Janherman Veenker inspired, dedicated and visionary

Janherman Veenker inspired, dedicated and visionary

Janherman Veenker (1950-2005) had a long career as a gay rights and AIDS activist. In 1967 at the age of 17 he became involved with his local gay community (COC). Legally seen this was forbidden since Dutch law had an article known as clause 248Bis, limiting the rights of young gay and lesbian people. The article was similar to clause 28 in the UK. Janherman joined the fight against clause 248Bis. It would take until…

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Aids 2018 – World Conference events in the city More than just debates

Aids 2018 – World Conference events in the city More than just debates

The World Aids conference is one of the biggest events for health professionals, volunteers and patients. Under the name AIDS 2018 it will be held on 23-28 July 2018 in Amsterdam. The registration period for the conference is closed, the papers have been submitted and the speeches are being prepared (see the conference website for more details). But an event like this is more than just a scientific, professional conference. Throughout the city lots of…

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Big survey ‘Men and Sexuality’ aims to improve STD healthcare Participate and let your voice be heard

Big survey ‘Men and Sexuality’ aims to improve STD healthcare Participate and let your voice be heard

The Survey Mannen & Seksualiteit (Men and Sexuality) is a study into the sexual behaviour and sexual health of men who have sex with men in the Netherlands. Soa Aids Nederland is conducting this research together with Utrecht University and the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment). It is a new national research especially, but not exclusively, aimed at young men, men with HIV, bisexual men and men with a migration background. The results…

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PrEP consultation service started in Amsterdam for self medication

PrEP consultation service started in Amsterdam for self medication

PrEPnu (or PrEP now) started a weekly PrEP consultation service in the centre of Amsterdam. At this service you can ask all your questions about PrEP-use and generic medication. Free HIV tests will also be provided and you can get advice in your choice for independent PrEP-use. PrEPnu fighting for free access to HIV prevention pill PrEPnu is an independent advocacy group for free and widespread availability of the Pre-Expositie Profylaxe medicine. This medicine which you…

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