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  • US: STIs Drive 1 in 10 HIV Transmissions in Gay & Bi Men

    Chlamydia and gonorrhea make untreated HIV more transmittable and make HIV-negative people more susceptible to contracting the virus.

    04 February 2019 | Poz
  • Angola Decriminalizes Same-Sex Conduct

    Angola has finally shed the divisive “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexual conduct.

    25 January 2019 | Human Rights Watch LGBT
  • How to Support African LGBTQ Immigrants at Risk for HIV in the U.S.

    Migrants fleeing violence and persecution and seeking asylum in the U.S., and particularly LGBTQ migrants seeking asylum, come with histories of pre-migration trauma. Furthermore, many LGBTQ asylum seekers have migrated independently from family, experience stigma and discrimination from family and immigrant communities in the U.S., and have specific needs for trauma-informed health care, targeted social services, and community-building.

    23 January 2019 | The Body Pro
  • Australia will never be HIV-free if access to prevention requires a medicare card

    My research shows newly arrived Asian-born gay and bisexual men are four times more likely to become HIV positive in the four years after arriving in Australia compared to their local peers. Temporary visa holders are not eligible for Medicare, but to access PrEP or HIV treatment cheaply in Australia you need a Medicare card.

    23 January 2019 | The Conversation
  • HIV in the Black Community: Tell the Story Right

    For the first time, the words I am posting on My Fabulous Disease are not my own. This piece is from Craig Washington, whom I have known since our service at AID Atlanta 25 years ago. He continues to teach me about the lives and issues of Black gay men living with HIV.

    18 January 2019 | My Fabulous Disease
  • Vigilante Raid on Indonesian HIV Group

    This week a militant Islamist group in Indonesia raided the offices of an HIV prevention organization on suspicion that the group had been conducting “LGBT activities.” The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) was joined by Indonesian soldiers and local residents in an incident that follows a disturbing pattern of similar vigilante raids across Indonesia. 

    18 January 2019 | Human Rights Watch LGBT
  • During second year in office, Trump Administration continued discriminatory policies and practices against LGBT people and people living with HIV

    Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief demonstrating that in his second year in office, President Donald Trump continued to promote discrimination against LGBT people and people living with HIV. In some cases, these policies built upon anti-LGBT measures begun in 2017. In other cases, the Trump Administration found new ways to negatively impact U.S. citizens and federal contractors as well as the family members of LGBT foreign diplomats. His administration also engaged in practices that will increase anti-LGBT stigma and HIV stigma around the world.

    17 January 2019 | Fenway Health
  • Sexual minorities more likely to suffer severe substance use disorders

    Researchers know that lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are more likely than heterosexuals to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, but until now they didn't know to what degree.

    15 January 2019 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug

    Regulators had accused Mutual of Omaha of denying policies to applicants, mostly gay men, who took medication to protect against the infection.

    11 January 2019 | New York Times
  • Hep C Infection May Be on the Rise Among Men Using PrEP

    The incidence of sexually acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections appears to be rising among men who have sex with men (MSM) and use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV, U.S. researchers report.

    09 January 2019 | Medscape (requires free registration)
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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.

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