Black, gay and proud

Dr. Verity Sullivan hears from Phil about the challenges of being black and gay Read More

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Cuts to Sexual Health services in the UK will disproportionately affect BAME communities

by Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan  2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Venereal Diseases (VD) Act of 1917, a significant piece of legislation in the UK, which introduced the guiding principles of free and confidential treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that are still followed today. This act led to the creation of the first purpose… Read More

Prevailing racist ideas have given the pharmaceutical industry leeway to experiment on underprivileged people

A Stanford study has showed that abstinence is ineffective in reducing new HIV transmission. But why an unscientific method was even considered is confounding experts; creating bio-ethical issues and putting public health on the line. by Sophie Alal The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR, was launched by ex- president George Bush in… Read More

The Ghost of King Leopold II Still Haunts Us

Belgium Colonization and the Ignition of the HIV Global Pandemic by Dr. Lawrence Brown In an article entitled “The Early Spread and Epidemic Ignition of HIV-1 in Human Populations” in the magazine Science in October 2014, Nuno Faria and his fellow researchers revealed the location of Ground Zero for one of the world’s most deadly… Read More