Health News

Hope Remains in Search for HIV Vaccine

UK based LGBTQIA internet radio station Queerly reports via US portal Them that Johnson and Johnson have concluded tests of a vaccine for HIV, which has sadly not given the protection that many had hoped for. The trial, of nearly four thousand people, did not cause any harm, but failed to protect the immune system from HIV.

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Health Experts Welcome Ban on Anti-Gay Quacks

GScene Magazine, the LGBTQIA mag based in Brighton, reports some good news coming from Westminster. The government has confirmed that a comprehensive ban on anti-gay and anti-trans “conversion therapies” is planned.

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New App Helps LGBT+ People in Dry January

It’s ‘dry January’, an initiative designed to help people cut back on alcohol consumption. Lesbian and bi women’s magazine DIVA says “ Cutting out alcohol provides countless health and social benefits.

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Dementia Hero and Her Wife Offer Hope at Xmas

Jude Thorpe was profiled by the Independent Newspaper as a dementia hero as she spoke about living well with early onset of Alzhemiers, a condition which affects around seventy thousand people in the UK.

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Brigstowe Project Share HIV Services for Xmas

Brigstowe Project, which provides the bulk of HIV services in Bristol, have issued their Christmas season newsletter. This gives important information on the availability of sexual health services over the holiday season.

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In its round up of news and events that took place for World AIDS Day on December 1st, the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust, painted a picture of entrenched stigma


North Somerset’s highly active LGBT+ Forum marked World AIDS Day in style on Wednesday 30th November. Their concert “Torch Songs and Tiaras” took place at All Saints Church in Weston-Super-Mare.


MSI Reproductive Choices Clinic at Brixton Hill in London, which has seen women using its services harrassed and shouted at, and clinic staff intimidated by anti-abortion extremists, has welcomed a


Campaign groups Abortion Talk, My Body My Life, and Doctors For Choice UK, report in the Guardian newspaper that they were invited to a national conference on reproductive choice but asked by repre


Doctor Adrian James, the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has put the Guardian’s Sunday “Observer” newspaper in its place after the ostensibly left of centre publication ran a lette

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