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Police allow addicts to turn in drugs if they seek treatment

Heroin users seeking help for their addiction won't be arrested if they turn over their drugs and needles to police under a unique policy launched Monday in the Massachusetts city of Gloucester.

Published
02 June 2015
From
Associated Press
Depression strongly associated with risky sex in UK gay men

HIV-negative gay men who have several symptoms of depression are more likely to report sex without a condom, according to a study presented to the British

Published
02 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
UN says gays are victims of violent abuse all over the world

The U.N. human rights chief said in a new report that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people are victims of "pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination" in all regions of the world and cites hundreds of hate-related killings. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said actions by some countries to reduce violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity since the last report in 2011 have been overshadowed by continuing human rights violations against these groups, too often perpetrated with impunity. See http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Discrimination/A.HRC.19.41_English.pdf for report.

Published
02 June 2015
From
Associated Press
Drug injection rooms a resounding success

The facilities in Denmark have helped prevent deaths by overdose and have decreased the amount of syringe and needle waste on the streets.

Published
01 June 2015
From
The Copenhagen Post
Provision of PrEP in the UK will be cost-effective for gay men at high risk of HIV, model finds

A cost-effectiveness model of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for gay men based on the data from the PROUD study, and adapted to the UK epidemic, finds that

Published
01 June 2015
By
Gus Cairns
When Sex Ed Discusses Gender Inequality, Sex Gets Safer

A new study shows a "striking" difference in effectiveness between programs that address gender and power, and those that don't.

Published
01 June 2015
From
The Atlantic
3 things to keep in mind about trans (men’s) inclusion in HIV prevention research

Prevention research and interventions (e.g., PrEP demonstration projects) that focus on trans women are needed, rather than problematically lumping them in with men who have sex with men.

Published
01 June 2015
From
CATIE
Poppers could be banned in the UK

The popular drug could end up banned as UK legislation seeks to rounds up 'legal highs' - with 'dealers' facing a potential prison sentence of up to seven years.

Published
01 June 2015
From
Gay Star News
Many South African women become infected with HIV during pregnancy posing high risk of transmission to their infants

There is a high risk of HIV seroconversion during pregnancy for women in South Africa, investigators report in the online journal PLOS One. The study involved approximately 10,000

Published
01 June 2015
By
Michael Carter
Hep C… and Me?

A hookup mentioned hepatitis C. It made me question my life. Should I be getting tested for hep C? Did I need to be asking tricks about their status? Was my blissful ignorance about hep C a problem?

Published
29 May 2015
From
BETA blog

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