13th June 2014
US: Iowa Supreme Court overturns man’s criminal HIV transmission conviction 2
9:03 PM — An Iowa court has overturned the conviction of a man who was charged with illegally exposing someone to HIV, despite using a condom.
8th June 2014
Hawaii: Sex education lessons to require ‘opt-in’ over fears of ‘normalising’ homosexuality 9
2:35 PM — The Hawaii Department of Education has confirmed that children will only be able to receive sex education lessons if their parents specifically opt in, over fears about homosexuality.
6th June 2014
‘Bareback Saint’ title for Andy Bell’s new album 3
6:45 PM — Erasure star Andy Bell is releasing a new solo album called “Torsten The Bareback Saint”.
4th June 2014
Lord Fowler: Fight against HIV going backwards because of anti-gay laws 6
2:58 PM — Former Health Secretary Lord Fowler says the fight against HIV is “going backwards” because of anti-gay laws in many parts of the world.
25th May 2014
US: CDC launches ad campaign recommending HIV-preventative drugs 7
3:17 PM — The US Centre for Disease Control has launched a series of new adverts, promoting the availability of controversial new HIV-preventative drugs.
21st May 2014
Larry Kramer: Gay icon Barbra Streisand finds gay sex ‘distasteful’ 66
10:07 PM — Playwright Larry Kramer has claimed that gay icon Barbra Streisand is "uncomfortable" with gay sex, and held up production of The Normal Heart because she found it "distasteful".
20th May 2014
South Africa: Gay blood ban lifted for monogamous couples 11
8:59 PM — South Africa has lifted a blanket ban on gay men donating blood, in favour of new regulations which do not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
17th May 2014
UK: Campaigners call for HIV prevention drugs to be made available on NHS 2
2:54 PM — Campaigners have called for controversial HIV-preventative drugs to be made available on the NHS, after the CDC issued guidance recommending their use in the US.
16th May 2014
Tesco Extra store to offer HIV testing 9
11:49 AM — Tesco has become the first supermarket to offer free HIV testing at one of their stores.
15th May 2014
US: CDC guidelines recommend more groups use PrEP for HIV prevention 11
5:19 PM — The Centre for Disease Control has updated its guidelines for a controversial HIV-preventative drug, expanding the list of groups recommended to take it.
14th May 2014
Ugandan Ethics Minister: HIV support groups are ‘promoting homosexuality’ and I will close them down 24
3:55 PM — Uganda's Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo has accused the country’s HIV support groups of “promoting homosexuality” and warns that he will take action against them.
13th May 2014
New Zealand: Gay blood ban to be lowered from 5 years to 12 months
10:53 PM — New Zealand's Blood Service has announced it is partially relaxing its ban on gay men giving blood.
9th May 2014
Jamaica: LGBT rights groups partner with government to tackle HIV rates
4:02 PM — Jamaica has seen an increase in campaign efforts to reduce the growing spread of HIV within the gay community
6th May 2014
Petition calls for Michael Gove to add HIV to compulsory sex education topics 7
1:40 PM — A petition has been started calling on the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove to ensure that young people are educated on HIV.
25th April 2014
Elton John creates new HIV fund in memory of dance legend Frankie Knuckles 3
1:58 PM — Sir Elton John has launched a new HIV fund for the black community in memory of Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles who died last month.
24th April 2014
GMFA launches new HIV campaign targeting gay men in their teens and twenties 13
5:29 PM — Gay men’s health charity GMFA has launched a new campaign focused on raising awareness of HIV for gay men in their teens and twenties.
23rd April 2014
Survey: A third of gay men believe you can’t work as cabin crew if you are HIV positive 5
11:14 AM — Research from the National AIDS Trust reveals that nearly a third of gay men wrongly believe that if you are living with HIV you would be banned from working as cabin crew.
22nd April 2014
Russia: Proposed law would force people with HIV to join database, submit fingerprints 23
9:29 PM — A law has been proposed in Russia that would force anyone with HIV to join a database, and submit their details and fingerprints to the government.
18th April 2014
Michael Lucas: Gay men are not too busy enjoying bareback orgies to take PrEP 5
3:26 PM — Gay porn producer Michael Lucas has called on the president of America’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation to resign for describing medication used to prevent HIV infection as a "party drug".
17th April 2014
Australia: Man found guilty of killing partner after victim tells him he’s HIV positive 5
11:03 AM — A man in Sydney has been convicted of killing and raping his male partner after he was told of his HIV status.