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  • 'Emotional closeness’ key to successful HIV treatment support

    The type of relationship someone living with HIV has with both their social network and a nominated ‘treatment partner’ is likely to influence whether they are virally suppressed, research from Botswana suggests.

    15 June 2018 | AVERT
  • We need to talk about how Grindr is affecting gay men’s mental health

    As a gay psychiatrist who studies gender and sexuality, I’m thrilled with the huge strides we’ve made over the past decade to bring gay relationships into the mainstream...But I’m worried by the rise of the underground digital bathhouse. Apps like Grindr, with 3 million daily active users, and others like Scruff and Jack’d, are designed to help gay men solicit sex, often anonymously, online. I am all for sexual liberation, but I can’t stop wondering if these apps also have a negative effect on gay men’s mental health.

    05 April 2018 | Vox
  • 'The magic of cinema': the club supporting older people with HIV

    The Terrence Higgins Trust initiative aims to combat loneliness and encourage discussion through a shared love of film.

    21 February 2018 | The Guardian
  • Sources of Information for Self-care Among Patients Living with HIV

    The purpose of this study was “to identify the helpful information sources for self-care strategies, including Common sense/Self-experience, Healthcare professional, Internet, Literature, Multiple, Social Support and TV ads.

    20 February 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Social Connectedness and HIV: Strategies for Better Health

    As medications for HIV improve longevity, other psychosocial factors such as social isolation have greater negative impact on the overall well-being of people living with HIV. The health benefits of improved social connectedness are well documented.

    07 January 2018 | The Body
  • Life on London's first Aids ward

    Opened in 1987 by Diana, Princess of Wales, the Broderip, at the Middlesex Hospital, was the first Aids ward in London. In a time before antiretroviral medications, it was populated by patients, often young men, facing a life cut brutally - and painfully - short. Photographer Gideon Mendel overrode the contemporary stigma surrounding HIV to take tender portraits of partners, friends and family comforting their loved ones.

    24 November 2017 | BBC
  • Chemsex Has Always Been With Us

    Not before time, the gay press in London, realising we have a dangerous drugs-and-sex scene here that is killing gay men, has finally started to cover it in an analytic, compassionate and sober way (pun intended). I’m pleased about this, and pleased by this powerfully written piece by David Stuart (see https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/chemsex-will-defines-period-gay-history/#gs.3r47mag). No one has done more to help and rescue gay Londoners who have got lost in the maze of chemsex, and help them achieve self-respect and structure in their lives. And yet I disagree that Chemsex is anything new. We gay men have been always been furtive about the sex we sex we want and do, and have always sought private, intoxicated spaces to do it in.

    19 September 2017 | Huffington Post
  • 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.

    12 September 2017 | Positively UK
  • Nationwide service to tackle loneliness and self stigma among people with HIV launched in Scotland

    Peer Support Scotland, funded by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, will bring together people living with HIV to share their experiences, knowledge and advice, to support others diagnosed with the virus, boosting self-esteem and combating isolation.

    20 June 2017 | Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Meet The People Fighting To Save One Of The Last Remaining HIV Care Centres

    The Sussex Beacon in Brighton has been caring for the sick and dying since 1992. But cuts threaten its future. For how much longer can it survive? BuzzFeed News investigates.

    27 March 2017 | BuzzFeed
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