28th November 2011
In brief: London clinic aims to set HIV test record on World AIDS day 10
3:07 PM — G-A-Y Bar and the 56 Dean Street NHS clinic are seeking participants to set a new world record for the most HIV tests administered in an eight hour period.
Comment: Let’s do the black talk – HIV and black gay men in Europe 18
12:51 PM — Bisi Alimi, a prominent Nigerian gay rights advocate working in London on HIV treatment activism, on why we need more tailored statistics and strategies for the population of black men who have sex with men.
25th November 2011
HIV community group asks Londoners’ experience of medication 7
4:17 PM — Survey of people living with HIV in the capital aims to build a picture of new medication regimens.
“6 deaths” linked to UK churches HIV advice 106
2:12 PM — A Sky News investigation shows several evangelical churches across the UK are giving out dangerously false advice about HIV/AIDS. The National AIDS Trust say it's "worrying" and "tragic".
New HIV prevention campaign asks businesses to help promote condom use 18
9:42 AM — 'Clever Dick / Smart Arse' will see 100,000 condoms distributed around the country and aims to promote the awareness of the role they play in reducing risk during sex.
24th November 2011
High HIV rates in the Bahamas blamed on homophobia 14
3:18 PM — Dr. Perry Gomez, was speaking at the close of the island’s 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference. Gay and bisexual men account for 14 per cent of all HIV infections in the country’s population.
22nd November 2011
Aids-related deaths at their lowest level since 2005 peak 72
11:24 AM — UNAids estimates 700,000 deaths were averted last year because of better access to treatment. However, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, warns of the need to protect global HIV/AIDS funding.
21st November 2011
GMFA says gay men need to start “power talking” 29
12:16 PM — The sexual health courses are taking place throughout February 2012 in London, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Exeter, Leicester Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Southampton.
9th November 2011
Bisexual women “more like likely to suffer depression than men” 23
4:23 PM — George Mason University found statistical evidence to suggest bisexual women were more at risk than straight women, gay women and men.
8th November 2011
Hairdresser “woke up gay” after stroke 91
3:58 PM — Chris Birch says he transformed from a rugby lover to a "preened man" after breaking his neck while attempting a back flip.
7th November 2011
Lifetime blood donation ban for gay men lifted today 114
9:22 AM — Ban on men who have ever had sex with men donating blood is lifted today, but 12-month deferral period remains.
3rd November 2011
Star-studded dinner parties raise funds for HIV supper club 1
10:56 AM — Guests including Cilla Black, Russell Tovey and Dan Gillespie Sells turned out for Terence Higgins Trust's eleventh annual fundraiser.
27th October 2011
Government says it must do more to tackle HIV 128
3:35 PM — Health secretary Andrew Lansley has admitted that the government can and should do more to tackle HIV rates. In a response to a recent House of Lords report on HIV and AIDS, he agreed that investment in HIV prevention would offer "significant savings" in the short and long term.
Northern Ireland minister ‘won’t be rushed’ into decision on gay blood ban 18
11:03 AM — Northern Ireland's health minister Edwin Poots says he won't be "rushed, pushed or harassed" into making a decision on lifting the blood donation ban on gay and bisexual men.
26th October 2011
Gay men warned about ‘meaner’ strains of gonorrhoea 16
1:59 PM — Gay men are being encouraged to test regularly for sexually-transmitted disease gonorrhoea. Recently, health experts warned that some strains of the disease are becoming immune to treatments.
24th October 2011
SNP condemns gay blood ban 51
3:21 PM — The Scottish National Party has approved a motion condeming the blood donation ban on gay men. Delegates at the party's conference in Inverness backed a motion which said that new rules allowing gay men to donate blood if celibate for a year are not good enough.
19th October 2011
Former Botswana president calls for legalisation of homosexuality 30
4:53 PM — Festus Mogae, the former president of Botswana, has said that homosexuality should be decriminalised to help tackle HIV rates. Speaking to the BBC's Africa Network, Mr Mogae said that while he does not "understand" homosexuality, gays and lesbians should not be arrested.
18th October 2011
HIV charities rubbish fish foot spa fears 11
2:42 PM — HIV charities say there is no evidence 'fish pedicure' spas can transmit the virus. The Health Protection Agency said today that there is a risk of catching infections like HIV and hepatitis from the beauty craze, which involves placing the feet in a basin while Garra Rufa fish nibble at dead skin.
‘Three deaths’ after London church advice to stop taking HIV medicine 114
1:29 PM — At least three deaths have been reported in London as a result of churches which claim to "heal" HIV and AIDS patients. According to BBC London, some evangelical Christian churches are encouraging patients to stop taking anti-retroviral drugs because God can heal them.
Commonwealth country leaders ‘to be asked to decriminalise gay sex’ 48
11:42 AM — Leaders of Commonwealth countries will be asked to decriminalise homosexuality to help to stop the spread of HIV, an Australian official has said.