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Health

  • 21st January 2010

    NHS review calls for clearer cervical cancer guidance for lesbians 2

    The report urged more guidance for lesbians

    3:36 PM — An NHS review on cervical cancer has said that more should be done to raise awareness of cervical cancer in lesbians. Historically, it was believed that the HPV virus, one of the causes of cervical cancer, could only be transmitted through sexual contact with men.

  • 15th January 2010

    California trial hears gay marriage would increase health and revenue 7

    Experts argued gay marriage would increase health

    12:08 PM — Experts speaking before a trial on California's gay marriage ban have said that lifting it would make people healthier and generate more money for the state's economy.

  • 14th January 2010

    Scottish HIV charity could lose funding after review

    HIV Scotland was given a number of recommendations

    4:52 PM — HIV Scotland has been criticised in an external review for not being active enough, being too close to the government and "neglecting" the needs of some at-risk groups.

  • 8th January 2010

    Gay marriage bill fails in New Jersey Senate 15

    The bill failed yesterday

    12:35 PM — A bill which would legalise gay marriage in New Jersey failed in the state Senate yesterday. It was defeated by 20-14 votes.

  • 5th January 2010

    Warning over high HIV rates in gay African men

    Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of HIV infections in the world

    6:28 PM — A study in the medical journal The Lancet has warned that HIV rates among gay men in some parts of Africa are ten times higher than their straight counterparts.

  • 4th January 2010

    Gay son prevented from donating blood to dying mother 38

    Gay and bisexual men are barred from donating blood

    6:27 PM — A gay man whose mother died from cancer is calling for a change in the law after he was prevented from donating blood to help her. Dij Bentley's mother Christine, 47, died from acute myeloid leukaemia in August last year.

  • Bisexual penguin fights serious illness 7

    Harry is suffering from a 'serious' illness

    1:17 PM — The bisexual penguin at the centre of a much-reported love triangle is gravely ill. Harry, a Magellan penguin at San Francisco Zoo, is suffering from a respiratory illness.

  • US HIV travel ban lifted today 19

    The ban on HIV-positive people entering the US will be lifted today

    11:28 AM — The ban on HIV-positive people entering the US officially ends today. The 22-year-old law was one of the most restrictive immigration policies in the world for people with HIV but was lifted by President Barack Obama in November.

  • Elton John speaks about helping Eminem quit drugs 4

    Elton John discussed addiction

    11:08 AM — Elton John has spoken for the first time about supporting Eminem in his battle to quit drugs. The singer also dicussed helping George Michael with his alleged drug problems.

  • 29th December 2009

    Former club drug addict relaunches support website

    Jay Evans has relaunched his support website

    4:41 PM — A man who recovered from addiction to club drug GBL has relaunched his support website for other addicts. Jay Evans has put knowghb.org.uk back online educate and assist those in the UK affected by GHB and GBL.

  • HIV experts call for declassification of transgenderism as mental illness 17

    The meeting called for transgenderism to be declassified as a mental illness

    3:41 PM — An international meeting of experts on HIV has called for transgenderism to be reclassified as a medical condition, rather than a mental illness.

  • 23rd December 2009

    Club drug ban comes into force today 10

    Some club drugs will be banned from today

    1:42 PM — From today, 'legal highs' such as GBL, BZP and Spice will become Class C drugs. GBL (gamma-butaryl lactone), which is said to be popular on the gay club scene, is a liquid used in paint stripper and nail varnish remover.

  • 22nd December 2009

    INTERVIEW: Why we need a London AIDS Memorial 35

    Organisations, individuals already involved in HIV/AIDS projects and club promoters have all put their names forward to help

    4:29 PM — PinkNews.co.uk speaks to London scene legend Gary Henshaw about why he is pushing for permanent London AIDS memorial in the capital. The London AIDS memorial group was founded on December 1st 2009 by Gary Henshaw and Swarmite Ananda. Its aim is to provide a permanent AIDS memorial where people can gather to remember the ones who 'succumbed, dying bravely, defiantly and with no knowledge of the battle ahead.'

  • 21st December 2009

    Brighton clinic starts to offer faster HIV tests 1

    'Fastest' takes place at THT’s Brighton centre at 61 Ship Street every Monday

    5:29 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) in Brighton & Hove has begun to offer a new type of rapid result HIV test at its clinic which can detect the virus just four weeks after the date of infection. Previous tests were only reliable three months after exposure to the virus.

  • Proposed law change may ban production of bareback porn 14

    Bareback porn has become and major genre in the gay porn industry

    12:48 PM — An American gay health charity are planning to file a petition that could see a ban on the production of bareback pornography. California's AIDS Healthcare Foundation will file a petition to amend state law to mandate that all adult-film stars use condoms.

  • Chinese government backs first official gay bar 11

    Last year China's Ministry of Health implemented its first ever national programme to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS among gay men

    11:01 AM — China's first official gay bar has opened after a three-week delay sparked by intense media attention. Opening on Saturday evening, the bar is situated in the tourist town of Dali in the southwestern province of Yunnan. It is the first venue of its kind to receive government backing.

  • 14th December 2009

    UN officials says Uganda may lose AIDS research centre 5

    Uganda could lose the AIDS research institute

    7:12 PM — Uganda may lose the chance to host a major AIDS research institution if its parliament passes a bill against homosexuality, a United Nations official has said.

  • 11th December 2009

    Gene discovery could make gender reassignment easier 19

    Gender may not be fixed at birth

    11:15 AM — The discovery of a single gene which controls gender could pave the way for simpler treatment of trans people. Researchers at the National Institute for Medical Research discovered that just one gene prevents females from developing male physical characteristics such as facial hair and testes.

  • 8th December 2009

    Researchers say stem cells could be engineered to fight HIV 3

    Researchers suggested the treatment could tackle other diseases

    5:43 PM — Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have discovered that human stem cells could be engineered to kill HIV-infected cells. They say it could be developed into a genetic medicine.

  • 7th December 2009

    Lesbian wins ‘substantial’ payout for partner’s death

    The case was thought to be a legal first

    4:17 PM — A lesbian whose civil partner died after her cancer was wrongly diagnosed has won a landmark case for compensation. Tina Lane, 42, of Dorset, died of ovarian cancer in February.

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