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Should you be able to get PrEP without seeing a doctor?

Should you be able to get PrEP without seeing a doctor?

Access to Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) treatments are one of the strategies that have been credited with the drop in new transmission of HIV over the last few years. Now some jurisdictions are proposing making getting the medication even easier, by allowing pharmacists to prescribe the medication rather than doctors. In Colorado a bill is […]

Richmond Wellbeing CEO calls for LGBTI inclusion in census

Richmond Wellbeing CEO calls for LGBTI inclusion in census

Adrian Munro, the CEO of mental health organisation Richmond Wellbeing is calling for the inclusion of diverse sexuality, sex and gender in the 2021 Census. “We are calling on the Government to change the next census to better reflect our community and include sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status,” Munro said. “This is not […]

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Monthly HIV medication hits roadblock as FDA knocks back approval

Monthly HIV medication hits roadblock as FDA knocks back approval

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has knocked back new HIV medication Cabenuva, declining to add it to the list of approved medications in the USA. The new medication is a once a month treatment for people living with HIV, rather than the regime of daily pill taking. The treatment sees patients receiving two injections […]

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WA AIDS Council advertises for new CEO to lead the organisation

WA AIDS Council advertises for new CEO to lead the organisation

The Western Australian AIDS Council has advertised the position of CEO as they begin the search for a new leader. CEO David Kernohan stepped down from leading the organisation in November, and now the hunt is on for his replacement. The board of WAAC is after someone who can  provide “strategic leadership for the organisation during […]

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Awareness of U=U is increasing but not everyone believes the message

Awareness of U=U is increasing but not everyone believes the message

Two recent studies have shown that the ‘U=U’ message is being received more widely, but HIV negative men who have sex with men (MSM) are still less likely to believe that HIV positive people on medication cannot transmit the virus. The message that ‘Undetectable means Untransmittable’ is being understood by people who are living with […]

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“Human rights are the key to ending AIDS” says UNAIDS Chief

“Human rights are the key to ending AIDS” says UNAIDS Chief

UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has delivered a message on International Human Rights Day saying recognising human rights is central to tackling the challenges of HIV around the world. Human rights are key to ending AIDS and have been at the heart of every struggle and every success we have had since the beginning of the […]

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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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