16th July 2012
US: FDA approves Truvada for HIV prevention 4
10:17 PM — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Truvada for use in HIV prevention. The drug has been approved for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP, which is the use of antiretroviral drugs to decrease the likelihood of HIV infection in people with a high risk of contracting it.
12th July 2012
London: Body found in gay sauna 38
11:53 AM — The body of a man was found at the gay sauna Chariots in east London yesterday.
9th July 2012
HIV treatment ‘hindered by anti-gay laws’ 10
11:11 PM — Treatment for HIV around the world is being hindered by anti-gay laws, an independent report says. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law said that countries were wasting valuable resources by pursuing "archaic" laws against gay people.
US: New Hampshire gay group settles in HIV discrimination lawsuit 2
10:30 PM — A gay rights group in New Hampshire has reached a settlement with a town it sued for trying to shut down a home for people with HIV and AIDS. The town of Gilsum was sued by the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) on behalf of AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region.
8th July 2012
China lifts ban on lesbians donating blood 1
10:40 PM — Lesbians in China can now legally give blood - although the ban on sexually active gay and bisexual men remains. The Ministry of Health announced last week that the ban on lesbians donating blood would be lifted immediately.
6th July 2012
New call for HIV at-home testing kits in the UK 221
9:00 AM — The National AIDS Trust has called for the incorporation of at-home testing kits for HIV into UK strategies following their approval for sale in the US.
4th July 2012
Thirtieth anniversary of Terry Higgins’ death marked with fresh HIV prevention call 21
2:01 PM — Gay men can lead the way in slashing HIV rates within a decade, says Terrence Higgins Trust on 30th anniversary of Terry Higgins’ death
3rd July 2012
US FDA approves at-home HIV test 10
8:36 PM — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a rapid, at-home HIV test for the first time. OraQuick, which will sold over-the-counter, is an oral swab test which gives a result in 20-40 minutes.
27th June 2012
Cannes: Sexuality questionnaire pulled after ‘shocking’ retirees 9
2:30 PM — Following complaints, authorities in Cannes have pulled a questionnaire intended to shed light on why the area has a higher proportion of older people being diagnosed with HIV.
20th June 2012
London: First national conference on LGBT end of life care tomorrow 4
2:32 PM — The first ever national conference on end of life care for LGBT people will take place this Thursday in London.
19th June 2012
Home Office will be asked to heed warning on ‘outdated’ police resources on HIV 5
6:05 PM — The Home Office is to be asked to ensure police resources on HIV accurately reflect current knowledge of the virus and its routes of transmission.
Ofsted report: Schools should do more to tackle anti-gay language 36
12:40 PM — An Ofsted report into school approaches to bullying has suggested teachers do not always feel able to tackle issues like homophobic bullying and derogatory language and that most schools are not 'sharp' enough on their analysis of bullying behaviour.
18th June 2012
London: Funding boost for older people living with HIV 7
12:51 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust has received £200,000 to support 250 older people living with HIV in London, as the over-50s continue to be the fastest-growing group of people living with HIV in the UK.
Report: Police training on HIV ‘outdated and stigmatising’ 18
11:38 AM — A National AIDS Trust review of how police approach HIV suggests many constabularies in the UK have procedures based on unfounded concerns regarding transmission, which can fuel 'scaremongering' and 'mistreatment' for people living with the virus, the charity said.
17th June 2012
Northern Ireland: Health minister retains ban on gay people donating blood, faces growing criticism 120
8:49 PM — The health minister of Northern Ireland has decided to retain the current ban on gay people donating blood, citing two works of research which he claims strengthened his position.
14th June 2012
Russian state radio interview with ‘gay cure’ therapist breached UK standards 16
12:52 PM — Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has ruled that an interview with Christian therapist Lesley Pilkington on Russian state radio in which the presenter referred to homosexuality as a 'disorder' to be 'cured' and decried 'aggressive homosexual propaganda' breached the Broadcasting Code when it aired in the UK.
Opening marriage to gay couples ‘would improve sexual health’ 60
10:35 AM — The HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has said today that allowing gay couples an equal right to marry as straight couples would improve the nation's sexual health.
13th June 2012
Study: Male homosexuality ‘strongly genetic,’ and related to female fertility 76
10:28 PM — A new study has suggested that male homosexuality is much more genetically determined than previously thought, and is directly related to the fecundity of female relatives.
Debate surrounds intersex inclusion in the DSM V 11
11:31 AM — The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is undergoing revisions for a fifth edition, which has sparked controversy in many areas. Among these is its inclusion, for the first time, of intersex people.
12th June 2012
NAT and Gaydar to encourage HIV testing at WorldPride in London
12:35 PM — NAT, the National AIDS Trust, will be teaming up with Gaydar.co.uk for World Pride on Saturday 7 July with the message ‘Take Pride, Get Tested’.