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Australian man appears to have cleared HIV from his body

Australian man appears to have cleared HIV from his body

Researchers have reported that an Australian man who was HIV positive appears to have shed the virus without medical intervention. The extremely rare case, involves a patient who appears to have spontaneously cleared his own HIV infection without any medication, many years after he was first infected. However “Subject C135” appears to have a unique […]

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Surf lifesavers focus on being more inclusive of LGBTIQ+ people

Surf lifesavers focus on being more inclusive of LGBTIQ+ people

Surf Lifesaving Australia is reaching out to all its clubs around Australia and encouraging them to be more inclusive of the LGBTIQ+ community. The organisation, which is 111 years old this year, is working with Lifesavers with Pride – the group that have marched in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – to encourage […]

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Lifeline WA seek input on Rural & Regional LGBTIQ+ Communities Project

Lifeline WA seek input on Rural & Regional LGBTIQ+ Communities Project

Lifeline WA and Community TAB are seeking LGBTIQ+ people and their loved ones who will help inform an upcoming project. The co-design workshop will explore ways to better connect rural and regional LGBTIQ+ communities in Western Australia. The project, funded by Community TAB, seeks to support and empower LGBTIQ+ people in rural and regional areas […]

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Health workers team up with Grindr to tackle HIV in Bulgaria

Health workers team up with Grindr to tackle HIV in Bulgaria

Health workers in Bulgaria have teamed up with dating app Grindr rolling out an innovative program that aims to get more people testing for HIV. New cases of HIV are soaring in the socially conservative country, so to reach out to their target audience a charity offered free self testing kits to anyone who wanted […]

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WA AIDS Council hosting WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Brunch

WA AIDS Council hosting WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Brunch

The WA AIDS Council are hosting a free brunch for same-sex attracted, trans and gender diverse, and intersex men to support the launch of the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy. The Health Department document examines the health disparities faced by men in Western Australia and proposes changed that will positively impact the health and […]

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Researchers want to find out more about being LGBQ and a FIFO worker

Researchers want to find out more about being LGBQ and a FIFO worker

Researchers at Edith Cowan University are looking to find out more about people who identify as LGBQ who have worked as Fly-in – Fly-out (FIFO) workers in the mining industry. Whether you’ve experienced discrimination, stigma, heterosexism or whether your experiences have all being positive, researchers would like to hear from you. Researcher Lesley Brown is […]

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Do you want to be part of a new podcast about methamphetamine use?

Do you want to be part of a new podcast about methamphetamine use?

Are you a gay or bisexual man who has experience of using crystal methamphetamine? The Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) is producing a series of podcasts, in partnership with ACON, Thorne Harbour Health, South Australia Mobilisation + Empowerment for Sexual Health (SAMESH) and the Western Australian AIDS Council (WAAC), exploring crystal methamphetamine use among […]

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New South Wales reports progress towards ending HIV

New South Wales reports progress towards ending HIV

The latest data showing a continued decline in HIV transmission rates in NSW has been welcomed by the state’s leading HIV prevention and HIV support organisation, ACON. The NSW HIV Strategy Data Report – Quarter 1 shows that in the first three months of 2019, there were 22 per cent fewer HIV notifications compared to […]

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Local hospitals support IDAHoBIT Day with flag raising ceremony

Local hospitals support IDAHoBIT Day with flag raising ceremony

Royal Perth and Bentley Hospitals marked International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT) last week with a flag raising ceremony. Health Minister Roger Cook and federal WA senator Louise Pratt were in attendance to do the honours of raising the flag at the Bentley campus. Earlier this year the mental health inpatient services […]

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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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