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World first kidney transplant between people living with HIV

World first kidney transplant between people living with HIV

Doctors in the US have successfully transplanted a kidney donated by one person living with HIV to another who was in need of the organ. The procedure that took place at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore marks the first time a person living with HIV has been allowed to donate a kidney. Dr Dorry Segev, the […]

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The Catch Up: Here’s the 5 most read stories of the last week

The Catch Up: Here’s the 5 most read stories of the last week

Had a busy week, don’t worry you can quickly catch up on the most read stories of the last 7 days. Here’s what everyone’s been reading. Fraser Anning vows to repeal same-sex marriage laws Former One Nation and Katter Australia Party senator Fraser Anning is now establishing his own political party. He says if he’s […]

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British media slammed for sensationalist HIV/AIDS headlines

British media slammed for sensationalist HIV/AIDS headlines

British newspapers The Sun and The Daily Mail have been slammed for using inaccurate headlines about people living with HIV. The Sun shared the story of HIV activist Sasha Goodman and her husband Jay Hart. The couple’s story highlights how people can successfully live in serodiscordant relationships without any risk of the other partner being exposed to […]

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Could online intervention tools help reduce new cases of HIV?

Could online intervention tools help reduce new cases of HIV?

Researchers in the USA have tackled the challenge of new infections of HIV among young gay and bisexual men by focussing on their behaviour on mobile phone dating apps. In 2016 in the USA gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men accounted for the large majority of new cases of HIV. Sixty […]

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Review into blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men is progressing

Review into blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men is progressing

A spokesperson for the Red Cross Blood Donation Service has updated OUTinPerth on the progress of a review into the current rules surrounding blood donation. Currently men who have had sex with another man within the last twelve months are banned from donating blood. To volunteer as a blood donor gay, bisexual and other men […]

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Experts pour cold water on claims of potential HIV cure

Experts pour cold water on claims of potential HIV cure

HIV experts have dismissed suggestions that a new drug could potentially lead to a HIV cure, slamming media reports that promoted the untested claims of a drug manufacturer. An Israeli drug company issued a media release claiming that a new drug Gammora had the potential to cure HIV. Zion Medical reported that they had administered […]

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Calls for review of Western Australia’s HIV Laws

Calls for review of Western Australia’s HIV Laws

Community advocates are calling for a review of Western Australian legislation relating to HIV, and criminalisation. Grassroots organisation HIV Institute of WA have issued an open letter to Attorney General John Quigley, highlighting the relationship between HIV criminalisation and stigma faced by people living with HIV and the importance of the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmissible) […]

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WA AIDS Council says Kerryn Phelps’ fake HIV email highlights stigma

WA AIDS Council says Kerryn Phelps’ fake HIV email highlights stigma

The WA AIDS Council have responded to a recent fake email which claims Wentworth candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps is living with HIV and withdrawing from the race ahead of the by-election in the Sydney seat this Saturday. The email appearing in ABC reports on Wednesday encourages voters to post their ballot for Liberal candidate Dave […]

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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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