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June 30, 2014

'...Through this comprehensive strategy, we are decreasing new HIV infections to the point where by 2020, the number of persons living with HIV in New York State will be reduced for the first time'

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo used Gay Pride to announce an aggressive proposal to reduce HIV infections in the Empire State.

Called Bending the Curve, the project is meant to decrease new HIV infections so the number of recently developed infections is below the figure of HIV-related deaths.

December 10, 2013

Uganda’s Health Minister plans to roll out a series of HIV clinics targeting the needs of LGBTIs and sex workers in the East African nation, but the country’s Minster for Ethics and Integrity is outraged by the plan

18 months after attacking activists for opening a HIV clinic for LGBTIs in Kampala, Uganda’s Health Ministry has announced plans for similar clinics of their own – but the Ministry for Ethics and Integrity is strongly against them, showing a split in the government.

August 24, 2013

Progressive Organization of Gays says one person gets infected every two hours yet govt spends more money on corrupt deals than on healthcare

As protests against the misuse of millions of dollars by lawmakers erupted in the Philippines and even outside the islands, a leading gay rights group flayed the government of President Benigno Aquino for neglecting healthcare despite the HIV crisis.

“The Philippines has a rising HIV crisis where one person gets infected every two hours,” said Clyde Pumihic, spokesperson of the Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines (ProGay).

“Yet the allocation for prevention and treatment is paltry, a mere 120 million pesos ($2.7 million) in the national budget.

June 19, 2013

Religious groups in Jamaica unite to say allowing adult gay sex in private would harm children, spread HIV, and prevent Christians from disagreeing with LGBT rights

Javed Jaghai has so enraged previously conflicting religious groups in Jamaica they have done the unthinkable; unite!

In the first-ever domestic legal challenge to the island’s anti-sodomy law, AIDS-Free World’s lawyers, Anika Gray and I (Maurice Tomlinson), will be representing Javed, a young gay man who was kicked out of his home by his landlady when she discovered his sexual orientation.

June 5, 2013

Gonorrhea, genital warts, herpes and chlamydia all up in England among gay and bisexual men and young people

Gay and bisexual men are making up 79% of all syphilis cases in England and have seen a 37% rise in gonorrhea.

They also make up 58% of gonorrhea cases in the country – a total of 10,754 men were diagnosed with the bacteria, known as ‘the clap’, which causes burning pain during urination and discharge from the penis.

The new official figures, released today (5 June) come from government agency Public Health England (PHE).

June 13, 2012

Terrence Higgins Trust voices support for gay marriage in UK, claiming the legislation will improve sexual health by reducing stigma

The legalization of gay marriage in the UK will help fight the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, health experts claim today (13 June).

In its response to the UK government's consultation on legalizing same-sex civil marriage in England and Wales, which closes tomorrow (14 June) at 11.59pm, the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) says the historic legislation will improve the sexual health of gays, lesbians and bisexuals by reducing stigma.

April 26, 2012

As a new report from Stonewall reveals shock stats around drugs, suicide and discrimination we examine how the health system is failing lesbians, gays and bisexuals

Drugs, alcohol, smoking, depression, self-harm, suicide, domestic abuse, body image issues, eating disorders and cancer risks – when Stonewall put a finger on the pulse of Britain’s gay and bisexual men, it diagnosed a heap of trouble.

April 24, 2012

Facebook game Man Up focuses on the link between the number of sexual partners and the increased risk of sexually transmitted infections and HIV

The more men you sleep with, the more you need to get tested. But bed hopping is encouraged in a new game from Britain's leading HIV charity.

Terrence Higgins Trust created the Facebook game, Man Up, to show that guys who regularly sleep around need to get tested for sexually transmitted infections more often.

March 2, 2012

By 2015 condoms will be available in 95% of hotels and ‘public places’ and rate of new infections will be reduced by 25%

The Chinese government released an action plan on Wednesday to combat the 'serious' problem of the spread of HIV and AIDS in the country.

In a statement reported by Reuters the government said the spread of AIDS in China is 'still severe' and 'the virus is a serious (problem) in some areas and amongst high-risk groups'.

December 5, 2011
LGBT Labour says UK government cuts to HIV services and awareness are damaging the fight against the virus.
LGBT Labour says efforts to promote safe sex awareness need to be doubled, along with commitment to HIV services, in the face of swingeing British government cuts. After 30 years of HIV in the UK, the number of people living with the virus is at an all-time high, with there now being almost 100,000 cases. Gay and bisexual men remain most at risk - making up 69 per cent of infections caught through having sex. Almost a third of those infected do not realise they have it.