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Chemsex and cultural competency

01 Jun 2022 by David Stuart in Unmet health needs & health inequalities published June 2022

David Stuart discusses chemsex - where individuals intentionally have sex under the influence of psychoactive drugs. David was the first to name and identify Chemsex as an emerging gay cultural phenomenon.

Time to Deliver for Mothers and Babies: an urgent need for safe, effective and accessible medicines in pregnancy

07 Mar 2022 in Unmet health needs & health inequalities published March 2022

Professor Peter Brocklehurst and Sundeep Kaur Bhogal say it is time to deliver safe, effective & accessible medicines in pregnancy.

Living with HIV through menopause – we must do more to support women

07 Mar 2022 in Unmet health needs & health inequalities published March 2022

Many menopause symptoms such as tiredness, night sweats and general malaise are very similar to those of HIV. Angelina Namiba and Dr Nneka Nwokolo say we must do more to support women with HIV.

Equitable access to HIV prevention and care

02 Feb 2022 by Tristan Barber in Unmet health needs & health inequalities published February 2022

Dr Tristan Barber explores the importance of broadening our perspectives, sharing information, encouraging people, and challenging misinformation, to make ending HIV transmission a reality.

The importance of multidisciplinary approaches during public health crises

15 Dec 2021 in Unmet health needs & health inequalities published December 2021

Aidan Seeley and Adam Dicks explore the lessons from the HIV/AIDS epidemic for the current SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic and the takeaways for the next generation of policymakers and scientists.

Fraught decision-making in transgender medicine

15 Dec 2021 in Unmet health needs & health inequalities published December 2021

Using ethnographica data, Dr. stef m. shuster examines the uncertainty that providers of transgender medicine experience, which is exacerbated by a paucity of training and scientific evidence on gender-affirming interventions. Dr shuster concludes with the social implications of fraught decision-making in trans medicine.