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  • Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to rule in favour of same-sex marriage

    Taiwan has become the first Asian country to order its parliament to legalise same-sex marriage. The highest court in the land has ruled that Article 972 of the Civil Code, which states that marriage is between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.

    24 May 2017 | Pink News
  • Hong Kong could see 35 per cent surge in HIV cases by 2021, report says

    The number of Hongkongers living with HIV is expected to surge by 35 per cent in the coming four years, with 74 per cent of infections taking place among men who have sex with men, according to the latest report by the government’s Advisory Council on AIDS.

    22 May 2017 | South China Morning Post
  • LGB-Focused Resources Help Stressed Teens Cope

    Imagining a better future isn't enough to help LGB teens deal with stress related to their sexual orientation, new research finds. However well-intentioned the idea, "It Gets Better" is not the best coping strategy for teens dealing with stress related to their sexual orientation, and, in some cases, it may even do more harm than good, according to a new study led by University of Arizona researcher Russell Toomey. A better method, according to the research, is for teens to seek out organizations, activities and resources focused specifically on the gay, lesbian and bisexual community.

    16 May 2017 | Univesity of Arizona
  • Indonesian authorities publicly released the results of HIV tests forced on 14 gay men

    Human Rights Watch have released a statement denouncing the treatment of the men, stating that the police continue to violate the rights and privacy of LGBTQI people in Indonesia.

    11 May 2017 | SBS
  • BHIVA response to The Irish Times article 'Anti-HIV drug removes personal responsibility'

    This piece has generated a considerable amount of concern in the HIV community already as its content is completely at odds with current recommendations by the World Health Organisation and NICE which recognise that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an important component of HIV prevention. Numerous studies have shown that PrEP is a highly clinically and cost-effective safe intervention which reduces the risk of becoming infected with HIV by around 90%.

    24 April 2017 | BHIVA
  • The real sex lives of gay men - GMFA's biggest survey

    GMFA has just conducted its biggest-ever sex survey for the 150th edition of its resource FS. Ian Howley, Chief Executive of GMFA, said: “With over 3,000 responses it gives a fascinating snapshot of the kind of sex that gay and bisexual men in the UK are having, what they enjoy and what they are doing, or not doing, to maintain their sexual health.”

    13 April 2017 | GMFA
  • PrEP marketing campaigns get homoerotic. It’s about time.

    Shirtless lucha libre Mexican wrestlers diving into bed are part of a colorful new print ad campaign promoting “health and sex” for Gilead Sciences, the pharma maker of HIV prevention drug Truvada.

    11 April 2017 | Queerty
  • Portugal hepatitis A outbreak: 'Far from controlled'

    In a follow-up to the hepatitis A outbreak in Portugal, the Director General of Health reported the case tally has grown to 138 since the beginning of the year, according to an MSN Notocias report (computer translated). And the outbreak is considered from from being under control.

    10 April 2017 | Outbreak News Today
  • How do you do it? Australian HIV campaign puts emphasis on a combination of ways

    Meet Tom, Dick and Harry. Sydney-based health promotion organization ACON’s current campaign singles out different men who “do it”, but who opt for different ways of protecting themselves. “We all have notions of what safe sex means, but we wanted to reflect actual behaviour among gay men and other men who have sex with men,” said ACON Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Parkhill.

    05 April 2017 | UNAIDS
  • Health and rights challenges for China's LGBT community

    Despite some progress in recent years, China's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community still face substantial barriers to protecting their health and human rights.

    03 April 2017 | The Lancet (requires free registration)
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