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New report on drug & alcohol treatment for LGB&T people

‘Out of your mind’ is a new report examining how drug and alcohol treatment services can be improved for lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans (LGBT) people. The report aims to encourage commissioners and providers of drug and alcohol treatment services to be more mindful of the support needs of LGBT people when planning and delivering services.

Published
02 June 2014
From
London Friend
Immigration Act 2014: what next for migrants' access to NHS care?

The passing of the Immigration Act earlier this month has put in place the legal framework for a new NHS charging regime for migrants in the UK. We look at what this means and, in particular, the implications for vulnerable migrants.

Published
29 May 2014
From
Migrants' Rights Network
Paul Semugoma: I have not been silenced

It has been years, but since then I have come to understand that fear and prejudice about our sexuality have stood like a range of mountains between us and prevention, care, and management of HIV. It is this prejudice that makes the provision of condoms and of lubricants for safer gay sex a criminal act.

Published
28 May 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Gay men in New South Wales testing more for HIV

Figures released by NSW Department of Health have revealed an increase of 33 percent in testing for HIV during the period from January to March 2014.

Published
28 May 2014
From
Gay News Network
Drug experts issue warning over 'chem-sex' parties

Trend towards injecting synthetic drugs such as cathinones and crystal meth in British cities prompts concern from EU experts.

Published
27 May 2014
From
The Guardian
Getting My Rocks Off: PrEP Isn't For Cowards

A response to Larry Kramer's statement that "Anybody who voluntarily takes an antiviral every day has got to have rocks in their heads. There's something to me cowardly about taking Truvada instead of using a condom. You're taking a drug that is poison to you, and it has lessened your energy to fight, to get involved, to do anything."

Published
23 May 2014
From
Bilerico Project
"I Have Learned Not to Underestimate the Stigma": Peter Staley on Truvada, Condoms, and HIV Prevention

I think it’s the challenge of today’s activists to lower HIV infections. That’s our challenge. The goal is not condoms on dicks. The goal is fewer HIV infections. So how do we get there? What’s the quickest path? What’s the path that takes human nature where it is today? And takes our culture for where it is today? And adapts to that and saves lives?

Published
23 May 2014
From
Slate Magazine
CDC Launches New Campaign - "Start Talking. Stop HIV." - for Gay and Bisexual Men

The campaign encourages gay and bisexual men to talk to their sexual partners about HIV testing, HIV status, condoms, PrEP, PEP and antiretroviral therapy.

Published
22 May 2014
From
AIDS.gov
Men living with HIV have a lower risk of prostate cancer

Incidence of prostate cancer is significantly lower among men living with HIV, investigators from California report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
22 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Uganda: Raided clinic reopens with scaled-back services

The AIDS clinic that closed last month in Uganda after a police raid has reopened, but now offers fewer services to men who have sex with men (MSM) - they must pose as heterosexuals in order to receive their anti-retroviral medication at the new location.

Published
22 May 2014
From
76 Crimes (blog)

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