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Former CDP candidate says “LGBTI AIDS” patients should pay for treatment




Reverend Dr David Kim believes that LGBTI patients being treated for AIDS-related illness should pay for their own treatment at public hospitals. Rev Dr Kim, who ran for Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party in the recent ACT elections, commented on Facebook that he believes “The LGBTI patients of AIDS should not be freely treated at […]

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So Loquacious: Nic Holas chats about HIV activism, fringe festivals and hotels

So Loquacious: Nic Holas chats about HIV activism, fringe festivals and hotels




Activist Nic Holas, founder of The Institute of Many, and outspoken advocate for HIV awareness joins us on the latest edition of the So Loquacious podcast. Nic joins Graeme Watson and Leigh Hill in the studio for a wide ranging discussion covering HIV activism, PrEP treatment, fringe performances and celebrity encounters.   So Loquacious is OUTinPerth’s […]

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Western Australian PrEP trial approved

Western Australian PrEP trial approved




Western Australians will gain access to PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) through a trial being coordinated by the WA AIDS Council and M Clinic. Health Minister John Day has signed off on a trial that will include 2000 participants and will commence operating in the second half of 2017. The trial will be a partnership between the […]

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Remembering music producer David Cole

Remembering music producer David Cole




Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the death of music producer David Cole. Alongside producer Robert Clivillés, Cole wrote, produced and remixed a stream of hits for artists including Mariah Carey, Martha Wash, Taylor Dayne, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam and New Kids on the Block. The duo first got […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos event shut down at University of California

Milo Yiannopoulos event shut down at University of California




An event at the University of California’s Davis campus has been cancelled as a result students protesting the appearance of controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Yiannopoulos, who secured a book deal with the with publisher Simon & Schuster late last year, has made a name for himself with his incendiary opinions and has recently ridiculed transgender […]

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So Loquacious: Matthew Bacon discusses safe sex, HIV and men’s health

So Loquacious: Matthew Bacon discusses safe sex, HIV and men’s health




Matthew Bacon from the WA AIDS Council is the latest guest on our So Loquacious podcast. As the newly appointed Gay Men’s Outreach Officer, Matthew works with different sections of the community to increase awareness about HIV and promote a holistic approach to health and positive discussions about sexuality. Matthew joins Leigh Hill and Graeme Watson for […]

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Clinical trials for inject-able PrEP treatment start

Clinical trials for inject-able PrEP treatment start




Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment has made a major difference to the number of people contracting HIV in developed countries. Currently people can take a daily pill, usually the brand medication Truvada, and protect themselves from acquiring the virus. The medication has been shown to have a 99% effectiveness rate in stopping the virus from being […]

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A Conversation About HIV: Stigma, Sex and Education

A Conversation About HIV: Stigma, Sex and Education




“In the last 10 years, we’ve known we’re not dying. Does the community know we’re not dying?” As World AIDS Day was marked around the world for another year, the LGBTI and wider communities are called to look at the great strides and great losses the world has seen with regards to HIV and AIDS. […]

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Why hasn’t there been a PrEP trial in Western Australia?

Why hasn’t there been a PrEP trial in Western Australia?




On World AIDS Day, Askanka Gunasekera, Chair of the WA AIDS Council, congratulated on South Australia on their recent announcement that they would hold a trial into PrEP treatment. “This leaves Western Australia as the only major jurisdiction in Australia that has not made such arrangements. A proposal has been with the Minister for Health, […]

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UK ready to roll out PrEP trial

UK ready to roll out PrEP trial




The United Kingdom will launch a PrEP trial that will allow 10,000 people to access game-changing HIV preventative medication. Britain’s National Health Service had ruled out offering PrEP treatment to help stop the transmission of HIV, but subsequently lost a court battle over the decision. The new £10 million trial with see 10,000 people being […]

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