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New study reveals how HIV copies itself in the body

New study reveals how HIV copies itself in the body

Forty years after the first cases of HIV were recognised, researchers continue to slowly learn more about the virus and how it operates within the human body. The latest research from the Ohio State University has shed light on how a small difference in the RNA sequence can allow the viral RNA to be packaged […]

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Have your say on youth sexual health education & awareness

Have your say on youth sexual health education & awareness

Youth Educating Peers (The YEP Project) have launched their biennial survey to analyse the state of sexual health awareness and education among young people in Western Australia. Operating under the Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA), the YEP Project have been working to ensure peer-to-peer education and empowerment when it comes to young people and […]

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There could be more LGBT people in the USA than previously thought

There could be more LGBT people in the USA than previously thought

There could be twice as many LGBT people living in the United States than previously thought according to a new report from The Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The report which was released this week analysed answers data from the US Census Bureau. It says that around eight per cent of people who answered it’s Household […]

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New campaign spotlights healthy, diverse LGBTQ relationships

New campaign spotlights healthy, diverse LGBTQ relationships

Showcasing positive representations of the diverse range of relationships that exist in LGBTQ communities, and promoting what healthy relationships can look like, are the focus of a new Australian-first campaign from NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, ACON. Launched to coincide with this year’s Human Rights Day, At the Front Door is a campaign that seeks […]

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Perth Pride Choir farewell Musical Director Claire Williamson

Perth Pride Choir farewell Musical Director Claire Williamson

Perth Pride Choir delivered their end of year concert over the weekend. An event that saw them farewell long serving Musical Director Claire Williamson. The choir, which comprises over fifty members, delivered two shows at the Dolphin Theatre at the University of Western Australia. The captivating and joy filled presentation saw the collective perform a […]

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Ian Walker reflects on how living with HIV has changed

Ian Walker reflects on how living with HIV has changed

Ian Walker, the Manager of Integrated Support Services at WAAC has shared his experience of how life has changed over the decades as a person living with HIV. Sharing the personal story of his own diagnosis back in 1986, he called for more education to remove the stigma and discrimination that still affects people today. […]

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Self-test HIV kits will be available from mid-December

Self-test HIV kits will be available from mid-December

Getting tested for HIV will become easier with greater availability of self-testing kits which will give people more options on how they get tested. Atomo Diagnostics, the manufacturer and supplier of Australia’s only TGA approved HIV Self-Test, and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) have aligned to help counter the spread of HIV locally. […]

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What’s it like signing up to residential rehab and tackling substance use?

What’s it like signing up to residential rehab and tackling substance use?

What do you do if your substance use is having significant impacts on how you live your life? Rhys and Jean, who are both peer support workers at Cyrenian House, recently joined Graeme Watson on RTRFM’s weekly radio program All Things Queer to share their personal experiences, and discuss why residential rehab can be a life […]

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Perth celebrates Pride with parade and multiple parties

Perth celebrates Pride with parade and multiple parties

Perth celebrated Pride last night with a parade presentation curtailed by Covid-19 concerns. A crowd of over 10,000 people gathered at Gloucester Park to watch the floats and marchers work their way round the track. Last year the parade which has traditionally wound its way through the streets of Northbridge was completely cancelled due to […]

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WA’s 30th Pride Parade takes over Gloucester Park this Saturday

WA’s 30th Pride Parade takes over Gloucester Park this Saturday

Community members, groups, organisations and allies will be coming together this Saturday to celebrate WA’s rich, diverse and beautiful LGBTQIA+ community with Pride. With festivities launching from 4:30pm, get ready for a spectacular evening of merry-making, feasting and revelry in Gloucester Park. The parade will be led by the traditional ride of the Dykes on […]

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