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Happy people, safer sex

In a new study, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health report that HIV-positive men whose moods improved in a given week were more likely to have safe sex than they would in a normal week. In weeks where moods were worse than usual, they were more likely to have unprotected sex. Results appear online in the journal Health Psychology.

Published
04 February 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Uganda President Museveni Will Likely Sign Anti-Homosexuality Law

While international media praises Ugandan President Museveni for “blocking” the Anti-Homosexuality bill—in reality he’s politically weak, trying to appease both sides, and will likely sign the bill.

Published
03 February 2014
From
Political Research Associates
Close link between HIV and hepatitis C transmission networks

HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission networks are closely linked, according to Swiss research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Combining clinical data with phylogenetic analysis of

Published
03 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV testing interventions should challenge fears of a positive result

Among gay and bisexual men in Glasgow, not having recently taken an HIV test is associated with being under the age of 25, over the age

Published
03 February 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Homo-“phobia” in sub-Saharan Africa: How much more time are we going to postpone the real therapy of the “disease”?

Homophobia, like all human phobias, requires therapy. It would thus be more appropriate to consider homophobia as a social construct, a complex, and treat it as such. To do this, we must put our societies “on the couch” and let them express their suffering. This can happen in various ways but in any case a well-defined strategic plan for the long term seems needed. In this process, the role of the state and the international community must be, first and foremost, to organize, promote and guarantee free expression, without violence.

Published
31 January 2014
From
International Health Politics
Meth: interview with DJ Fat Tony on sex party drug behind HIV rise in London gay scene

Follow-up interview to http://www.channel4.com/news/crystal-meth-hiv-gay-men-london-sex-parties with gay scene DJ Fat Tony on increases in meth injection in gay men in London. "These are not street addicts - I know doctors, practitioners, lawyers- this is injection of a recreational drug."

Published
31 January 2014
From
Channel 4 News
Why Is Latin America So Progressive on Gay Rights?

Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay have moved more quickly on gay and trans rights than the United States and many nations in Western Europe. But it’s not just the left-leaning governments of Latin America that have endorsed these rights, and not all the region’s left-leaning governments have. So what explains the region’s support for gay rights? Why are the Latin Americans outpacing other regions?

Published
31 January 2014
From
New York Times
Uptake of PrEP for HIV slow among MSM

Prescriptions of the pill for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis have been slow in the USA. But trials of the therapy are gathering pace worldwide.

Published
31 January 2014
From
The Lancet
Crystal: More Balls

For twenty years we have been repeatedly warned by the gay and straight press that the UK gay scene is about to get taken over by Crystal AND WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!! You may have noticed this has not happened.

Published
31 January 2014
From
Fagburn (blog)
Is crystal meth behind London's rising HIV levels?

Crystal meth use in the UK is extremely low. But the drug's popularity among gay men in London, where it is increasingly used at sex parties, means it is being linked to a worrying rise in HIV.

Published
31 January 2014
From
Channel 4 News

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