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Researchers reveal new case of HIV in remission at AIDS 2020 conference

Researchers reveal new case of HIV in remission at AIDS 2020 conference

Researchers speaking at the 23rd International AIDS Conference have announced that a man is reported to have no trace of HIV in his body after using antiretroviral medication. The unidentified 36-year-old presents the first reported case of HIV no longer being present in the body, without the use of a bone marrow or stem cell […]

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WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

Western Australian Health Minister Roger Cook has confirmed to OUTinPerth that he has asked the WA Health Department to review the waiting times for gay and bisexual men to donate blood. “The McGowan Government pursues excellence in care across all treatment disciplines, and for all members of the community. I have asked the Department of […]

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Lockdown restrictions relaxed but your sex life might still be on hold

Lockdown restrictions relaxed but your sex life might still be on hold

Western Australia has relaxed the restrictions on people meeting due to COVID-19, allowing up to ten people to gather together while maintaining a physical distance of 1.5 metres from each person, but health organisations say it’s not time to restart your casual sex life. ACON, NSW’s leading sexuality and gender diverse and HIV health organisation […]

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Health Minister Greg Hunt rules out transgender health inquiry

Health Minister Greg Hunt rules out transgender health inquiry

Health Minister Greg Hunt has ruled out holding a national inquiry into transgender health treatment. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Hunt dismissed the campaign for a national inquiry, saying that he agreed with the recently released response from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians who said that an inquiry could be harmful to vulnerable […]

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OutRight launch COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ+ Emergency Fund

OutRight launch COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ+ Emergency Fund

Global LGBTIQ+ advocacy group OutRight Action International have today announced the launch of the OutRight COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund. The initiative will offer emergency financial resources to LGBTIQ+ organisations across the world who are supporting people impacted by COVID-19, and support OutRight’s work in documenting and responding to the effects of the crisis on […]

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ACON launch online COVID-19 information portal for LGBTIQ+ folks

ACON launch online COVID-19 information portal for LGBTIQ+ folks

NSW’s peak LGBTIQ+ health organisation ACON have launched a new online portal for COVID-19 information relevant to LGBTIQ+ communities. The digital hub provides resources and links for relevant and up-to-date information regarding the pandemic for LGBTIQ+ folks and people living with HIV, with categories covering sex, PrEP, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mental health, […]

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TransHub: New digital platform for trans people in New South Wales

TransHub: New digital platform for trans people in New South Wales

LGBTIQ+ health organisation ACON have announced the launch of a new digital information and resource platform for trans and gender diverse people, their loved ones, allies and health providers in New South Wales. Launched on Trans Day of Visibility, TransHub is a response to trans and gender diverse community concerns over difficulties in accessing relevant […]

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Rejection of transgender health inquiry welcomed by practitioners

Rejection of transgender health inquiry welcomed by practitioners

Health practitioners working in the field of transgender health have welcomed the response from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) that says there is no call for an inquiry into the treatment of transgender people. Last year Health Minister Greg Hunt was lobbied by a collection of anti-transgender groups who claimed that the practices […]

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Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV

Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV

Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV according to new figures released to coincide with World AIDS Day at the start of the month. Around 131,000 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in China between January and October this year, according to a progress report published Saturday on the website of the […]

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View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

For many LGBTIQ+ people, a simple routine trip to the GP can be an anxiety inducing experience. Each of us have our own unique set of circumstances that may require medical attention, and it can be incredibly difficult to find the right doctor or specialist that can offer the best treatment for the issue at […]

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