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Share your experiences and take part in the Private Lives 3 survey

Share your experiences and take part in the Private Lives 3 survey

You are invited to take part in the Private Lives 3 survey if you are aged 18 years or older, living in Australia and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or other related identities. The study is conducted by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe […]

Are you a bisexual person in a heterosexual relationship?

Are you a bisexual person in a heterosexual relationship?

Are you attracted to more than one gender and currently in a relationship with someone of a different gender? Researchers want to hear about your experiences for some vital research. Bi+ Australia are partnering with LaTrobe University, Curtin University, beyondblue, Thorne Harbour Health and CORES Australia to conduct the Story of Us project. The study […]

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Older men who have sex with men less likely to test for HIV

Older men who have sex with men less likely to test for HIV

Older men who have sex with men (MSM), but don’t identify with being gay, are less likely to get tested for HIV and researchers in Scotland suggest it is due to the mass homophobia of the 1980s. A new study in Scotland from the Glasgow Caledonian University shows that older men in this cohort are […]

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Head out for a walk this week with the WA Wanderers

Head out for a walk this week with the WA Wanderers

Pull on your boots and get out in the outdoors this week with the WA Wanderers. On Sunday 18th August the group will be undertaking the Zamia Walk in Bold Park, Reabold Hill to see the fresh wildflowers. The walk is on from 8:30am – 3:00pm, its a Grad 2 walk that is 5km long. […]

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Researchers seek women who have experienced biphobia

Researchers seek women who have experienced biphobia

Researchers at Curtin University are seeking women between 18-25 who have experienced biphobia in Australia as part of a voluntary study. Biphobia is defined as including negative stereotypes, assumptions and attitudes about bisexuality and bisexual people. Researcher Madison Galliott is seeking women aged between 18-25, who are cisgender, identify as bisexual, currently living in Australia […]

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In the future PrEP could be delivered by a once-a-year implant

In the future PrEP could be delivered by a once-a-year implant

Rather than a once a day pill, in the future PrEP might be something you only have to think about once a year. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) treatments have seen the rate of new transmissions of HIV plummet in areas where the daily medication is readily available. Scientists are now testing more long-term ways of delivering […]

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France will allow gay men to donate blood after four months

France will allow gay men to donate blood after four months

France has announced it’s revising its rules around gay men, and other men who have sex with men, and blood donation. Now people will only have to abstain from sexual activity for four months before donating blood, previously gay men had to wait for twelve months to be allowed to become donors. The health ministry, which will […]

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Johnson and Johnson start widespread trials of HIV vaccine

Johnson and Johnson start widespread trials of HIV vaccine

Pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson has announced the commencement of a widespread trial of an injectable vaccine for HIV. The vaccine will be tested on people across several countries in Europe as well as in the USA. The company is already running a trial in five countries in southern Africa. 3,800 men who have sex […]

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Join WA Wanderers for an bush walk in Mundaring on Sunday

Join WA Wanderers for an bush walk in Mundaring on Sunday

Due to bad weather this event has been cancelled Walking group WA Wanderers will be heading out on Sunday to walk to the South Ledge in Mundaring. The group will be meeting up at Guildford Railway Station before car pooling up up to Mundaring for the four hour walk through Beelu National Park and the […]

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HIV rates among Singaporean gay men drop as PrEP uptake increases

HIV rates among Singaporean gay men drop as PrEP uptake increases

Australia’s not alone in reporting a big drop in the number of new cases of HIV – Singapore has also just released figures showing a significant downturn.  313 new cases of HIV were recorded during the 2017 to 18 period.  That’s a drop of 28 percent from the previous 12 months – the best result the island […]

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