Research suggests a link between internalized homophobia and HIV testing

Source: The Eurasian Coalition On Male Health (ECOM) has conducted a survey, which revealed that internalized homophobia may increase the risk of undetected HIV infection within the MSM population. The survey focused on determining the internalized homophobia and its impact on health and lives of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with

Half of black gay men will get HIV in their lifetime

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have evaluated the HIV risk to gay African-American men for the first time.     The CDC, which has tracked data related to HIV transmission for many years, released a study which breaks down the ‘lifetime risk’ of HIV infection among groups including men who have sex with men.

Syphilis: what is it and why should gay men be concerned?

Health authorities in the US, Australia and UK have all highlighted an alarming increase in rates of syphilis among gay and bisexual men Although HIV receives much attention in the press – particularly following last week’s announcement by the actor Charlie Sheen that he is HIV positive – it is not the only sexually-transmitted infection

China response to HIV/AIDS epidemic questioned

The conservative government’s resistance in promoting safe sex nationwide, for example, at schools and colleges is a major hurdle in educating the masses about HIV/AIDS. The China AIDS walk tries to draw attention to this and the stigma and widespread discrimination in education and employment are also reasons why it has become a firm fixture

A new HIV vaccine – developed by the scientist who discovered the virus causes AIDS – has begun human trials.   Robert Gallo, who also invented the HIV blood test, and a team at the University of Maryland School of Medicine launched its Phase 1 clinical trial on Thursday (8 October). ‘Our HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate is designed to

Joint letter to President Juncker on HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis

On 14 September 2015, the European AIDS Treatment Group and seven partner civil society organisations and networks submitted a joint letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.    The civil society groups expressed the urgent need to keep HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis on the EU’s agenda and asked for the Commission’s leadership and support on this

Singapore lifts ban on HIV positive visitors

Singapore has lifted its 20-year ban on HIV positive visitors but will limit their stay to three months. The ban was lifted on 1 April but only made public on Monday (31 August). ‘Given the current context with more than 5,000 Singapore residents living with HIV and the availability of effective treatment for the disease,’ a

European Parliament votes for UN development strategy to include LGBTI rights

On November 25th, 2014 the European Parliament voted for a report defining its input into the global future development policy. The report contains strong wording on LGBTI rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In 2000 the UN adopted the Millennium Declaration, specifying concrete targets to be reached by 2015: the Millennium Development