15th October 2013
National AIDS Trust says Northern Ireland should match rest of UK on blood donation rules 2
4:39 PM — The National AIDS Trust has urged Northern Ireland’s government to accept Belfast High Court’s ruling against maintaining a lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
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.
14th October 2013
UN tells China: Don’t ban HIV positive people from accessing saunas and bathhouses 2
12:42 PM — The United Nations’ HIV agency has urged China to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
11th October 2013
Get set for the National AIDS Trust’s Wig Party 2013
5:26 PM — The National AIDS Trust has announced details of this month's annual Wig Party in central London on Sunday 27 October - and it's receiving the support of TV star Graham Norton.
9th October 2013
Kenyan health institute urges gay sex workers to be included in HIV prevention strategy 1
2:44 PM — Kenya’s Medical Research Institute says gay men working in the sex trade need to be included in the country’s HIV prevention strategy.
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
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.
24th September 2013
UK: Police destroy DNA records of men convicted of historic consensual sex offences 7
12:01 PM — Greater Manchester Police says it has now destroyed dozens of DNA samples taken from men convicted of historic consensual same-sex sexual offences, following criticism of the practice earlier this year.
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).
UNAIDS Official: HIV epidemic could be over by 2030 4
4:58 PM — The Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS, the United Nations' HIV/AIDS agency, says the epidemic could potentially be over by 2030.
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.
5th August 2013
US Senator Elizabeth Warren: I learnt about the gay blood ban through the Boston bombing 4
3:03 PM — US Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has urged for America to allow gay and bisexual men to donate blood and says she only learnt of the ban in the aftermath of this year's Boston bombing.
25th July 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust: HIV prevention work in London needs to focus more on the link between drugs and sex 27
1:22 PM — Commenting on today's HIV research in The Lancet, Terrence Higgins Trust has urged "for a greater focus" in London on helping gay men who are encountering difficulties with drugs and safer sex.
Department of Health ‘concerned’ by rising HIV stats for gay and bisexual men in London 56
11:04 AM — The Department of Health says there is "anecdotal evidence from drug and alcohol clinics in London that recreational or club drug use amongst gay men" could be linked to rising HIV infection rates.
22nd July 2013
Study: HPV virus linked to third of throat cancer cases 16
11:03 AM — With the government being urged to extend the HPV vaccination programme to young gay men, a new study shows one third of people diagnosed with throat cancer are infected with a form of the HPV virus.