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Substantial proportion of male HIV infections labelled as 'heterosexual exposure' in UK probably due to sex with other men

Up to a fifth of HIV infections among black African men initially classified as 'heterosexual exposure' in the UK are likely to have been acquired

Published
10 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV prevention needs to support gay men to discuss HIV status and risk, especially in relationships

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Scotland rarely talk explicitly about HIV status with their sexual partners, but make sexual decisions based

Published
09 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Complex needs and overlapping vulnerabilities frequently reported by 'high-risk' gay men in Scotland

A quarter of Scottish gay men who are newly diagnosed with HIV or a rectal sexually transmitted infection (STI) report two or more vulnerabilities such as problematic

Published
07 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
HIV, Hep C Advocates Urge Congress to Lift Syringe Funding Ban

On National HIV Testing Day, June 27, more than 140 harm-reduction advocates put out a letter that calls on Congress to end the federal funding ban on syringe service programs.

Published
02 July 2014
From
Poz magazine news
Protease inhibitor therapy increases underlying genetic risk of diabetes for women with HIV

Treatment with an antiretroviral regimen based on a protease inhibitor magnifies any underlying genetic susceptibility to diabetes for women living with HIV, investigators report in the online edition

Published
01 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
PHE responds to health inequalities facing gay, bisexual and MSM

PHE has today set out the challenge and vision for the health and wellbeing of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

Published
30 June 2014
From
Public Health England press release
'Robust' evidence of HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs in the Middle East and North Africa

There is “robust” evidence of HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs (PWID) in multiple countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to a

Published
30 June 2014
By
Michael Carter
More young Australian women contract HIV on overseas trips, say counsellors

Increasing numbers of young Australian women travelling overseas during their gap year or for working holidays are contracting HIV, frontline sexual health workers say, prompting them to call for targeted awareness campaigns. The chief executive of the HIV support organisation Living Positive Victoria, Brent Allan, has been working in HIV and AIDS advocacy since the early 1990s and said he is encountering more women who have contracted the virus overseas.

Published
26 June 2014
From
The Guardian
Uptake of PrEP Can Be High, Demo Project Shows

When gay and bisexual men are offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of a comprehensive prevention program, uptake is high, results from the PrEP Demonstration Project show.

Published
25 June 2014
From
Medscape (free registration required)
HIV Experts Look To Video Games, Chat Rooms, And Social Media To Help Promote Prevention

A study out of Columbia University School of Nursing has revealed that HIV prevention tips spread through video games, text messages, chat rooms, and social media have been linked to less risky sexual behavior and more HIV testing among gay and bisexual men.

Published
25 June 2014
From
Medical Daily

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