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  • Men with same-sex partners 28 times more likely to get HIV - U.N.

    Men with same-sex sexual partners are 28 times more likely to contract HIV than their heterosexual counterparts despite a radical reduction in new infections among gay men in Western countries, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. The overall annual number of new HIV infections dropped from a high of 3.4 million in 1996 to 1.8m last year, according to UNAIDS, which co-ordinates the organisation's global response to HIV/Aids.

    19 July 2018 | Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • LGBQ teens more likely than peers to use dangerous drugs

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning (LGBQ) teens are at substantially higher risk of substance use than their heterosexual peers, according to a new study led by San Diego State University researchers and published in the American Journal of Public Health.

    17 July 2018 | Medical Xpress
  • Long-Acting Injectable PrEP Shows Promise in Reducing HIV Transmission

    A long-acting injectable version of the popular and highly effective HIV prophylactic could be an effective method to prevent transmission of the virus, according to new research. In a computer model where 35% of gay men in the Atlanta community were taking either injectable or oral PrEP, injectable PrEP reduced HIV infections by 44% and oral PrEP by 33%.

    11 July 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Preventing HIV

    A response to Patrick William Kelly's Op-Ed, from Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Mark Harrington.

    09 July 2018 | New York Times (letter to the editor)
  • Sex, drugs and mental health: What it's like to be a gay man in 2018

    In their own words, gay men discuss their relationships with sex, drugs and mental health.

    06 July 2018 | Shortlist
  • Fears new wonder drug could lead to STI epidemic

    As healthcare spending rises to record highs of more than 10 per cent of our gross domestic product, we must be cautious of policy decisions that might jeopardise our wellbeing and add to a ballooning national healthcare bill. Our political leaders must act now to manage the threat of STIs and protect the health of the wider community.

    04 July 2018 | The Sydney Morning Herald
  • “Safe Gay Sex” Is Still Happening

    The idea of equating “safe sex” to solely condom use is an antiquated notion in the era of PrEP and antiretroviral treatment for those living with HIV.

    04 July 2018 | Medium
  • Let's Talk About Chemsex in the Gay Community, and Here Are Six Ways to Do It

    It is the seductive appeal of chemsex to mitigate shame, loneliness, the search for connection, and even boredom among gay men that I believe is particularly disturbing and that our community must directly confront.

    03 July 2018 | The Body
  • Here's What The Government Says It Will Do To Improve LGBT People's Lives

    "The £4.5 million budget is derisory and insulting," said Peter Tatchell as the government unveiled its promises to LGBT people.

    03 July 2018 | BuzzFeed News
  • A biological reason for higher HIV risk with crystal meth use

    For many years, crystal meth has been known to be a “driver” of HIV infection. Oftentimes, researchers explain that people who use crystal meth may be having more sex, and higher risk sex, than other people—and this is the reason crystal meth is linked to HIV. New research suggests a biological reason.

    03 July 2018 | BETA blog
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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.

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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