15th July 2014
WHO accused of ‘perpetuating gay stereotypes’ with PrEP announcement 70
4:20 PM — Journalist Patrick McAleenan has questioned the WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using antiretroviral drugs as an additional method of preventing HIV infection.
US: 3.4% of adults do not identify as straight, health survey finds 7
12:05 PM — The US government’s first comprehensive health survey into sexuality has found that 3.4 percent of adults do not identify themselves as being heterosexual.
14th July 2014
Switzerland: Rate of new HIV infections falls by 8% 1
5:25 PM — The number of new HIV infections in Switzerland declined by 8% in 2013, according to new data.
Nigeria: Anti-gay law interrupts local treatment of HIV for gay men
3:06 PM — The negative impact of Nigeria's anti-gay legislature on HIV treatment has been shown to have been potentially substantial.
12th July 2014
‘Gay Blood Drive’ events held across US to protest blood ban 1
1:39 PM — Gay blood drive events have been held across the US, to protest the ongoing ban on gay men giving blood.
11th July 2014
US: HIV returns in Mississippi baby despite believed ‘functional cure’
1:20 PM — A Mississippi toddler believed to have been cured of HIV shortly after birth now has detectable levels of the virus once again, doctors reported on Thursday.
World Health Organization: HIV prevention urgently needed for MSM and transgender people 10
12:21 PM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the global fight against HIV risks stalling without stronger preventative treatments for transgender people and gay and bisexual men.
9th July 2014
Christian group claims it healed 40 people of HIV at Pride event 30
3:25 PM — A Christian group that infiltrated a Pride event has claimed that it healed 40 people of HIV.
8th July 2014
Vine’s most followed tells 8.7 million: HIV is a ‘fag’ disease, no need to get tested 67
6:14 PM — The most followed contributor to video-sharing website Vine, 16-year-old Nash Grier, has come under fire for a video in which he insisted that HIV is “a gay thing” and shouted the homophobic slur “fag”.
David Furnish praises MPs for undertaking HIV tests 2
4:56 PM — Filmmaker and campaigner David Furnish has praised politicians for taking part in an HIV testing session at Westminster.
UK Government: Students must learn about sexually transmitted infections and SRE is already a requirement 8
1:44 PM — The Department for Education has defended itself from Yvette Cooper’s criticism over its policy on sex education in schools.
UK Parliament begins world record HIV testing challenge 1
10:53 AM — The record for the highest number of parliamentarians to take an HIV test in one session will be set today at Westminster.
7th July 2014
US: ‘Gay Blood Drive Day’ to call for end of gay blood ban 43
7:02 PM — A Gay Blood Drive Day will be held on Friday, to protest the continuing blanket ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood in the US.
Broken Rainbow celebrates 10th birthday with gala dinner
6:21 PM — LGBT domestic violence charity, Broken Rainbow, will hold a gala dinner this month in celebration of its 10th birthday.
Study: Use of PrEP drug could lower herpes infection rates
4:27 PM — The use of HIV drug Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), to prevent HIV infection, could also lower the infection rates of genital herpes.
Australia: HIV home-testing kits approved for manufacture and sale
11:46 AM — The Australian government has approved the sale HIV home-testing kits, as part of a national strategy aiming to tackle the virus.
5th July 2014
US: California gender recognition law comes into effect 2
12:37 PM — A new California law which makes it easier for trans people to change their legal name and gender has come into effect.
Study: Children raised by same-sex parents are ‘healthier and happier’ 31
11:44 AM — Children raised by same-sex parents are both healthier and happier than others, a study has found.
4th July 2014
Julie Bindel: You can choose to be gay – I chose to live my life as a lesbian 109
12:35 PM — Feminist writer Julie Bindel has claimed that gay and lesbian people can choose to be attracted to people of the same sex.
UK: Only one in eight teachers trained to deal with homophobic bullying 4
12:06 PM — Just one in eight teachers are trained to deal with homophobic bullying in schools, a poll has found.