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AIDS 2012 Conference Organizer's Response to MSMGF

Published
20 June 2013
From
AIDS 2012
New Analysis of World’s Premier AIDS Conference Finds Poor Coverage of Populations Most-at-Risk for HIV

Hundreds of Organizations Worldwide Call on Conference Organizers to Increase Meaningful Coverage of Gay Men, Transgender People, People Who Inject Drugs, and Sex Workers.

Published
20 June 2013
From
Global Forum on MSM & HIV
John-Manuel Andriote: To Show Real Gay Pride, How About Reframing Safe Sex as What Proud, Healthy Gay Men Naturally Do?

When we have new generations who didn't watch their friends die horrific deaths from AIDS now dismissing condom use as "political correctness," and serious writers claiming that "hedonism" is what drives reckless sexual behavior, it's time for a reality check.

Published
20 June 2013
From
Huffington Post
Tanzania: Police Abuse, Torture, Impede HIV Services

Tanzanians who are most at risk of HIV face widespread police abuse and often can’t get help when they are victims of crime, Human Rights Watch and the Wake Up and Step Forward Coalition (WASO) said in a report released today.

Published
19 June 2013
From
Human Rights Watch Health
STD Screening Strategies: Urine Not Enough in MSM

Urine screening alone is not a reliable method of finding gonorrhea and chlamydia infections in young men who have sex with men (MSM). Triple screening—pharyngeal, rectal, and genital—improves chlamydia and gonorrhea detection, particularly in an at-risk population.

Published
18 June 2013
From
Internal Medicine News
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

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