31st July 2014
US: Nevada changes foster care regulations to allow HIV positive foster parents
9:15 PM — The Division of Child and Family Services in Nevada has revised its regulations for perspective foster parents, removing a requirement that stated foster parents are to be free of certain communicable diseases including HIV.
29th July 2014
Comment: Why is drug use higher in the gay community? 79
1:13 PM — London Friend CEO Monty Moncrieff shares his thoughts on the recent annual Crime Survey showing a third of gay and bisexual men have taken illegal drugs.
25th July 2014
Australia: Research discovers cancer-fighting drug ‘kicks out’ hidden HIV 2
1:09 PM — A new development in HIV treatment was presented earlier this week at the AIDS 2014 conference in Australia.
24th July 2014
US: Washington state program gives at-risk groups access to PrEP for no cost
10:11 PM — The Washington State Department of Health has started a drug assistance program that helps state residents at risk of HIV infections pay for expensive daily pill that could reduce the risk of contracting HIV.
US: Researchers successfully destroy HIV in human cells 2
6:44 PM — Temple University researchers in Philadelphia have destroyed HIV in human cells during laboratory tests.
Crime survey: Third of gay and bisexual men took illegal drugs last year 41
5:49 PM — A third of gay and bisexual men took illegal drugs over the last year, the Crime Survey of England and Wales has found.
23rd July 2014
Australia: Thousands memorialise the millions lost to HIV/AIDS 1
1:00 PM — Thousands congregated in Melbourne’s Federation Square yesterday to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS, as part of the 20th International AIDS Conference.
22nd July 2014
Africa: HIV/AIDS relief affected by anti-gay laws 2
12:56 PM — Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda are discouraging people from seeking HIV health care, according to healthcare professionals there.
17th July 2014
Public Health England welcomes WHO announcement on PrEP for gay men 11
6:31 PM — The WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using PrEP as an additional method against HIV has been welcomed by Public Health England.
Lifetime gay blood ban not justifiable, says Europe Court of Justice Advocate General
4:57 PM — A lifetime ban preventing French gay men from donating blood is not justifiable, says the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice.
11th July 2014
World Health Organization: HIV prevention urgently needed for MSM and transgender people 10
12:21 PM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the global fight against HIV risks stalling without stronger preventative treatments for transgender people and gay and bisexual men.
8th July 2014
UK Parliament begins world record HIV testing challenge 1
10:53 AM — The record for the highest number of parliamentarians to take an HIV test in one session will be set today at Westminster.
2nd July 2014
US: Researcher pleads not guilty in HIV vaccine fraud case
10:55 PM — Dong-Pyou Han, a former Iowa State University scientist, pleaded not guilty Tuesday regarding charges that he falsified research for an HIV vaccine to secure large amounts of federal funding.
1st July 2014
Public Health England: ‘Gay men disproportionately affected by ill-health’ 12
11:04 AM — Gay and bisexual men are disproportionately affected by poor sexual health, mental health challenges and the use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco, Public Health England says.
26th June 2014
America to mark national HIV Testing Day
5:04 PM — National HIV Testing Day is taking place in the United States on Friday.
Public Health Wales: Rise in syphilis could be linked to dating apps 2
3:34 PM — An increase in cases of syphilis across Wales could be linked to the use of dating websites and mobile phone apps for sex, says Public Health Wales.
17th June 2014
UK Government rules out easing restrictions on gay men giving blood 30
5:10 PM — The Department of Health has rejected calls by the Green Party to end the ban against gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of having sex.
Diane Abbott: Churches need to support black gay men on sexual health 12
12:18 PM — Black churches have a key role to play in improving sexual health for black gay men, Labour's Diane Abbott says.
Cases of gonorrhoea up 26% for gay men in England 9
11:21 AM — There's been a significant rise in cases of gonorrhoea among gay and bisexual men, Public Health England says.
2nd June 2014
Charity calls on LGBT drug and alcohol treatment to be improved 5
3:37 PM — A new report calling on drug and alcohol treatment services to be improved for the LGBT community has been published by the charity London Friend.