Slings, Slamming and Chem-sex

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Many people have been asking us recently about chem-sex. Dr Steve Taylor, Heartlands HIV Service’s Lead Consultant, has written on this topic at the Huffington Post. We’ve reproduced the article below, but you can also read it here. This blog is definitely not for the faint-hearted: if you’re easily offended, please stop reading now! For

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Future Commissioning of HIV and TB Support Services in Birmingham

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Birmingham City Council is undertaking a strategic review of current provision and local need for social support for people with HIV and TB, to help shape the future commissioning of services.  You can read what the consultation said here. Did you get the opportunity to have your say? We are concerned that the consultation didn’t quite

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Election 2015 – five HIV asks for the next UK Government

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The National AIDS Trust and HIV Scotland have joined together to identify the key priorities for the new Parliament which will reduce HIV transmission and improve the lives of people living with HIV across the UK. They are calling for commitments in five key areas – human rights, sex and relationships education (SRE), HIV prevention,

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Would you date an HIV-positive guy?

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This piece by Matthew Hodson, the Chief Executive of GMFA, the gay men’s health charity, was originally published at GMFA.org.uk. I’ve been living with diagnosed HIV for many years. In that time I’ve had my share of sexual and romantic rejections on the basis of my HIV status. While these don’t make up any of my

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Chemsex: A Guide

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Chemsex – the word used to describe drug use in sexual contexts – is increasingly prevalent amongst men who have sex with men. This guide from 56 Dean Street and the Hepatitis C Trust is an excellent introduction to the issues surrounding this practice: HCV continues to be a highlystigmatised disease associated with much fear, ignorance and misinformation.

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Withdrawn Plans to Expand PROUD Study

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WITHDRAWN PLANS TO EXPAND PROUD STUDY 19th January 2015 Given that the PROUD pilot study has answered theimportant question of how much protection daily Truvada can offer when provided in sexual health clinics in the UK, there is no need for the planned larger clinical trial. As such, we have withdrawn our funding application to

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