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Development of injectable HIV treatment progresses

Development of injectable HIV treatment progresses

A monthly injection of HIV medication could be as effective as a daily pill regime in treating HIV according to two recent studies. The results of two trials were presented at a health conference in Seattle last week, their findings showing the a monthly injection was as effective as a daily oral three drug regimen. […]

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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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Singapore’s Health Ministry admits HIV status of over 14,000 people leaked

Singapore’s Health Ministry admits HIV status of over 14,000 people leaked

Singapore’s Health Ministry has confirmed that thousands of health records have been leaked, potentially putting the HIV status of over 14,000 people into the public realm. At a media briefing in Singapore today the health ministry announced that personal details of 14,200 people had become public knowledge. Among the information leaked was people’s contact details, […]

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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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Pose star Dominique Jackson on how ballroom culture saved her life

Pose star Dominique Jackson on how ballroom culture saved her life

Queer creator Ryan Murphy’s latest show is changing the face of television – making records for the largest transgender cast of main characters on our screens to date. Pose not only gives audiences a window into the opulent ballroom culture, the program also explores the lived experience of transgender people, and people of colour – […]

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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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