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Adeeba Kamarulzaman: fighting HIV/AIDS in Malaysia

Dr Kamarulzaman has steered the conservative Islamic government of Malaysia to tackle the HIV epidemic in injecting drug users and implement needle-exchange programmes.

Published
14 June 2013
From
The Lancet
Malaysia makes progress against HIV, but challenges remain

Malaysia has taken great strides in tackling HIV - needle exchange has been widely accepted by Islamic leaders as a necessity to preserve life. However, there are more delicate issues surrounding HIV prevention including the use of condoms outside of marriage, especially by men who have sex with men and sex workers.

Published
14 June 2013
From
The Lancet
More than 500 Endorsers Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety

 Over 500 organizations and individuals from nearly 60 countries have endorsed a Global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety. They all demand answers on whether sexual lubricants are safe for vaginal and anal intercourse. As the Call to Action points out, there are more questions than answers about the safety of sexual lubricants, and there are concerns that some of the products available on store shelves and at community-based organizations worldwide may actually cause harm.

Published
13 June 2013
From
IRMA - Rectal Microbicide Advocacy
South Africa: Anal sex stigma leads to problems in HIV fight

The stigma around anal sex in South Africa was hampering the fight against HIV and Aids, Health4Men programme manager Glenn de Swardt said during a recent discussion. The discussion was about the dangerous gaps in HIV prevention created by narrow assumptions of what constituted sex, and in particular anal sex.

Published
13 June 2013
From
Independent Online
Syphilis infection rates in B.C. almost double in 2012

Public health officials in B.C. are calling on sexually active gay and bisexual men to regularly get tested for syphilis after the number of new infections in the province almost doubled in 2012.

Published
12 June 2013
From
Vancouver Sun
Russia Passes Bill Banning Gay 'Propaganda'

Russia's lower house of Parliament passed a bill Tuesday that bans "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations," makes it a crime to hold gay pride events, speak in defense of gay rights or to say gay relationships are equal to heterosexual ones. Although ostensibly intended to protect minors, the bill is written so broadly that in effect it amounts to an outright ban.

Published
12 June 2013
From
Wall Street Journal
Yvette Cooper: Young gay men face ‘huge mental health problems’ and we need stronger LGBT inclusive sex education

Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Equalities, Yvette Cooper, has told PinkNews.co.uk that the government needs to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education a statutory requirement in order to address the health challenges faced by LGBT students.

Published
11 June 2013
From
Pink News
High rate of spontaneous disease regression in men with high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions

High-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions are more likely to regress than progress, according to Australian research published in the online edition of AIDS. The study involved 574 men, three-quarters

Published
10 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
Young gay Irish men warned over growing risk of HIV

Young gay and bisexual men have been warned the risk of contracting HIV has grown significantly. As new figures revealed a four-fold increase in new diagnoses among those aged between 25 and 34, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) said sexual health education and targeting HIV prevention measures were critical.

Published
10 June 2013
From
Irish Independent
Out of the Shadows: Paul Semugoma

During the XIX International AIDS Conference last year, Paul Semugoma, MD, gave a passionate speech on behalf of both LGBT and HIV-positive people. Coming out as gay during the speech made it even more memorable. As a private physician in Kampala, he specialized in researching HIV/AIDS among vulnerable communities in Uganda, including LGBTs. He shares why he came out, the aftermath of his speech and his hope for change.

Published
07 June 2013
From
Poz

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