest fall in the number of new HIV diagnoses in London in 2011, new figures show. A total of 2637 new diagnoses were made

Published
24 May 2013
By
Michael Carter
The LGB&T Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document is a resource for all those commissioning and delivering healthcare services in order to support the delivery of an equitable public health system. It has been developed to increase understanding of LGB&T health and make sure that the public health system tackles inequality related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Published
23 May 2013
From
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation
Michel Sidibé: AIDS-Free Future Means Fighting Homophobia

With May 17 marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, IPS spoke with Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, about how discrimination affects efforts to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS, how that fight is moving forward, and the post-2015 development agenda.

Published
23 May 2013
From
Inter Press Service
HIV infection rates rising in Kazakhstan

Research shows that HIV/AIDS among gay men is far higher than government statistics suggest.

Published
22 May 2013
From
Aljazeera.com
Honouring Shivananda Duncan George Khan OBE

APCOM, one on the many organisations he helped to found, honours pioneering HIV and MSM activist Shivananda Khan, who died on 20 May.

Published
21 May 2013
From
APCOM (Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health)
The MSMGF Launches New Online Resource to Support Grassroots HIV Advocates to Fight Homophobia and Transphobia

New website will provide access to advocacy toolkits, trainings, and technical assistance in English, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Published
21 May 2013
From
Global Forum on MSM & HIV
For Gay Men, a Fear That Feels Familiar: Bacterial Meningitis

A new, casually transmittable infection — a unique strain of bacterial meningitis — has cast a pall over the gay night life and dating scene, with men wondering whether this is AIDS, circa 1981, all over again. Seven men have died in New York City, about a third of diagnosed cases, since 2010. And in the last few months, the contagion seemed to be accelerating. It has targeted gay and bisexual men, and nobody knows exactly why.

Published
20 May 2013
From
New York Times
Promiscuous Gay Nerd: Is It Time to Abandon Serosorting?

Consider the underlying assumption of serosorting: that, for negative guys, choosing to have condomless sex with other negative guys is less risky than having condomless sex with poz guys. In an era of treatment as prevention, at some point doesn’t that assumption become untenable? Especially in cities with low testing rates and high levels of HIV stigma?

Published
20 May 2013
From
BETA blog

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