Sunday , 19 January 2020

Tag Archives: HIV

Young gay Scots see monogamy as protection from HIV

HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured lymphocyte

Research carried out University of Glasgow suggests that young gay men in Scotland often rely on trust rather than testing as means of ensuring a monogamous partner is HIV negative. The results were presented in GAYCON 2014, the 5th National Conference for Scotland on Gay and Bisexual Men’s Health and Wellbeing, according to a report by Aidsmap. Doctoral student, Nicola ...

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Study shows PrEP highly protective against HIV for gay men


A two-year study into whether pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be routinely made available on the UK NHS for gay and bisexual men is being fast-tracked after interim results show it highly protective against HIV. The trial study of a two year research project entitled PROUD recruited 545 gay men at high risk of HIV infection through 13 sexual health clinics in ...

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Stewart McDonald, Farage anti HIV poz policy is a wake up call

Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP

Stewart McDonald, convener of the SNP’s LGBT group, Out for Independence, comments on Farage’s new scapegoating target, people who are HIV positive, and says this must serve as a wake-up call for left leaning politics. “‘KEEP HIV POSITIVE MIGRANTS OUT OF BRITAIN, SAYS FARAGE’. That is the headline that screeched across  The Guardian. Mr Farage made his remarks in an interview ...

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Ban HIV positive migrants from the UK, says Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP

Nigel Farage, leader of the right wing UKIP party, called for HIV positive people and murderers to be banned from migrating to Britain as a “good start” in “controlling the quality of people who come” to the UK. The statement came shortly before the UKIP’s first ever MP was elected into office in the Clacton byelection, last night. His statement ...

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Scots parliament hears call for statutory sex education

Jack and Rebecca of Sexpression:UK at Holyrood

The Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee has agreed to take forward a petition to the Scottish government to make Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) compulsory in Scottish Primary and Secondary schools. The petition that was put forward on Tuesday by the student network Sexpression:UK to Holyrood, garnered 1096 signatures and backed by 33 organisations, most notably BMA Scotland, THT Scotland, HIV ...

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Get your kilt ready for the Tartan Ribbon Ceilidh

Tartan Ribbon Cleilidh

We catch up with Jane Griffin, of Waverley Care, and hear about their fabulous Tartan Ribbon Cleilidh birthday party, and everyone’s invited! KaleidoScot: Tartan Ribbon Ceilidh? Tell us more… Jane: 2014 is Waverley Care’s 25th birthday year and throughout the year we’ve been celebrating with people who use our services, staff and supporters. We wanted to have a birthday event ...

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Scots theatre to challenge HIV-related stigma

Scottish Youth Theatre to challenge HIV stigma

The Brownlee HIV Patient Forum, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) and Scottish Youth Theatre have formed a partnership to stage short dramatic pieces designed to provoke thought, challenge and confront HIV-related stigma. In an era where HIV can be controlled with good treatment and care, stigma has been described as the single biggest challenge. Stigma not only restricts the ...

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Glasgow gay health base to close in funding shake-up

Gay Men's Health

Sexual Health Services for gay & bisexual men in the Glasgow area are being overhauled this Autumn, spelling the end for a long-running charity in the city. The dedicated sexual health charity, Gay Men’s Health (GMH), will close its Glasgow operation after funding was withdrawn in a controversial decision by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) earlier this year. Staff ...

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Remembering one of Scotland’s brightest sons, Ian Charleson

Ian Charleson in Chariots of Fire

One of Scotland’s brightest sons was a multi-talented gay actor who sparkled on stage and screen. He sang, danced, recited poetry, played romantic roles, excelled in Shakespeare; he trail-blazed anything he embraced. I had the fortune of seeing him on stage in After Aida were he played the young librettist Arrigo Boito grappling with the ageing composer Giuseppe Verdi. He ...

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