Increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in the UK
Oct21

Increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in the UK

There has been a rise in the number of people diagnosed with HIV reports the UK’s Western Daily Press, with more than half of new cases among gay and bisexual men. “A total of 6,151 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in the UK during 2014, according to data from Public Health England (PHE). This is a slight rise on 2013, when there were 6,000 new cases. The number of men who have sex with men newly diagnosed with HIV...

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“I’m Undetectable. Do I Have to Disclose to a Hook-Up?”
Aug20

“I’m Undetectable. Do I Have to Disclose to a Hook-Up?”

Check out #AskTyler‘s take on this perennial topic over on hivplusmag.com.  ...

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11 condoms of the future selected by Bill Gates
Nov25

11 condoms of the future selected by Bill Gates

Bill Gates‘ charitable endeavour has given $100,000 to each of 11 finalists in a competition to build a superior condom. Winning entries include “The Handlebar” (aka “The Big Easy“), “The Tenderloin” and “Daddy’s Little Helper” amongst others. Find out...

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Enter the Age of Smartphone Apps and Sexual Health
Oct28

Enter the Age of Smartphone Apps and Sexual Health

Experts around the globe are fast realising that one of the most effective channels for providing sexual health information and education is via the Smartphone app, given their massive popularity and reach.  Grindr alone has had over 10 million downloads and and has worked with public health organisations, health clinics, and advocacy organisations to raise awareness of sexual health issues.  For example, David Stuart, substance use...

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Why are some HIV-positive men are more infectious than others?
Aug14

Why are some HIV-positive men are more infectious than others?

A new study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) provides insights into the interplay among bacteria, viruses and the immune system during HIV infection, reports MedicalNewsToday.com Currently, doctors measure HIV-positive men’s infectivity – their potential to infect others – based on their blood viral load. However, some men produce large amounts of virus in their semen despite having low...

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