Lymphogranuloma Venereum Increasing Amongst Gay Men of Dublin

Close on the heels of news that prevalence of syphilis is increasing in men who have sex with men throughout the USA, another distressing bit of news has popped up: a relatively rare infectious disease, Lymphogranuloma Venereum (also known as lymphogranuloma inguinale or bubo), is spreading rapidly through the gay population of Dublin, Ireland. Caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, serotype L1, L2 and L3, this infection … Continue reading Lymphogranuloma Venereum Increasing Amongst Gay Men of Dublin

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You Don’t Have To Be Straight To Shoot Straight: Down with #DADT

A rather long and tortuous post title, I know, but one I strongly believe in. I know the Obama administration has been under the cosh for several reasons, including the way in which the healthcare reform and economic meltdown were being managed. But at the same time, it has brought to an end several rather discriminatory policies. It started with the end of ban on … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Be Straight To Shoot Straight: Down with #DADT

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World AIDS Day: A Short History

On the eve of one of the most popular days in the medical calendar, the World AIDS Day, let me dwell on a short history of this day. Celebrated on 1st December every year, the World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness, funding and acceptance of HIV/AIDS and the 35 million people worldwide living with it. In August 1987, Thomas Netter and James W. … Continue reading World AIDS Day: A Short History

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WAD 2010: Speak Out for Sexual Freedom

Greg Laden’s Blog talks about “Panic among Kenya’s gays” following the passing of a UN resolution which makes it tantamount to the fact that killing gays is OK. In a measure on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, the African and Arab nations managed to edge out three words in the final resolution which would have afforded protection to the homosexual people by denouncing their arbitrary … Continue reading WAD 2010: Speak Out for Sexual Freedom

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