19th August 2014
Thatcher told me: ‘You mustn’t become known just as the minister for AIDS’ 19
11:52 AM — Lord Fowler has revealed that Margaret Thatcher felt he was in danger of becoming known as the “minister for AIDS” due to his crusade against the epidemic in the late 1980s.
14th August 2014
Tory MP: ‘Equalising blood laws is the next frontier for UK gay rights’ 62
2:17 PM — Michael Fabricant says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end and that it’s time for an equal policy.
12th August 2014
Photos: AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in New York City
4:56 PM — A portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt is in New York City for a two-day public display.
7th August 2014
US: Kansas healthcare group opens PrEP-specific clinic
9:07 PM — A Kansas healthcare group has created a PrEP-specific clinic one day a week meant to expand access to PrEP drug Truvada.
London clinic provides ‘slamming kits’ for gay men using hardcore drugs 25
4:54 PM — A clinic has become the first in London to provide packs of clean syringes, spoons and thermometers for gay and bisexual men who use hardcore drugs.
6th August 2014
Caroline Lucas: ‘Ban discrimination – not gay men giving blood’ 12
4:00 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end.
1st August 2014
US: Boy Scouts spokesperson says the BSA won’t repeal policy against gay adult leaders 1
6:31 PM — A Boy Scouts of America leader has said that although the BSA does not believe gay men are predators or pedophiles, it will not reconsider it's policy that bans gay men from being leaders.
Would you have bareback sex under the influence of drink or drugs? This survey says you might 22
12:37 PM — A survey has found that gay and bisexual men are far more likely to have bareback sex after using drugs or while drunk.
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.
30th July 2014
Academic: Extend HPV vaccine to boys and gay men to help reduce cancer risk 18
4:51 PM — Boys should be vaccinated against the HPV virus as well as girls to protect them against several types of cancer, several leading clinicians say.
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.
Government rejects calls to posthumously pardon men convicted of homosexuality 50
11:34 AM — The government has rejected calls for convictions for homosexual acts to be posthumously disregarded.
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.