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Opinion: The WHO says I don’t have a mental disorder, but in Japan government says I do

Opinion: The WHO says I don’t have a mental disorder, but in Japan government says I do

By Fumino Sugiyama, Tokyo Rainbow Pride On Monday, the World Health Assembly voted to approve the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), a global manual of diagnostic codes for doctors. Among other changes, this version of the ICD removes the diagnosis of “Gender Identity Disorder (GID)”, meaning transgender people like me are […]

UK to double participation in trial of HIV prevention pill

UK to double participation in trial of HIV prevention pill

Health authorities in England said on Friday last that they support a plan to double to 26,000 the number of participants in an HIV prevention pill trial, ahead of a potential national roll-out. Demand for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – a once-daily pill that is highly protective against HIV – has exceeded expectations, said National Health […]

Buyers’ clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention ‘crisis’

Buyers’ clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention ‘crisis’

A new generation of drug buyers’ clubs, like those set up at the height of the AIDS epidemic, is seeking to combat a ‘crisis’ in preventing new HIV infections, by providing access to cheap generics of a breakthrough prophylactic. The original buyers’ groups, made famous in the film, Dallas Buyers Club, were set up in […]

TENI: Gender Identity no longer ‘a disorder of the mind’ – new WHO classification

TENI: Gender Identity no longer ‘a disorder of the mind’ – new WHO classification

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) has today welcomed the long-anticipated decision of the World Health Organization to delete references to gender identity disorder and related categories from its classification of mental and behavioural disorders. In the latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases*, WHO has removed outdated references toTranssexualism, Dual Role Transvestism, and Gender […]

Senior UNAIDS official latest to go after sex harassment allegation

Senior UNAIDS official latest to go after sex harassment allegation

The deputy head of the U.N. agency for HIV/AIDS will not seek to renew his term in office though it is not reasonable to link his departure to a sexual harassment allegation that proved unsubstantiated [‘insufficient evidence’ is not equal to ‘unsubstantiated’, which was the actual IOS finding – MKB Ed. EILE] a spokesman said […]

WHO Removes Anti-gay Leader Robert Mugabe As Goodwill Ambassador

WHO Removes Anti-gay Leader Robert Mugabe As Goodwill Ambassador

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment. WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a meeting about chronic diseases on Wednesday in Uruguay attended by both men. […]

World Health Organisation Urges All Gay & Bisexual Men to Take Anti-HIV Medication

World Health Organisation Urges All Gay & Bisexual Men to Take Anti-HIV Medication

The World Health Organisation has made the recommendation that all men who have sex with men should start taking PrEP, medication that could prevent HIV infection, regardless of their current HIV status. In a revision of its HIV prevention guidelines, the WHO has urged that all MSM (men who have sex with men) begin taking […]