Jumping Hurdles with Adolescents: We Need More Than Just an HIV Test

Published: July 22, 2016

by Niluka Perera Reaching adolescents remains a paramount challenge in the HIV response, may they be perinatally infected with HIV or are from key populations. The number one killer of adolescents living with HIV in Africa is AIDS. More than 95% of all new HIV infections among young people in Asia and Pacific occur among adolescents of key populations. Young …

Seeking home: The lives of gay and transgender asylum seekers of the Middle East

Published: March 31, 2015

The Washington Post Nicole Crowder Original Article:  wapo.st/1CHK21C Beginning in Damascus, Syria, in 2010, photojournalist Bradley Secker began to document the lives of gay Iraqi refugees that had fled Iraq to escape homophobic violence. Shortly after chronicling their stories, Secker crossed borders and traveled to Turkey, following Iranians, Turkish Kurds, Syrians and more Iraqis who were claiming asylum abroad or fighting …

Unmasking Black Gay Privilege

Published: March 31, 2015

The Huffington Post John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D Original Article:  huff.to/1G45u3A Whereas "white male privilege" is widely debated, a study by Princeton University researcher David S. Pedulla suggests that black gay men may benefit from forms of privilege as well. Such an idea is counterintuitive to many people who consider black gay men to be triply disadvantaged — subjected, individually and …

HCV sexual transmission linked to anal sex, drug use, lower CD4 count

Published: March 31, 2015

aidsmap Liz Highleyman Original Article:  bit.ly/1bOun6I In addition to the usual risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) sexual transmission seen in most previous studies – such as anal sex and having other sexually transmitted infections – researchers in the Netherlands also saw an association with nasal and injection drug use and lower CD4 cell count, they reported in a …

CDC Leads New Efforts To Fight HIV Among MSM and Trans

Published: March 31, 2015

EDGE MEDIA NETWORK Original Article:  bit.ly/1GJB2ej The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of MSM of color. The multi-faceted strategy will respond to the severe burden of HIV …

"Incredible India, Invest in Communities!"

Published: March 31, 2015

The Huffington Post Dr. Alvaro Bermejo Original Article:  huff.to/1INxtCT I was looking forward to meeting the leaders of community responses to HIV from across the world. We had decided the 2015 meeting would be in February in India, a country that has led the way developing the generic anti-retroviral drugs that keep millions alive, a country that has taught us …

ViiV Healthcare Launches New Global Positive Action Programme Focused on MSM and Transgender Populations

Published: March 31, 2015

CSR wire Original Article:  bit.ly/1ageHcb LONDON, United Kingdom , Mar. 31 /CSRwire/ – ViiV Healthcare today announced the launch of a new initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations around the world. Through Positive Action, ViiV Healthcare has committed …

Mar 30 2015 Guide for people living with HIV to disability benefit claims

Published: March 30, 2015

NAT Original Article:  bit.ly/1Ge7bdp NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed guidance for people living with HIV on how to provide relevant evidence for new disability benefits applications. The guide, created in partnership with the National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA), explains the importance of evidence from health and care professionals for the new disability benefits, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA*) and …

Most HIV-positive gay men in European survey are on HIV treatment, though fewer in the east

Published: March 30, 2015

aidsmap Gus Cairns Original Article:  bit.ly/1NwFv3W The large EMIS survey of gay men living in Europe has found that over 70% of respondents with HIV are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). Of those who have never started ART or have stopped, by far the most common reason was a doctor’s recommendation that they did not need to take it. A higher …

Is Lee Daniels Responsible For Perpetuating Myths About Black Men On The "Down Low"?

Published: March 29, 2015

QUEERTY Graham Gremore Original Article:  bit.ly/1bLfl1w “There is a perception that high HIV rates in Black communities are due to pervasive homophobia,” Charles Stephens writes in a new op-ed published by RHRealityCheck. “This notion is overly simplistic and does not advance discussions around building bridges among heterosexual and LGBT Black communities.” Stephens then points his finger at Lee Daniels, the openly gay …

Scaling up of HIV treatment for MSM in Bangkok: a modelling and costing study

Published: March 29, 2015

THE LANCET HIV Lei Zhang, PhD, Nittaya Phanuphak, PhD Klara Henderson, PhD Siriporn Nonenoy, MPH Sasiwan Srikaew, BSc Andrew J Shattock, MScCliff C Kerr, PhD Brenda Omune, BIPH Prof Frits van Griensven, PhD Sutayut Osornprasop, PhD Robert Oelrichs, PhD Jintanat Ananworanich, PhD Prof David P Wilson, PhD Original Article:  bit.ly/1NwBFaT Summary Background Despite the high prevalence of HIV in men …

Why We Need Regular HIV Testing Everywhere

Published: March 29, 2015

vocativ Luke Malone Original Article:  voc.tv/1G9Qdg8 Far from the 1980s and early 90s, when an HIV diagnosis was mostly a death sentence, today there are 31 FDA-approved antiretroviral drugs to treat and manage HIV infections—slowing down the virus and improving quality of life. So when almost 50 percent of people tested for HIV at Atlanta’s Grady Hospital—the only ER in the city to offer routine testing …