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Something for the weekend: one of the UK's first openly gay soldiers discusses his addiction to sex and drugs

When James Wharton quit the army after a decade to retreat to a job in the City and a cosy home in Windsor with his husband and their two dogs, it seemed he’d found his happily ever after. He could have hardly predicted that a year later his marriage would have broken down, he’d be living in central London and be addicted to a combination of hookups and drugs known as chemsex.

Published
05 September 2017
From
Independent
Trump’s team is rewriting a rule that made transgender health care accessible. Patients are scared.

The Trump administration is working to revise a section of the Affordable Care Act that says federally funded health programs cannot discriminate on the basis of sex. While the Obama administration made clear that this provision required states to cover transgender care through their Medicaid programs, the current administration is no longer enforcing the rule.

Published
05 September 2017
From
STAT
Chemsex: Why should it be a Public Health issue?

I don’t know about anybody else, but I can’t help thinking that the issue of chemsex is one we are still not really getting our act together on.

Published
05 September 2017
From
Jim McManus (blog)
Gay Male Immigrants May be at High Risk of HIV Infection Due to Stigma

MSM migrants are potentially affected by stigmas directed toward sexual minorities and toward immigrants.

Published
04 September 2017
From
Yale School of Public Health
US: State and Federal Prisons See a Drastic Drop in HIV Rates

The estimated number of state and federal prisoners known to be HIV-positive is at its lowest since 1991, according to a report called "HIV in Prisons, 2015," released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Published
04 September 2017
From
HIV Plus
Paediatric to adult HIV care transition – the risk of disengagement

Young adults represent a growing proportion of the number of people living with HIV in the USA, but they are at high-risk of disengaging from care when transitioning from paediatric to adult services.

Published
04 September 2017
From
AVERT
Experts concur that event-related oral PrEP probably won’t work for women

Two presentations at the recent International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris told delegates that both trial results and analysis of drug

Published
01 September 2017
By
Gus Cairns
HIV cases fall by 40% for second year at top clinic

London's largest sexual health clinic is set to record a huge drop in new HIV cases for a second successive year. 56 Dean Street has now set itself a target of zero new infections after witnessing a two-thirds fall in the number of new diagnoses since 2015.

Published
30 August 2017
From
Evening Standard
Transgender HIV testing rate about half that of gay, bisexual men

Although transgender people are at high risk for HIV infection, they reported testing for the virus at just over half the rate reported by gay and bisexual men in recent surveys.

Published
29 August 2017
From
Healio
Who are trans women acquiring HIV from?

There is a lot we don’t know about trans women’s HIV risk, why they are so vulnerable to HIV and who trans women are acquiring HIV

Published
29 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns

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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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