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Yoga: re-discovering physical and mental balance after an HIV diagnosis

In this blog, Silvia Petretti recalls how she started practising yoga, and how yoga has benefited her physical and mental health.

Published
12 September 2017
From
Positively UK
The Straight Men Who Have Sex with Trans Women

"Matt's first sexual experience with a trans woman was in 1987, with a girl he picked up on the West Side Highway. This stretch of New York road runs parallel to the Hudson River, from the southern harbors of Manhattan to the Upper West Side. It used to be an infamous pickup spot for trans sex workers. Though Matt loved the sex itself, it wasn't long after orgasm that he felt a throat-clenching sense of anxiety. "I was driving her back and I was so nervous, 'Is someone going to see me?' Absolute fear—HIV, Did I give myself HIV? I was so afraid [thinking of] how I'd tell anybody."

Published
09 September 2017
From
Vice
Australia On The 'Cusp' Of Realising Ambitious HIV Goals

Australia's current National HIV Strategy is to virtually end HIV transmissions by 2020 and to achieve a '90:90:90' goal to contain the epidemic. But people living with HIV continue to deal with stigma and discrimination.

Published
06 September 2017
From
Huffington Post
DaddyBear App Hooks Up Gay Men 'Not Living With HIV'

"The entire concept of the DaddyBear dating app ... is pathetic and hilarious," Mark S. King writes. "Their stated position on the HIV status of those daddies and bears, however, is frightening."

Published
06 September 2017
From
The Body
James Wharton addresses ‘vile and disgusting’ gay sauna comments

In a 2014 column for Attitude’s sister publication Winq, James wrote: “Sex saunas need to be history. The time has come to close them down. If we don’t, we feed the haters and we hand the bigots who remain a vocal minority ammunition with which to attack us.” Now, in an interview for Attitude’s September issue, Matt Cain asks James whether he was guilty of hypocricy after writing about his experiences with chemsex. “In three years a lot can happen,” James replies, “and a lot of which happened to me I do discuss in the book.”

Published
05 September 2017
From
Attitude
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
How we made the Don't Die of Ignorance Aids campaign

"With the TV advert we knew we had about 40 seconds to get people’s attention. That’s not enough time to explain anything complex – we just needed viewers to make sure they read the leaflets that would be arriving through their door. Scaring people was deliberate."

Published
05 September 2017
From
The Guardian
President of Zambia declares HIV testing mandatory

Zambia is moving forward with mandatory HIV testing for all patients who visit government health facilities, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya told The Lancet, confirming President Edgar Lungu's surprise announcement of the new policy in mid-August.

Published
04 September 2017
From
The Lancet (free registration required)
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

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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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