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What the Gay Men’s Sex Survey tells us about chemsex

We especially welcome the survey findings as they include all-too rare data about the role of alcohol and drugs. Our work in our Antidote LGBT drug and alcohol service has been dominated by responding to chemsex needs in the past few years, but it’s been difficult to get a perspective on how widespread a problem it actually is. The Gay Men’s Sex Survey gives us some answers.

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3 hours ago
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London Friend
At Sex Parties, PrEP Takes HIV Disclosure Off the Table

PrEP is changing the landscape of sex parties and other group sex events, helping to break down barriers between people who are positive and negative—and helping people who are HIV-negative stay that way.

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3 hours ago
From
BETA blog
Why We Should Pay for the Pill to Stop You Getting HIV

Other events will be overshadowing today’s Gay Pride march in London, but one significant group on the parade is a bunch of HIV organisations and their fans marching, probably in blue, under the banner #United4PrEP - pre-exposure prophylaxis, the HIV pill to stop HIV.

Published
23 hours ago
From
Huffington Post
More schooling reduces HIV risk. But by how much?

There are any number of arguments for boosting the education of girls in poorer nations. A person who knows more, regardless of gender, tends to earn more. The children of mothers with more education often do better themselves. Senator Tim Kaine added another item to the list, claiming, "For every extra year that a girl stays in secondary school, her chance of getting infected with HIV/AIDS decreases by half."

Published
27 June 2016
From
PolitiFact
UK HIV charities make history in campaign for PrEP at Pride in London

The biggest HIV, health and LGBTI sexual health charities united and marched together, for the first time, in their campaign to bring PrEP to the UK. The groups included Terrence Higgins Trust, National AIDS Trust, GMFA, METRO, 56 Dean Street, Positive East, Positive 21, Positively UK, London Friend Counselling, Naz, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Spectra, CliniQ, Barts Health NHS, HIV i-Base, and UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB).

Published
27 June 2016
From
Gay Star News
I struggled with PrEP but it has changed my life

Harry Dodd is marching at Pride in London today with Unite4PrEP to get HIV prevention drugs for all who need them.

Published
27 June 2016
From
Gay Star News
Serosorting Likely Responsible for Reducing HIV Infections in Seattle, Say Researchers

Over the last 12 years, more men who have sex with men in Seattle have been serosorting to reduce risk of HIV transmission, according to results from a study published in JAIDS. And it seems to be working—with a corresponding decline in new HIV cases.

Published
27 June 2016
From
BETA blog
Doctors propose 'supervised consumption rooms' for drug addicts

Doctors at the BMA's annual meeting in Belfast backed a motion calling for "evidence-based interventions" for drug users, including "heroin-assisted treatment" and providing safe spaces for some drug users.

Published
27 June 2016
From
Daily Record
PrEP use is rising fast in US, but large racial disparities remain

More than 49,000 people in the US have filled prescriptions for Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at retail pharmacies, according to the results of a survey by Gilead

Published
24 June 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
New Sex-positive Videos Showcase Transgender Health Issues

What are the sexual health decisions that transgender people face, and how do their decisions impact health and wellness? Decisions around PrEP, personal empowerment, dating and sex are explored in two new videos created in a partnership between Project Inform and Outshine NW. The videos were written, directed, facilitated and performed by transgender community members.

Published
23 June 2016
From
BETA blog
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