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US research shows that HPV vaccination could prevent pre-cancerous anal cell changes in HIV-positive gay men

Vaccination against cancer-associated strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) could be highly effective at preventing pre-cancerous anal cell changes in men living with HIV, according to research published in

Published
03 January 2013
By
Michael Carter
We Are Here: LGBTI in Uganda

"American-born gay photographer D. David Robinson collected portraits and first-person accounts from lesbian, gay, transgender, and intersex Ugandans, then turned to The Advocate to offer these brave activists a forum to elevate their stories in their own words."

Published
02 January 2013
From
The Advocate
Documenting the rising epidemic among men who have sex with men in Asia

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) have released a new publication series intending to document and circulate good practices, share progress, stimulate discussion, and inform priority interventions and advocacy efforts to address the rising HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia.

Published
02 January 2013
From
UNAIDS / UNDP
Rectal microbicide research takes giant leap forward with groundbreaking educational video

In advance of the first-ever phase II trial of a rectal microbicide, IRMA, the Population Council and the Microbicides Trials Network release "The Rectal Revolution Is Here: An Introduction to Rectal Microbicide Clinical Trials". The jointly produced video, the first of its kind, is designed to educate communities affected by HIV about rectal microbicide development and the importance of participating in clinical trials to help speed the search for new HIV prevention options.

Published
19 December 2012
From
IRMA - International Rectal Microbicide Advocates
HIV+ MSM have 4 times HCV risk of HIV-negative MSM in meta-analysis

HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) run a 4 times higher risk of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection than HIV-negative MSM, according to results of a meta-analysis. The findings have implications for routine HCV screening in MSM.

Published
17 December 2012
From
International AIDS Society
Copy of HIV+ MSM have 4 times HCV risk of HIV-negative MSM in meta-analysis

HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) run a 4 times higher risk of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection than HIV-negative MSM, according to results of a meta-analysis. The findings have implications for routine HCV screening in MSM.

Published
17 December 2012
From
International AIDS Society
PEPFAR Blueprint: Community update for MSM advocates

PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free generation. What does it mean for MSM?

Published
17 December 2012
From
MSM Global Forum
The Eurasian Coalition on Male Health urges the governments of Eastern Europe and Central Asia to stop the adoption of laws prohibiting `homosexual propaganda`

The HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) continues to rapidly grow in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). One of the main reasons for this is the adoption of homophobic laws, so-called "laws prohibiting homosexual propaganda".

Published
12 December 2012
From
EATG
HIV prevalence drops among MSM in Zagreb, Croatia: Syphilis rate 7.6%

HIV prevalence lay below 3% among men who have sex with men (MSM) tested in Zagreb, Croatia in 2010 and 2011—a rate lower than the 4.5% prevalence recorded in a similar survey in 2006. Rates of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were below 10%.

Published
12 December 2012
From
International AIDS Society
Research Initiative, Treatment Action (RITA!): Special issue on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

The special issue of RITA features two comprehensive reviews of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and interviews with two PrEP experts. Robert Grant (UCSF) strongly argues that healthcare professionals should consider PrEP for anyone who states they want to find new ways to protect themselves or their partners from HIV, regardless of apparent or perceived risk factors.

Published
10 December 2012
From
Center for AIDS

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