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ACON launches 2022 red ribbon appeal for World AIDS Day

ACON launches 2022 red ribbon appeal for World AIDS Day

In the lead up to World AIDS Day, communities across NSW are encouraged to get involved with the Red Ribbon Appeal to raise funds and awareness for initiatives that help prevent new HIV transmissions, eliminate HIV stigma, and support people living with HIV. Organised by ACON, NSW’s leading HIV health organisation, the Red Ribbon Appeal […]

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Screening Saves Lives: Geri and Stephanie share their stories

Local couple Geri Garland and Stephanie Mutch talk to OUTinPerth about why they signed up to be part of a campaign that encourages LGBTIQA+ people to engage with cancer screening programs. The Screening Saves Lives campaign from North Metropolitan Health encourages people to get tested for bowel, cervical and breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer […]

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Kirby Institute launches new Monkeypox research project

Kirby Institute launches new Monkeypox research project

Monkeypox (MPX) has emerged as a public health threat internationally, and Australia is at the forefront of responding to the disease through case management, health promotion and vaccination programs. The Kirby Institute is calling for people at risk of MPX to enrol in the TraX study, which will provide the data needed to guide the […]

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Find out more about Monkeypox at an online forum

Find out more about Monkeypox at an online forum

Gay and bisexual men are being urged to attend a virtual monkeypox forum with Australia’s deputy chief medical officer and a leading sexual health specialist as the community rallies to prevent transmission. The free national forum at 6.30pm on Monday, October 10 will address community concerns and provide information about how to stay safe and […]

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Good Arts, Good Mental Health: New project connects arts and minds

Good Arts, Good Mental Health: New project connects arts and minds

We all have our hobbies – listening to music, reading novels, concerts, movies – and a new project shows just how these can improve our mental health. The Good Arts, Good Mental Health project is based on Dr Christina Davies’ multi-award winning PhD research that quantifies the arts-mental health relationship and highlights the benefits of […]

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OPINION | Tainted blood: Canada shows the way on gay blood donation

OPINION | Tainted blood: Canada shows the way on gay blood donation

OPINION The Red Cross has a new rationale for blocking gay blood donation, and it’s just as bad as the rest. Until recently, Red Cross Lifeblood said no to gay blood donation (and donation by bi men, trans women and some non-binary people who have sex with men) because men who have sex with men […]

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Lifeblood: Changing rules around blood donations takes time

Lifeblood: Changing rules around blood donations takes time

Lifeblood has responded to calls from the ‘Let Us Give’ campaign saying that the process to change to rules around blood donation takes time. A spokesperson for Lifeblood told OUTinPerth that the organsiation is actively pushing for changes to the donation rules for plasma, which will prove a pathway for gay, bisexual and other men […]

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Get the facts about Monkeypox at the WAAC mythbusting forum

Get the facts about Monkeypox at the WAAC mythbusting forum

The number of Moneypox cases being detected in Western Australia remains low, but vigilance is needed to ensure there is no community spread. The first case was announced back in early August, and to date there have only been seven cases, all were overseas travelers. Globally though there are now over 65,000 cases, the large […]

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Contribute to the Access Plan for PrideFEST

Contribute to the Access Plan for PrideFEST

Perth’s annual PrideFEST begins in November and Living Proud WA are inviting people to contribute to the festivals access plan. In recent years ensuring that the festival has equitable access for everybody has been a big focus for Pride WA and this year they continue to explore new ways to improve the services and facilities. […]

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Answers to your questions: Monkeypox FAQ with Dr Jelena Maticevic

Answers to your questions: Monkeypox FAQ with Dr Jelena Maticevic

Got questions about the Monkeypox virus? Dr Jelena Maticevic is a Senior Medical Advisor at the Communicable Disease Control Directorate at the Department of Health WA. As the Department continues to monitor and put measures in place to control monkeypox, Dr Maticevic has provided Out in Perth a range of answers to questions you might […]

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