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Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men

A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June.

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8 hours ago
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BBC
FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

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8 hours ago
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FDA
Would you take a drug to prevent meth relapses, or stop alcohol cravings?

A small pilot study published in JAIDS has shown that a drug called naltrexone helps men who are interested in cutting back use less often, and may help reduce cravings for both meth and alcohol when taken on an as-needed basis.

Published
9 hours ago
From
BETA blog
Decriminalising sex work the key to success of HIV programmes

"I AM a sex worker. I have blood running through my veins and human rights just like all South Africans." This is a cry of a sex worker who has faced discrimination after being denied medical assistance for a suspected sexually transmitted infection (STI) at a public clinic in Mpumalanga.

Published
26 May 2016
From
BDlive
New U.S. HIV Data on Gay Men and MSM Lacks Race Analysis

Last week, Emory University in partnership with the CDC released new information about HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence among MSM around the country. The study used various methodologies to obtain more accurate information about the number of MSM there are on a state, county and city level. This information is critical in our attempt to assess the actual magnitude of the AIDS epidemic among MSM in America.

Published
26 May 2016
From
The Body
DIY sampling kits accessed through gay men's social media unearth new HIV cases

Offering DIY sampling kits for HIV using online dating apps and social media targeting gay men, successfully unearths previously undiagnosed cases of the infection, reveals an evaluation of the first large-scale dedicated service in the UK, published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Published
25 May 2016
From
EurekAlert!
American gay men’s use of condoms has been falling for a decade, regardless of serosorting or PrEP

There has been a long-term decline in condom use by American gay men, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in AIDS.

Published
24 May 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Game-changing HIV drug trial makes gay icon of health minister Jillian Skinner

Talking about his sex life is not a comfortable prospect for Tom Spillane, but this anxiety pales in comparison to a gnawing fear that dogged him for much of his 20s."HIV-HIV-HIV. How am I going to tell my parents I'm HIV positive?" The thought consumed him the morning after a night of unprotected sex. To his relief he had not contracted the virus, but that anxiety is a constant passenger for many sexually active gay men.

Published
23 May 2016
From
The Sydney Morning Herald
Three things you shouldn't say to gay men about HIV

Critics of PrEP, the daily pill that stops people getting HIV, say that gay men just need to change their behaviour, not take a preventative medicine. Here is why that alone is not the answer.

Published
20 May 2016
From
The Independent
Poor mental health more commonly experienced by gay and bisexual men who are younger, poorer, less educated or black

While it is well established that men who have sex with men are more likely to experience poor mental and emotional health than other men,

Published
20 May 2016
By
Roger Pebody
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