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UK government reject Committee recommendations on PSHE

Today, the Government failed to accept any of the recommendations made by the Education Select Committee on how to improve personal, social and health education (PSHE) in this country. The committee recommended PSHE should be made compulsory in all schools and that compulsory guidance for schools (which currently dates back to 2000) be updated ensuring PSHE is inclusive of same-sex relationships – the Government’s response fails to accept this.

Published
17 July 2015
From
NAT press release
UK: Is HIV Prevention Failing?

Let down by a now decimated HIV prevention budget, a record number of gay men were diagnosed with HIV in 2013. Chris Godfrey speaks to the National Aids Trust, GMFA and ACT UP London to find out how current HIV prevention strategies are failing and what is needed to curb the worrying increase in transmissions.

Published
17 July 2015
From
QX
HIV PEP with emtricitabine/tenofovir/rilpivirine has excellent completion and adherence rates

Daily post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with single tablet emtricitabine/tenofovir/rilpivirine (Complera, Eviplera) has excellent completion rates and good side-effect and safety profiles, Australian investigators report in the online edition of

Published
17 July 2015
By
Michael Carter
Sex on premises

In news that will shock absolutely no-one, gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) enjoy having sex. Often, we’re not too fussed where – bedrooms, backrooms, bathrooms – so much so that commercial operations exist to provide gay men the opportunity to show up, fuck and leave.

Published
15 July 2015
From
Archer
How are drugs changing the way London's gay men have sex?

An in-depth investigation into the men, meth and mechanics of the city's ‘chemsex’ communities.

Published
15 July 2015
From
Dazed
Preventing HIV in the UK heterosexual population

It is time to think again about which heterosexuals acquire HIV in the UK and how we can best meet their prevention needs.

Published
13 July 2015
From
National AIDS Trust
What Has the Chancellor Got Against Sexual Health?

It is hard to see this cut as anything other than an attack on gay men's health.

Published
09 July 2015
From
Huffington Post
Africa: Global Fund Approves $17 Million for New HIV Programmes in Africa

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has granted around US$17 million to two consortia of organisations focussing on key populations most affected by HIV, to combat the disease across eastern and southern Africa.

Published
08 July 2015
From
AllAfrica
Drug consumption rooms: an overview of provision and evidence

The European Union’s drug misuse monitoring centre says the evidence contradicts concerns that facilities where drug users can more safely use illegal drugs might counterproductively encourage drug use, delay treatment entry, or aggravate problems arising from local drug markets; instead both the users and the community benefit.

Published
06 July 2015
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
The sexual and reproductive health issue you’ve probably never heard of….

Why is one of the most common gynaecological conditions in sub-Saharan Africa, schistosomiasis, misunderstood, under-researched and under-reported? It is a significant risk factor for HIV acquisition in women.

Published
06 July 2015
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