Author Archives: Monty Moncrieff

HPV vaccines for gay & bisexual men

London Friend welcomes the JCVI recommendation to extend HPV vaccinations to men who have sex with men, but calls on the Government to vaccinate all boys   Yesterday the Government’s advisory group the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) … Continue reading

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Chemsex: a public health concern

  Our CEO Monty Moncrieff discusses a new report in the British Medical Journal, and outlines Antidote’s response to chemsex.   Our work on chemsex is widely discussed in the media today following publication of a new article in the … Continue reading

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Personal safety – staying safe on apps and G

    Yesterday saw some disturbing news as a man was charged with the murder of four men. It’s alleged he contacted the men via gay websites and that their deaths were caused by ‘poisoning’ with the drug GHB. As … Continue reading

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New resource to reduce alcohol related harms for LGBT people

  London Friend has worked with Public Health England and other members of the National LGB & T Partnership to produce a new briefing which aims to reduce alcohol related harms for LGBT people.   Alcohol is the third biggest … Continue reading

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HIV and a breach of stigma

            In 2015 the stigma around HIV has failed to be controlled anywhere near as well as the virus itself.   My heart sank when I heard the news of yesterday’s leak of HIV patient data … Continue reading

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Co-Exist – a new group for men living with HIV & Hepatitis C

    Co-Exist – living with HIV & Hepatitis C   London Friend would like to invite gay and bisexual men living with both HIV and Hepatitis C to a discussion around the future provision of a Peer Support Group. … Continue reading

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UK Black Pride supports London Friend

    We’re thrilled to announce that UK Black Pride is supporting London Friend’s work through a generous donation. UK Black Pride promotes unity and co-operation among all Black people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, … Continue reading

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Antidote Manager Toni wins an Attitude Pride Award

      Toni Hogg, manager of London Friend’s drug & alcohol service Antidote, is recognised in the inaugural Attitude Magazine Pride Awards   Our Antidote drug and alcohol service manager Toni Hogg has won an Attitude Magazine Pride Award! The Awards … Continue reading

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European Drug Report highlights limited LGBT treatment provision but growing chemsex concerns

    Our CEO Monty Moncrieff discusses the new European Drug Report 2015, and increasing concerns about chemsex   The annual European Drug Report has just been published. It offers interesting insights into trends and development in drug supply, use … Continue reading

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Pride 2015 – please join us in the Parade!

      London Friend will be taking part in this year’s Pride Parade on Saturday 27th June. Come and join us in our walking group. We’re walking in Section A near the head of the Parade. We’d like to … Continue reading

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