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Research shows some gay men consider PrEP to be a ‘social problem’

Research shows some gay men consider PrEP to be a ‘social problem’

New research published in the health journal Sociology of Health & Illness has shown that some gay men consider PrEP to be a “social problem”. A series of focus groups held in New York showed some gay men consider people taking the HIV-preventative medication PrEP are lacking morals. The men described those on PrEP as immoral, irresponsible, naïve […]

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Annual Kirby Institute report shows new HIV diagnoses at seven year low

Annual Kirby Institute report shows new HIV diagnoses at seven year low

New diagnoses of HIV have been recorded at their lowest level in seven years according to the annual surveillance report from the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. The report was released over the weekend at the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference in Sydney, revealing that there were 963 new HIV diagnoses […]

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Respected HIV activist Jim Hyde remembered for his contributions

Respected HIV activist Jim Hyde remembered for his contributions

Victorian HIV organisation Thorne Harbour Health says its organisation has lost a tireless leader, community activist, and gay community advocate with the passing of Professor Jim Hyde. Professor Hyde’s death was announced on Monday and the organisation, which was previously known as the Victorian AIDS Council, highlighted his almost 30-year with the organisation. Remembered as an […]

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Let’s Talk About PrEP, baby: New US campaign channels Salt-N-Pepa

Let’s Talk About PrEP, baby: New US campaign channels Salt-N-Pepa

Two LGBTIQ+ rappers have joined forces on a new version of a 90s classic to promote sexual health and HIV awareness. Transgender rapper KC Ortiz and Big Dipper have just released their spin on Salt-N-Pepa’s 1991 smash hit Let’s Talk About Sex – Let’s Talk About PrEP – in a new awareness campaign for the preventative treatment. […]

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Man’s spitting assault charges upgraded because he said he has HIV

Man’s spitting assault charges upgraded because he said he has HIV

Advocates for people living with HIV and health experts have raised concern over Queensland police upgrading charges against a man charged with assault because he suggested he might have HIV. A man allegedly got in an altercation with a security guard at Fortitude Valley pub and is accused of spitting in the face of the […]

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Anti-vax, AIDS-denying filmmaker Joan Shenton’s Aussie tour in doubt

Anti-vax, AIDS-denying filmmaker Joan Shenton’s Aussie tour in doubt

A British filmmaker who previously work has claimed that there is no connection between HIV and AIDS has been unable to travel to Australia because a visa has not been approved. Joan Shenton was planning on attending a series of screening of her new film Sacrificial Virgins. The film argues that the sexually-transmitted Human papillomavirus (HPV) does […]

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Researchers say scientific evidence does not support criminalisation of HIV

Twenty of the world’s leading HIV scientists have launched an evidence-based consensus that systematically refutes the rationale for laws that criminalise HIV transmission. The Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of Criminal Law and an accompanying editorial were published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS). Speaking at the World AIDS Conference in […]

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Elton John blasts Russia over their poor treatment of LGBTI people

Elton John blasts Russia over their poor treatment of LGBTI people

Sir Elton John has spoken at the 2018 World AIDS Conference in Amsterdam blasting Russia for their poor treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people saying their tough laws is having a direct effect on rising HIV transmissions. The musician, who has raised millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS research through his foundation, said the […]

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Bibliophile | Tell Me I’m Okay: A Doctor’s Story

Tell Me I’m Okay (2018) is a memoir by Dr. David Bradford, a gay man who worked as the ‘chief venereologist’ of Victoria (Venereal disease is an old term for sexually transmitted infections) when the AIDS epidemic began in the 1980’s. Bradford worked as a doctor throughout the epidemic and continued to work as a […]

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Rising anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia is affecting tackling HIV

Rising anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia is affecting tackling HIV

Human Rights Watch have warned that rising discrimination against the LGBTI community in Indonesia is having a negative effect on the countries efforts to tackle HIV. “The Indonesian government should recognize that its role in abuses against LGBT people is seriously compromising the country’s response to HIV,” said Kyle Knight, LGBT rights researcher at Human […]

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