aidsmap/nam, 10 April 2017 Around one in five HIV-positive gay men who recently acquired hepatitis C report anal sex without a condom as the only behaviour that could explain their infection. At the same time, a third of people acquiring hepatitis C were gay men who did not have HIV, clinicians from the Mortimer Market Centre in London told the British HIV Association conference in Liverpool last...
State of Play: findings from the England Gay Men’s Sex Survey
Sigma Research, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, May 2016 The 2014 Gay Men’s Sex Survey was released this week. 15,360 men who have sex with men, living in England and aged 16 to 90 years, completed the online survey. Findings included: The proportion of men not happy with their sex lives was 41%. The over 65s were most likely to be happy with their sex life. ...
High incidence of HCV re-infection among HIV-positive MSM in Western Europe
nam/aidsmap, 19 April 2016 There is a very high incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) re-infection among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in western Europe, according to research presented to the International Liver Congress in Barcelona. Investigators found that a quarter of HIV-positive MSM who cleared an initial HCV infection were re-infected with HCV within three years. The...
Mental health issues may increase HIV risk among gay, bisexual men
Reuters, Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:03am EST
Gay and bisexual men are at increased risk of acquiring the [HIV] if they have mental health problems, according to a new study.
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Caution urged in Queensland HIV notification “spike” response
Recent reports of a “dramatic spike” in HIV notifications in Queensland have prompted experts to urge caution about misinterpreting results and jumping to conclusions.
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Key findings in the Queensland Gay Periodic Health Survey
Substantial shifts in condom usage rates among men who have sex with men (MSM), the growing popularity of mobile applications and a lacklustre result in men reporting ever being tested for HIV are some of the key results.