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New sexual health campaign encourages testing for STIs

Western Australians are being encouraged to get regular sexual health tests as the rates of some sexually transmitted infections continue to rise. The government’s new Healthysexual campaign is all about preventing, testing, treating and talking to minimise the personal and social impact of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The campaign features several posters including one featuring […]

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IAS President Adeeba Kamarulzaman appointed to WHO Science Council

IAS President Adeeba Kamarulzaman appointed to WHO Science Council

The International AIDS Society (AIS) has welcomed the appointment of its President, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, to the newly formed World Health Organization (WHO) Science Council. The Science Council will advise WHO on high-priority scientific issues that could have a direct impact on global health. “Science must be at the heart of everything we do as global […]

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How can we support people experiencing family violence or abuse?

How can we support people experiencing family violence or abuse?

Warning: This article contains mentions of family violence and abuse. More than six in ten LGBTIQA+ young people in Australia have experienced family violence or abuse from family members. How can we make sure that young LGBTIQA+ people are safe, respected and supported at home? What role do parents, siblings and other family members have […]

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Nominations are now open for the 2021 LiFE Awards, celebrating excellence in suicide prevention

Nominations are now open for the 2021 LiFE Awards, celebrating excellence in suicide prevention

Every year, the LiFE Awards recognise those who have gone above and beyond in their work for suicide prevention. Nominations for this year’s awards close on Sunday 18th April. This prestigious national event attracts diverse nominations with an interest in suicide prevention and support of those affected by suicide across Australia. A suicide prevention program […]

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The Australian Lesbian Medical Association have research grant on offer

The Australian Lesbian Medical Association have research grant on offer

The Australian Lesbian Medical Association has announced that their 2021 funding round of research grants to the total value of $20,000 over two years has been extended to the 25th June. The aim of the grant is to support research projects that will improve the health and wellbeing of Australian lesbian and same-sex attracted women […]

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American Psychological Association says conversion practices are dangerous

American Psychological Association says conversion practices are dangerous

The American Psychological Association, one of the world’s largest professional groups from psychologists, has released a formal position on conversion therapy as it relates to people’s gender identity, saying the practice causes harm and discrimination. The group has long declared that conversion therapy is harmful to people on the basis of sexuality, but has now […]

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Bisexual Awareness Month is a time to focus on health and wellbeing

Bisexual Awareness Month is a time to focus on health and wellbeing

March is Bisexual Awareness Month, a dedicated time to promote cultural acceptance of the bisexual community as well as a moment to put greater focus on advocating for bisexual rights. It’s also a focal point for talking about bisexual health. There are strong indicators that more people in society are comfortable describing themselves as bisexual, especially […]

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The M Clinic is on the move to new home in West Perth

The M Clinic is on the move to new home in West Perth

Perth’s only sexual health clinic to offer confidential and non-judgmental STI testing and treatment by health professionals who are themselves part of the LGBTQI+ community, is on the move to a bigger and better location. The M Clinic, a service of the WA AIDS Council (WAAC), will be operating in its new home at 2 […]

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It’s Sexual Health Week – when did you last check your sexual health?

It’s Sexual Health Week – when did you last check your sexual health?

This week is Sexual Health Week, the WA AIDS Council (WAAC) shares some advice on how you can make sure you’re looking after your sexual health. Size is an issue Did you know that 70 per cent of men who do not like wearing condoms are wearing the wrong size? Contrary to popular belief, condoms […]

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Join the Perth Spectres for their first training session of 2021

Join the Perth Spectres for their first training session of 2021

The Perth Spectres, our local LGBTIQ+ basketball team, begin their training for 2021 on Sunday morning and everyone is invited to head down and join in the action. No matter what your skill level is you’re welcome to join in, it doesn’t matter if you recently retired from the NBA or are yet to master […]

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