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Living in a stigmatizing country increases HIV risk for MSM in Europe

Men who have sex with men (MSM) living in European countries with laws and attitudes that stigmatize male homosexuality often conceal their sexual orientation, have unmet HIV prevention

Published
22 June 2015
By
Michael Carter
How to prevent HIV and STI in men who have sex with men: an ECDC guidance

Many European countries have had specific prevention programmes for men who have sex with men (MSM) since the early years of the HIV epidemic. But sex between men is still the predominant mode of HIV transmission across the EU/EEA. In its new guidance HIV and STI prevention among men who have...

Published
19 June 2015
From
ECDC
Gay Men and Blood Donation - Are We Focusing on the Wrong Inequality?

For so much activism to focus on blood donation rules is to get fixated on the wrong inequality. What should be getting all of us outraged is the reason for this different blood donation treatment - the vastly higher rate of HIV amongst gay men compared with the general population.

Published
12 June 2015
From
Huffington Post
African scientists on anti-homosexuality laws: Criminalization harms public health

Report details how criminalization and discrimination against sexual minorities fuels spread of infectious diseases among general populations as well as among men who have sex with men.

Published
12 June 2015
From
Science Speaks
Acute HCV infections observed among HIV-negative gay men in London

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are occurring among HIV-negative gay men in London, investigators report in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis. Researchers at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital identified

Published
10 June 2015
By
Michael Carter
Meth Finds a New Market in New York

Meth is not new to New York, nor is it new to the gay sex scene, but its use is a relatively new phenomenon among black and Hispanic men who have sex with men.

Published
09 June 2015
From
New York Times
Most gay men with HIV in central European capitals are undiagnosed, survey has found

A survey of gay men in the European cities of Barcelona, Bratislava, Bucharest, Ljubljana, Prague and Verona has found that in all cities but Barcelona the majority

Published
09 June 2015
By
Gus Cairns
HIV risk among young gay, bi men tied to societal issues

People who described themselves as being in low to average social and economic groups were more likely to become HIV-positive than those in higher socioeconomic groups. Also, the authors found, young age at first sexual experience with another male was tied to an increased risk of becoming HIV-positive, compared to a first encounter at an older age.

Published
08 June 2015
From
Reuters
What makes you think he’ll never cheat?

Working in HIV prevention, I can no longer count the number of times I’ve heard someone say that they believed that they were in a monogamous relationship only to find out that they weren’t. That’s a harsh wake-up call at the best of times. When accompanied by an HIV diagnosis it is far from the best of times.

Published
05 June 2015
From
GMFA
Racism and the gay scene

Over 850 Black, white, Asian, South Asian, Arab and mixed race gay men shared their thoughts on race and racism with FS.

Published
05 June 2015
From
GMFA

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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