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Malawi to prioritise gender-based messages in response to HIV and TB

A new civil society charter to tackle HIV and TB is prioritising gender-based messages to help change people’s behaviour.

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7 hours ago
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Key Correspondents
NEGATIVE: HIV Negative Gay Men Speaking for Themselves (video)

“Talk to me like you talk to your friends when no one is around.” That was my only request when I sat down with each of four HIV negative gay men to create a short film about their lives and attitudes (video below). They held back nothing, sharing details of their sex lives, their fears of becoming infected, and, perhaps most surprising, what they really think of HIV positive guys.

Published
7 hours ago
From
My Fabulous Disease
Ugandan Health Workers Could Become Front-Line Enforcers Of Anti-Homosexuality Act

Updated draft guidelines propose to let health workers break confidentiality of LGBT patients when “a person has been sodomized” or in cases of “aggravated homosexuality.”

Published
8 hours ago
From
BuzzFeed
Studies investigate presence of hepatitis C virus among gay and bisexual men

A review of epidemiological studies on hepatitis C in gay and bisexual men, including those who are HIV negative.

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8 hours ago
From
CATIE
Why Russia is Heading Toward an HIV Crisis and Privacy Disaster

Russian lawmakers are said to be moving on a bill that would mandate every citizen living with HIV/AIDS must submit to fingerprint data collection, a worrying turn of events in a country that is already seeing the damages of a disastrous HIV policy.

Published
23 April 2014
From
Care2.com
30 years on and still more to do to educate gay men about HIV prevention

Thirty years after the discovery of virus, new research from NAT (National AIDS Trust) reveals that gay men are in the dark about new HIV prevention tools, with knowledge among 16-24 year olds particularly low.

Published
23 April 2014
From
NAT press release
Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective in HIV Patients

Vaccines against cervical cancer work well even in sexually active women with H.I.V., a new study has found. It also found that women who already have one or two strains of the cancer-causing virus can be protected against others.

Published
22 April 2014
From
New York Times
Harm-Reduction Program Optimizes HIV/AIDS Prevention, UCSF Study Shows

New research from UC San Francisco and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation has found that clients participating in a harm-reduction substance use treatment program, the Stonewall Project, decrease their use of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, and reduce their sexual risk behavior.

Published
22 April 2014
From
University of California San Francisco press release
'Chem sex' commonly reported by UK gay men diagnosed with shigella

 'Chem sex' (taking recreational drugs during sex) and attendance at sex parties are commonly reported by UK gay men with shigella infection, according to research presented to

Published
17 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
Petition to Remove AHF's Michael Weinstein for "Party Drug" remark about PrEP

A former model for one of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)'s campaigns has set up an online petition demanding the resignation of Michael Weinstein, Chief Executive of AHF, after he described Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis as a "party drug".

Published
16 April 2014
From
Change.org
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