17th September 2008
Muslim leader denies issuing progressive fatwa on gender surgery
5:52 PM — A Sunni Muslim cleric in Kuwait has denied media reports that he had become the first religious authority in the country to approve gender reassignment surgery.
16th September 2008
Gays more prone to depression, psychiatrists claim 1
3:45 PM — A new study published by the journal BMC Psychiatry claims that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are 50% more likely than straight people to have suffered depression or anxiety disorders.
15th September 2008
Vitamin campaigner abandons libel case over AIDS drugs 1
4:14 PM — Matthias Rath, the doctor who discouraged use of AIDS treatments in favour of his own nutritional pills, has dropped a libel case against The Guardian newspaper.
10th September 2008
Palin challenged over ‘ex-gay’ movement 19
12:36 PM — The Republican party's nominee for Vice President of the United States is under pressure to clarify her views on the so-called 'ex-gay' movement.
8th September 2008
THT foreign language leaflets target migrant gay men
1:25 PM — A sexual health charity has launched a new website and printed materials in six languages in an attempt to reach migrants.
5th September 2008
NHS hit by loss of sexual health data
5:03 PM — A memory stick containing information about the STI tests of 146 people has gone missing from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
5% of Beijing gays are HIV+ say health authorities
1:39 PM — The number of gay men in the Chinese capital who have HIV is much larger than previously thought.
3rd September 2008
HIV conference told of sexual abuse of youths in Papua New Guinea
3:12 PM — A delegate to the Pan Pacific Gathering for HIV+ People has said that a traditional practice in the Pacific country of Papua New Guinea puts young males at risk of sexual contact from village elders.
28th August 2008
Cambodian women discover beauty use for condom lubricant
12:42 PM — A lubricant has become a popular acne cure among Cambodian women. Number One Plus is a water-based lubricant produced by health organisation Population Services International.
27th August 2008
THT launches low cost counselling service for gay men 5
3:41 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching a new counselling service for gay and bisexual men that will cost as little as £25.
22nd August 2008
Ugandan AIDS Commission Chief says homosexuality must be stamped out in schools 8
12:21 PM — Dr Kihumuro Apuuli, the Ugandan AIDS Commission Chief, has warned the education ministry of that country that homosexuality is "rife" in schools.
21st August 2008
Malawi Gay Rights Movement to promote female condoms
12:46 PM — The newly-formed gay movement in Malawi is committed to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS by advocating female condoms, Africa News reports.
19th August 2008
GMFA safe sex class for gay men returns
12:15 PM — Gay men across the UK will have access to sex education that is not taught in schools.
Australian Red Cross ignored advice from blood experts, lawyer claims
10:22 AM — The Australian Red Cross ignored the concerns of its chief medical advisor regarding gay blood donations, a tribunal hear today.
18th August 2008
Gay blood donation tribunal told all donors should be screened
12:51 PM — The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Tribunal investigating the gay blood ban today heard evidence from an Australian AIDS expert.
15th August 2008
Bisexuality passed on by “hyper-heterosexuals”, researchers claim 4
4:19 PM — Academics at the University of Padua, Italy, claim that bisexual men may have inherited their attraction to men through 'hyper-heterosexual' female family members.
HIV infection from gay blood donors likely once every two centuries, lawyer claims 4
10:01 AM — The Anti-Discrimination Tribunal against the Australian Red Cross' ban on gay blood donation heard today that HIV-infected blood from a gay man was likely to slip through screening only once in 197 years.
14th August 2008
LGBT Health Summit to be held in Bristol
3:35 PM — On 4th and 5th September this year, Terrence Higgins Trust and Equality South West will host the third annual LGBT Health Summit.
Expert claims old blood is riskier than blood donated by gay men
10:53 AM — An expert witness in the Anti Discrimination Tribunal regarding gay blood donation in Tasmania claims that blood over 14 days old is far more dangerous than blood from gay donors.
13th August 2008
Under 1% of HIV spending focused on gay men 3
3:34 PM — Less than 1% of HIV/AIDS prevention spending targets gay and bisexual men worldwide. Research by UNAIDS from 2006, the most recent data available, shows that only a tiny fraction of the $669 million (£352 million) spent globally on prevention services is aimed at men who have sex with men.