28th November 2013
MP Caroline Lucas takes HIV test and says ‘we need to remove the stigma around testing’ 1
3:10 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has taken an HIV test in support of the Halve It campaign, which is aiming to halve rates of late and undiagnosed HIV in the UK by 2015.
26th November 2013
TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen pledges support for National HIV Testing Week 7
1:15 PM — TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen, Erasure singer Andy Bell and Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou are all pledging their support for this year’s National HIV Testing Week.
25th November 2013
UK: New campaign launched against domestic violence for gay, bi and straight men 5
3:10 PM — Campaigners in Swindon are raising awareness of domestic abuse against men in same-sex and heterosexual relationships.
21st November 2013
National AIDS Trust: GPs are failing to test gay men for HIV 15
1:47 PM — The National AIDS Trust has warned that too many doctors are failing to offer HIV tests for gay and bisexual men.
20th November 2013
Aung San Suu Kyi: Stigma against HIV and anti-gay laws are costing lives in Burma
4:32 PM — Aung San Suu Kyi has called on Burma to decriminalise homosexuality, with the United Nations warning anti-gay laws are hampering efforts to fight HIV among gay men in the country
6th November 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust urges gay men to make a pledge against rising HIV 4
3:20 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust is calling on gay and bisexual men to help halt the spread of HIV by making a small pledge of support on its new ‘It Starts With Me’ website.
30th October 2013
Botswana Government accused of detaining gay citizens 6
4:22 PM — An HIV support group in Botswana has accused the country’s government of trying to detain gay citizens or deport them if they are foreigners.
Study: Gonorrhoea cases among HIV positive gay men continue to rise 3
1:14 PM — Research from Public Health England (PHE) has found over a quarter of people with gonorrhoea also had HIV reaching 40% amongst men who have sex with men (MSM).
15th October 2013
Northern Ireland First Minister suggests fight to keep gay blood ban not over 3
4:09 PM — Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has said last week’s decision to rule against the province’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men could be appealed.
Calls to drop Scotland’s gay blood donation ban gather political momentum 3
1:27 PM — Calls by a Scottish National Party MSP to ease restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men donating blood in Scotland have gained cross-party support.
8th October 2013
London: Annie Lennox opens new centre for HIV and sexual health 4
1:29 PM — Singer and HIV campaigner Annie Lennox has opened a new HIV and sexual health centre in east London.
4th October 2013
Comment: Drug use on the gay scene needs to be acknowledged in the fight against HIV 13
2:36 PM — Patrick Cash from QX writes that the correlation between drug use and gay men becoming HIV positive throughout much of London's scene is an example of a "syndemic".
Survey: 1 in 10 New York Grindr users have never had an HIV test 3
11:13 AM — A survey of New York users of Grindr shows 1 in 10 have never had an HIV test.
23rd September 2013
Charities: Gay men can benefit from PrEP but it shouldn’t replace condom use 14
5:48 PM — A group of the UK’s leading HIV charities have released a joint statement outlining their position on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
Countries around the world mark Bi Visibility Day 3
12:36 PM — Countries including the US, Britain, Australia, Germany, Japan and New Zealand are marking Bi Visibility Day.
26th August 2013
Ireland: Non-sexually active gay man told he cannot donate blood 13
6:04 PM — A young gay man in Ireland claims he has been discriminated against from giving blood, despite never being sexually active.
Russia may reintroduce gay blood ban and provide voluntary gay conversion therapy 30
1:42 PM — Russia may resurrect its ban preventing gay men from donating blood and also introduce measures for voluntary gay-to-straight conversion therapy, a senior Russian MP has said.
15th August 2013
Ban on HIV positive health care staff to be lifted 9
10:47 AM — The ban preventing HIV positive surgeons, dentists and other health care staff from performing certain medical procedures is to be scrapped.
14th August 2013
South London: Gay men to be offered free HIV home sampling kits when returning home from clubs 41
11:39 AM — Gay and bisexual men heading home from a night out in south London are for the first time to be offered free home sampling kits to find out their HIV status.
12th August 2013
UK: Sexual health charities welcome legalisation of HIV self-testing kits 9
3:24 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust and the National AIDS Trust have both welcomed the Department of Health’s announcement that the sale of HIV self-testing kits is to be made legal.