7th April 2014
Chemsex and gay men: Has the issue been overblown? 23
12:35 PM — PinkNews interviews David Stuart, substance use lead at London’s 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, on whether chemsex could be increasing HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men.
5th April 2014
US State Department suspends Ugandan HIV organisation over police raid 2
3:49 PM — Following a police raid on a US-funded HIV clinic in Uganda, the State Department has suspended funding.
4th April 2014
Ugandan police raid US-funded HIV project accused of ‘training homosexuals’ 12
7:21 PM — Police in Uganda have raided a US-funded HIV project which has been accused of "training youths in homosexuality."
UK academic: HIV vaccine research ‘to reach defining moment’ by 2020 5
1:44 PM — A leading academic predicts the next six years will determine whether developing an effective HIV vaccine is within the grasp of scientists.
Los Angeles: Gay men urged to get vaccinated against meningitis following outbreak 1
11:22 AM — Officials in LA have urged gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against meningitis following several deaths.
2nd April 2014
Michael Lucas: Gay bareback porn is hotter and I don’t use condoms with my HIV positive partner 166
3:06 PM — Gay porn producer Michael Lucas has defended his decision to produce bareback porn and says that he does not use condoms with his boyfriend who is HIV positive.
Study: HIV positive men at increased risk of heart attacks 7
11:21 AM — Men living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease, new research in the US has found.
1st April 2014
Comment: Chemsex is causing a disproportionate amount of harm for gay men 10
11:46 AM — The Chief Executive of London Friend, Monty Moncrieff, gives his response to a recent study on drug use in the gay community and says chemsex could be contributing to a rise in HIV infection rates.
31st March 2014
US: Dead man allegedly rejected as tissue donor ‘because he was gay’ 2
4:57 PM — A Pittsburgh man who died earlier this month was allegedly deemed not suitable as a tissue donor because he was gay, it has been alleged.
Comment: Let’s talk about gay sex and drugs 1
3:17 PM — Ahead of tonight’s gay sex and drugs discussion at London’s Manbar, journalist Patrick Cash writes on why gay men should feel able to talk about drug use.
London study: Chemsex by gay men is often to mask self-esteem issues 40
1:21 PM — A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shows many gay and bisexual men use drugs during sex in order to mask self-esteem or self-confidence issues.
27th March 2014
US: Gay politician announces he’s HIV positive and resigns to run HIV charity 9
12:25 PM — A Democratic Party politician in Massachusetts is stepping down from office in order to become the executive director of an HIV organisation in the state.
20th March 2014
Public Health Minister defends GPs from criticism over HIV testing 15
7:44 PM — Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has responded to criticism from Ed Miliband that too many healthcare professionals are failing to offer HIV tests to groups most at risk of infection.
HIV charities praise Ed Miliband’s call for greater HIV prevention investment 1
4:30 PM — Britain’s leading HIV charities have welcomed calls by Labour leader Ed Miliband for doctors to increase HIV testing and for greater investment in prevention.
Exclusive- Ed Miliband: Coalition must take responsibility for lack of HIV testing by GPs 14
2:01 PM — Ed Miliband tells PinkNews that ministers must take "responsibility" over the failure of GPs to offer comprehensive HIV testing, and that it’s "crucial" the Government invests more in HIV prevention whilst also waking up to the "food bank" crisis.
14th March 2014
Rare case of female-to-female HIV transmission reported in Texas
3:00 PM — A woman in Texas is believed to have contracted HIV in a rare case of female-to-female transmission.
13th March 2014
Study: Healthcare professionals ‘reluctant’ to offer HIV tests to older people 2
1:00 PM — Too many clinicians are failing to offer HIV tests to older people, resulting in late diagnosis, new research shows.
11th March 2014
US doctors make ‘call to action’ after second child appears to have been ‘cured’ of HIV
1:11 PM — After a second child in the US appears to have been "cured" of HIV through intensive early treatment, doctors have made a "call to action" to learn more about the incidents.
7th March 2014
Study: Soaring levels of HIV among gay black men in Atlanta 7
5:10 PM — A study shows the city of Atlanta has among one of the highest concentrations of young black gay men living with HIV in the US.
Gay former soldier James Wharton: ‘We need to clean up gay saunas’ 159
4:05 PM — Former soldier James Wharton has defended his recent article in Winq magazine about his opposition to gay saunas by saying the venues need to be cleaned up.