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May 31, 2013

Following the 2009 HIV vaccine trial in Thailand which found 30% effectiveness in fighting off infection, a new trial is about to start in London

A new international trial testing multiple vaccines administered together hopes to improve on the previous promising results of using combinations of antibodies. 

The trial will test a new recipe of AIDS vaccines to determine what kind of boost to the immune system a double vaccination has in participants.

An American-backed trial in Thailand found in 2009 that a combination of two vaccine prototypes was 30% effective in preventing HIV infection.

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is leading this new trial, soon to begin in London.

March 22, 2013

Co-founder of Microsoft is pledging thousands of dollars in a bid to make safe sex hotter than unsafe sex and save millions of lives

Bill Gates will be giving an inventor thousands of dollars if they can invent a more pleasurable condom.

The co-founder of Microsoft and business magnate is looking for a next generation condom that ‘significantly preserves or enhances pleasure in order to improve uptake and regular use’.

Gates is welcoming anyone, from students to scientists, to come up with an idea and submit it in an easy, online, two-page application.

August 12, 2012

A safe sex campaign that was pulled down after complaints from Christians and then reinstated will return in the Australian state of Queensland from this month

A controversial safe-sex campaign targeting gay men has returned in the Australian state of Queensland a year after it was removed from billboards and bus shelters following an orchestrated campaign against it by Christian activists.

The Rip & Roll campaign resulted in 222 complaints, making it the most complained about advertisement in Australia in 2011, after the far-right Australian Christian Lobby urged its members to complain about it.

July 18, 2012

The Baxter of California Travel Kit includes all the grooming essentials a man needs to look his best where ever he is in the world

When packing in a rush, it's easy to forget the essentials. But after grabbing your money, tickets and passport, remember to take a supply of decent travel toiletries and grooming products with you.

The Baxter of California Travel Kit has everything you could possibly need to make sure you're still looking your fabulous self no matter where you are.

So whether you're in a wicca hut in the Amazon jungle or a five-star luxury hotel in Bali, you'll always look refreshed and at your best.

May 31, 2012

Health experts point to rise of apps for increase in sexually transmitted infections

UK health experts are urging gay men to practice safe sex after alarming new figures reveal a sharp increase in sexually transmitted infections.

According to new data released by the Health Protection Agency today (31 May), there has been an upsurge in the number of new STI diagnoses in England in 2011, with the biggest increase seen among men who have sex with men.

April 27, 2012

Sunglasses brand celebrates anniversary with gay advert 

Iconic eyewear company Ray-Ban marks its 75th anniversary with a gay-inclusive ad campaign.

As part of their 'Never Hide' campaign, the sunglasses company originally introduced for the US army has styled two well-dressed men, holding hands walking down a busy city street.