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The Housing Crisis Is So Bad That Men Are Having To Sleep In Gay Saunas

Gay saunas are now at a new frontier of the homelessness epidemic, mopping up the capital’s acute shortage of affordable rental properties and social housing. The scale of the problem is so great that some saunas are having to change their admission policies, fearful of contravening licensing laws.

Published
06 May 2018
From
Buzzfeed
This Is What Happens To Men Forced To Offer Sex To Avoid Sleeping On The Street

In the second part of BuzzFeed News' gay sex-for-rent investigation, men speak out about the extreme violence and danger they face, as charities describe the shocking scale of the problem. “There’s never a time when I don’t think ‘This could be it,’” said one man. "'I could lose my life.’”

Published
06 May 2018
From
Buzzfeed
Loneliness and isolation top list of unmet social needs among people living with HIV in the UK

A survey of a large, representative sample of people attending HIV clinics in England has identified satisfaction with HIV-related services, but considerable unmet need for social and

Published
20 April 2018
By
Roger Pebody
New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance

State financial regulators in New York said Wednesday that they would investigate reports that gay men have been denied insurance policies covering life, disability or long-term care because they were taking medication to protect themselves against H.I.V. Such denials would amount to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, and the companies doing so could be penalized, said Maria T. Vullo, the state’s superintendent of financial services.

Published
15 February 2018
From
New York Times
Insurers told to catch up on advances in HIV treatment and other medical conditions

Research published earlier this year revealed that young people receiving the latest HIV drugs now have a “near-normal” life expectancy. Yet despite such profound changes in the health of people with the conditions, one in four say they have been refused a financial product or quoted an unaffordable insurance premium in the past five years.

Published
07 August 2017
From
The Independent
PIP: Promoting independence?

Ever since the abolition of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was announced, we at NAT have heard a lot of anxiety from people living with HIV about Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which is being brought in to replace DLA.

Published
21 July 2017
From
NAT
Gay black men with housing, social support less like to be part of HIV transmission “clusters”

With the lifetime risk of HIV for black gay men nearing 50% in the U.S., public health experts are keen to identify what’s putting young gay black men at higher risk—and figure out what can be done to protect young gay black men from HIV.

Published
10 July 2017
From
BETA blog
Life insurance policyholders with HIV urged to review life cover term

People with HIV who took out life insurance between 2009 and 2013 should review their policy, Unusual Risks has urged.

Published
24 May 2017
From
Professional Adviser
Study shows that HIV-positive nursing mothers in London can struggle to obtain and afford formula milk

Many HIV-positive nursing mothers in London are struggling to meet the financial costs of formula feed, according to research presented to the recent conference of

Published
18 April 2017
By
Michael Carter
Homeless US military veterans have high rates of HIV, HCV and HBV

Homeless veterans in the United States have a significantly higher prevalence of infection with HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared to non-homeless veterans,

Published
13 April 2017
By
Michael Carter
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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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