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Callout for partnered PrEP users to assist in relationship study

Callout for partnered PrEP users to assist in relationship study

A research project covering relationships and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is seeking participants who are willing to take part in an upcoming round of interviews in Perth. The Re:PrEP Study is seeking men who use PrEP and who have primary partners (boyfriend, partner or husband) to take part an in interview about their relationships and […]

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WA AIDS Council seeks HIV positive community member for board

WA AIDS Council seeks HIV positive community member for board

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST The WA AIDS Council is welcoming Expressions of Interest from a HIV Positive community member for appointment to a representative role on the Board of Management. The position is for the individual to represent the broad WAAC HIV community in accordance with organisational strategy and the MIPA principles (Meaningful Involvement of PLHIV […]

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Questioning or recently come out? Researchers want to hear from you

Questioning or recently come out? Researchers want to hear from you

Have you recently come out and shared your sexuality with other people for the first time? Are you keeping your sexuality to yourself at this point, or questioning your sexuality? Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are looking into the experiences of people who are over 25 but not have not come out, […]

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Mental health services get rainbow tick of approval

Mental health services get rainbow tick of approval

Health Minister Roger Cook has announced that the mental health services at Royal Perth and Bentley hospitals have been awarded the rainbow tick indicating they are inclusive of the LGBTIQ+ community. They are the first public health providers in Australia to achieve the accreditation. “I am pleased to announce that the mental health inpatient services […]

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Telethon Kids seek young people to help inform mental health research

Telethon Kids seek young people to help inform mental health research

Telethon Kids Institute’s Youth Mental Health team are looking for a diverse group of young people to help develop research into the mental health of LGBTIQ+ youth. The organisation is calling for LGBTIQ+ people between the ages of 12 and 25 to have their say about mental health in the LGBTIQ+ community. The team will […]

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SBS program ‘Insight’ looks at the changing demographics of HIV

SBS program ‘Insight’ looks at the changing demographics of HIV

This week’s edition of Insight on SBS will look at the changing demographics of people living with HIV. The number of heterosexual people being diagnosed with the virus is increasing, as well as some other minority groups. The program explores how these people are experiencing living with HIV and how the changing demographics also change the […]

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UK Study shows loneliness is a serious issue for people living with HIV

UK Study shows loneliness is a serious issue for people living with HIV

A study in the United Kingdom has found that while most people living with HIV reported getting good service from health providers when it came to medical treatment, getting good service from social services was more challenge. Over 4,000 people accessing HIV clinics completed the Positive Voices survey and it showed that 45% of people also […]

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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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