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Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV

Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV

Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV according to new figures released to coincide with World AIDS Day at the start of the month. Around 131,000 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in China between January and October this year, according to a progress report published Saturday on the website of the […]

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View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

For many LGBTIQ+ people, a simple routine trip to the GP can be an anxiety inducing experience. Each of us have our own unique set of circumstances that may require medical attention, and it can be incredibly difficult to find the right doctor or specialist that can offer the best treatment for the issue at […]

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Project focussed on reducing smoking wins Victoria Health Award

Project focussed on reducing smoking wins Victoria Health Award

Quit Victoria, Thorne Harbour Health and Melbourne Queer Film Festival have won a 2019 VicHealth Award. Quit Victoria, Thorne Harbour Health and Melbourne Queer Film Festival were last night presented with a 2019 VicHealth Award for their work in supporting the LGBTIQ+ community to become smokefree. Held annually, the VicHealth Awards are the state’s highest […]

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New research shows people on PrEP have lower anxiety about HIV

New research shows people on PrEP have lower anxiety about HIV

New Australian research shows that people taking PrEP treatments to avoid HIV have lower anxiety about contracting the virus. A new study from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney published last week shows that gay and bisexual men who are taking the HIV prevention medication PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) also have significantly lower levels of HIV-related […]

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Queensland AIDS Council changes its name to reflect its range of services

Queensland AIDS Council changes its name to reflect its range of services

The Queensland AIDS Council has announced it’s changing name to become the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC). The organisation conducted community consultation amongst our communities across the state in advance of the change. The consultation sought community feedback on both the name change and on the formulation of the organisation’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The […]

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Researchers look into employment experiences of transgender people

Researchers look into employment experiences of transgender people

Do you identify as trans or gender diverse? Researchers at Curtin University are conducting a nationwide survey investigating the employment experiences of gender diverse people and how this affects their health and wellbeing. The research is being led by Matthew Roberts, who is currently undertaking a PhD at Curtin. Matthew is a practicing psychologist who […]

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Catch a special screening of the film ‘Mr Velvet Ears’

Catch a special screening of the film ‘Mr Velvet Ears’

The challenges of early onset dementia and how it has affected the lives of one same-sex couple are explored in a captivating film. Mr Velvet Ears follows the experience of Anne and Edie who have been together for 35 years. Edie lives with younger onset dementia and when Anne realises she can no longer give […]

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US government files lawsuit suing Gilead over PrEP drugs

US government files lawsuit suing Gilead over PrEP drugs

The Trump Administration has filed a lawsuit suing drug manufacturer Gilead over the creation of its groundbreaking HIV preventative treatments Truvada and Descovy. The US government say the company has earned billions from research funded by taxpayers without paying taxpayers back. It claims the creation of the medication came from patented research owned by the Department of […]

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Hepatitis NSW say plans for mandatory testing are futile

Hepatitis NSW say plans for mandatory testing are futile

Hepatitis NSW has joined the chorus of health organisations calling out the New South Wales government’s plans to introduce mandatory blood testing. The Berejiklian has announced it will support a proposal from the Labor opposition to introduce mandatory blood tests for people whose bodily fluids come into contact with emergency services workers. The move would […]

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Scientists discover new strain of HIV for the first time in two decades

Scientists discover new strain of HIV for the first time in two decades

For the first time in nineteen years scientists have officially discovered a new strain of HIV. Most viruses have different subtypes or strains but HIV is different because of its ability it mutate and change over time. Cataloging the different strains is important because it allows tests for the virus to be effective. The newly […]

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