The PROUD Study proves PrEP to be 86% effective + PrEP Q&A

THE PROUD STUDY SHOWS PrEP TO BE 86% EFFECTIVE The PROUD Study, which was launched in 2012, and included 545 gay and other men who have sex with men, who reported having had anal sex without a condom in the previous 3 months were given PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), commonly known as the drug TRUVADA to prevent new HIV infections. The…

Fear of Infection / The Infectiousness of Fear

by Brian Mullin Which factors contribute most to the spread of infection?  How about these? Poverty. Misinformation. Fear. Combine them, and you’ve really got an epidemic on your hands, as several recent news stories have proven yet again, especially the comments published yesterday from UKIP Leader Nigel Farage that HIV+ people should be banned from…

NEWS FROM THE NORTH: ACT UP SCOTLAND LAUNCHES

This Tuesday May 20th 6.30-9.30 pm at the Glasgow Arches Theatre will witness a historic launch of ACT UP Scotland, with an event entitled ‘Community Discussion on the Past, Present and Future of Scotland’s HIV Activism against the Epidemic.’ The night will feature a panel discussion and Q + A with guest speakers who are…

‘This May Hurt’ – Is this the kind of doctor we want??

The new UK Immigration Bill does away with the principle that the NHS should be universal and ‘free at the point of access.’ We all benefit when doctors spend their time treating patients, not enforcing immigration rules. HIV doesn’t do borders, so why should the NHS? Find out more of the Bill’s dangerous consequences at:…

Say No to Charges for the NHS – Stop the Health Care Clauses in the Immigration Bill!

The proposed Immigration Bill, currently before the House of Lords, would create a two-tiered Health Service — instituting unprecedented charges for primary & emergency care. Do we want the Home Office monitoring our healthcare? Should we have to prove our identity before treatment in A&E?? These discriminatory, intrusive & misguided measures will NOT save costs — they will discourage people from seeking…

McConaughey is Silent on AIDS, But the Rest of Us Cannot Be

By Brian Mullin Earlier this month, Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club and never mentioned HIV/AIDS once, even though the prize (and the revitalization of his career) came from playing one of the many millions of real people who have died in the epidemic.  Instead McConaughey took time to mention…