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Troye Sivan shares new tune from upcoming film ‘Three Months’

Troye Sivan shares new tune from upcoming film ‘Three Months’

Troye Sivan has shared a new tune. Trouble, a collaboration with Jay Som, it is one of two new tracks Troye has recorded for his upcoming film Three Months.  Sivan’s Three Months will make it’s Australian debut on Paramount+. In the film Sivan stars as Caleb Khan, a South Florida teen who loves is camera, his weed and his grandmother. […]

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Campaign encourages Mardi Gras attendees to look after each other

Campaign encourages Mardi Gras attendees to look after each other

As Sydney prepares to celebrate the 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival, LGBTQ health advocates are reminding revellers to look after their health, safety and wellbeing during the party season, especially in relation to HIV, sexual health, the use of alcohol and other drugs, consent and COVID-19. ACON, NSW’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, […]

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On This Gay Day: In 1994 author Randy Shilts passed away

Author Randy Shilts was known as the first openly gay journalist Randy Shilts died on this day in 1994, the author is best known for his 1987 book And The Band Played On which documented the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Shilts studied journalism and the University of Oregon and came out while he working on […]

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Luc Montagnier, French virologist who helped discover HIV has died

Luc Montagnier, French virologist who helped discover HIV has died

Luc Montagnier, the French virologist who helped discover HIV has died. He was 89 years old and passed away in Paris on 8th February 2022. Montagnier won the Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine in 2008, sharing the prize with colleagues Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Harald zur Hausen for their groundbreaking work in discovering Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as the […]

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On This Gay Day: Liberace died in 1987 of an AIDS related illness

Liberace denied he was gay and kept his HIV status a secret Liberace died on this day in 1987, the musician had been diagnosed with HIV in 1985 but did not publicly disclose his diagnosis. Władziu Valentino Liberace was born in Wisconsin, USA, in 1919. His parents were immigrants, his father hailing from Italy, while […]

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Tributes pour for pioneering sexual health advocate David Stuart

Tributes pour for pioneering sexual health advocate David Stuart

News broke today that leading UK sexual health campaigner, support worker and researcher David Stuart has passed away and the ripples are being felt around the world. Stuart had served as the Substance Misuse Lead at London’s world renowned HIV-specialist sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street for eight years, spreading his knowledge to global communities. […]

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On This Gay Day: In 1982 the fight against HIV begins

The formation of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis Inc. It was on this day, January 4th, in 1982 that the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Inc. was formed in New York. It was the first community organisation created to tackle the emergence of what would later be identified as HIV. Reports of a ‘gay cancer’ began […]

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On This Gay Day: The film ‘Philadelphia’ was released

Philadelphia was one of the first mainstream studio film to focus on HIV On this day in 1993 the film Philadelphia was screened for the first time, it was one of the first mainstream studio film to focus on the AIDS epidemic. Tom Hanks won his first Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Andrew Beckett, a […]

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USA approves first injectable PrEP treatment for HIV prevention

USA approves first injectable PrEP treatment for HIV prevention

The US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has signed off on the first injectable PrEP treatment. Rather than needing to take a pill every day, people will now be able to protect themselves from HIV via a series of regular injections. The approved Apretude (cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension) for use in at-risk adults and adolescents for […]

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New study reveals how HIV copies itself in the body

New study reveals how HIV copies itself in the body

Forty years after the first cases of HIV were recognised, researchers continue to slowly learn more about the virus and how it operates within the human body. The latest research from the Ohio State University has shed light on how a small difference in the RNA sequence can allow the viral RNA to be packaged […]

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