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Development of injectable HIV treatment progresses

Development of injectable HIV treatment progresses

A monthly injection of HIV medication could be as effective as a daily pill regime in treating HIV according to two recent studies. The results of two trials were presented at a health conference in Seattle last week, their findings showing the a monthly injection was as effective as a daily oral three drug regimen. […]

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New campaign to reduce substance abuse ahead of Mardi Gras

New campaign to reduce substance abuse ahead of Mardi Gras

In the lead up to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation ACON has launched a digital campaign to support revellers in managing their substance use and in reducing harms associated with drugs and alcohol. The campaign, to be rolled out across various social media platforms, highlights the effects […]

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Do you gamble? Do you identify as LGBTIQ+?

Researchers at the Deakin University are looking into gambling behaviour of people who identify as LGBTIQ+. While there’s a lot of research about the general populations behaviour, specific research about the queer community is less developed. Rachel Bush, Research Fellow and PhD Candidate at Deakin University’s Faculty of Health is working with Associate Professors Petra Staiger […]

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Could online intervention tools help reduce new cases of HIV?

Could online intervention tools help reduce new cases of HIV?

Researchers in the USA have tackled the challenge of new infections of HIV among young gay and bisexual men by focussing on their behaviour on mobile phone dating apps. In 2016 in the USA gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men accounted for the large majority of new cases of HIV. Sixty […]

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David Kernohan on the changing needs of HIV education

David Kernohan on the changing needs of HIV education

WA AIDS Council CEO David Kernohan shares his thoughts on the changing needs of HIV education and health promotion. In my previous article, I wrote about progress and the drive for change. But why? Why not be content with our achievements so far? Why not be satisfied with what we have done and content to […]

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NSW campaign highlights breast cancer awareness for queer community

NSW campaign highlights breast cancer awareness for queer community

A bold new breast cancer awareness campaign targeting LGBTQ people has been released today by ACON. Our United Front aims to raise awareness of breast cancer and increase breast screening rates among LGBTQ people in NSW. Featuring many sporting and social groups within LGBTQ communities in NSW, the campaign adopts an inclusive approach to ensure […]

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Trans activists talk ‘Gender Dysphoria to Gender Euphoria’

Trans activists talk ‘Gender Dysphoria to Gender Euphoria’

Relationships Australia WA are bringing internationally renowned trans activists and sexologists Professor Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad and Professor Elsa Almas to Perth this month. The pair will be sharing their own personal and professional journeys “from gender dysphoria to gender euphoria where different attractions, gender identities and turn-on patterns are to be valued.” Almas met […]

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What you as an LGBTI person can do to improve your mental health

What you as an LGBTI person can do to improve your mental health

Seeing the recent report in OUTinPerth about the study looking at the impact of the Marriage Equality debate on the mental health of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people got me thinking about what we as individual members of the LGBTI+ community can do to deal with the impacts of “Minority Stress” and the loneliness that […]

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Calls to update restrictions on gay men donating blood

There are renewed calls for the rules surrounding blood donations to be updated. A young Tasmanian gay man has written to the leaders of all three political parties calling for a new blood donation policy after he discovered he is barred from giving blood. Ben Dudman says the policy is outdated, limits the supply of […]

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‘Is It Because of Brexit?’ and other things you hear on the road to IVF

‘Is It Because of Brexit?’ and other things you hear on the road to IVF

One of the things you do when you ‘decide’ to do IVF is attend two counselling sessions, scheduled and provided by the clinic. These sessions are compulsory, and we had attended our first a while back so our expectations were appropriately low. Approaching this whole process philosophically, Partner and I have generally been able to […]

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