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South Africa: 1 in 10 men have been sexually assaulted

A survey of 1 700 South African men from the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal revealed that one in 10 men has been sexually assaulted by another man, while about one in 20 report having consensual sexual contact with other men – many who are at the same time in sexual relationships with women, according to research. The results are part of a survey of adult South African men published in the journal PLOS Medicine.

Published
21 June 2013
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Health-e
Austerity cuts to Spanish healthcare system are 'putting lives at risk'

A series of austerity reforms made by the Spanish government could lead to the effective dismantling of large parts of the country's healthcare system, with potentially detrimental effects on the health of the Spanish people, according to new research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Published
18 June 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Enough With the HIV Treatment Cascade Research, Let's Do Something About It Already

"Funding allocation -- be it governmental or private -- largely does not address stigma, shame and denial...the community is wandering around in ignorance about the availability of treatment and the ability to live a normal life with HIV infection." CDC scientist argues for better linkage to care and campaigns to improve HIV literacy.

Published
12 June 2013
From
The Body Pro
Intimate partner violence associated with subsequent HIV infection in Uganda

Ugandan women who have been subject to violence from a sexual partner are more likely than other women to go on to acquire HIV, according to a

Published
10 June 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Living on the margins drives HIV epidemic in Europe and central Asia - conclusion of new report

Social and structural factors – such as poverty, marginalization and stigma – and not just individual behaviours are shaping the HIV epidemic in Europe and central Asia. This is the main conclusion of a new report released today by the World Bank Group, WHO/Europe and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The study systematically reviews evidence on HIV vulnerability and response in all countries of the WHO European Region.

Published
10 June 2013
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WHO Europe
Kenya: Economic empowerment for gay men

This project focuses on reducing the HIV vulnerabilities of GMT through economic empowerment schemes. As one member stated during a discussion in their office this past Saturday, “If you are the breadwinner, it is interesting how all of a sudden homophobia in your family goes away.”

Published
31 May 2013
From
amfAR
Higher rates of HIV in US black gay men may be due to smaller choice of partners and more age mixing

Limited partner choice, wider age gaps between partners, and mistaken beliefs about HIV status in regular partners are all driving the substantially higher rates of HIV in

Published
18 May 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Blackmail, violence and stigma restrict access to sexual health services for gay men, Global Health and Rights Study reports

The Global Forum for MSM and HIV has released an analysis of its 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights Study (GMHRS) concentrating on young men under 30 who

Published
01 May 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Consistent decline in partner numbers in US gay men in last decade, but no change in condom use

Data from two national sex surveys in the United States show that gay and bisexual men (men who have sex with men, MSM) reported significantly fewer sexual

Published
25 April 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Communities should rely on themselves to tackle HIV/AIDS

People don't need to just wait for governments to help them overcome problems in their own communities. Many communities in various countries, including Thailand, have proved successful in combating HIV/AIDS, a recent meeting of international partners dealing with HIV/AIDS was told.

Published
22 April 2013
From
The Nation

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