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Major breakthrough: Britain reports huge fall in HIV rates

Major breakthrough: Britain reports huge fall in HIV rates

New data in the United Kingdom shows that they number of new diagnoses of HIV among gay and bisexual men has dropped dramatically. Britain’s public health experts say a 32% drop in new diagnoses is the most significant downturn in the figures since the AIDS crisis began. Targeting those at greatest risk and encouraging regular testing, the […]

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Clinical trials for inject-able PrEP treatment start

Clinical trials for inject-able PrEP treatment start

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment has made a major difference to the number of people contracting HIV in developed countries. Currently people can take a daily pill, usually the brand medication Truvada, and protect themselves from acquiring the virus. The medication has been shown to have a 99% effectiveness rate in stopping the virus from being […]

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How do you tackle the challenges of Chemsex?

How do you tackle the challenges of Chemsex?

The confronting documentary Chemsex is screening in Perth this month.  The film dives deep into the largely underground gay subculture that pursues the hedonistic, often unsafe thrills of drug driven sex. GHB and crystal meth are the drugs of choice. Tackling the health challenge is David Stuart, the substance abuse lead at London’s 56 Dean […]

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