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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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Remembering Matthew Shepard: Two decades later

Remembering Matthew Shepard: Two decades later

It was 2011 and I was working on a production of The Laramie Project at Curtin University when I was first introduced to the murder of Matthew Shepard: a young gay man who was robbed of his wallet, keys and shoes, pistol whipped at least 18 times in the head, burnt, beaten and left unconscious […]

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Cases of HIV in China surge by 14 percent

Cases of HIV in China surge by 14 percent

China has reported that cases of HIV have surged by a massive 14 percent in the last year. The Xinhua news agency reported that more than 820,000 people were HIV-positive at the end of June. An increase of more than 100,000 from the previous year. More than 40,000 new HIV cases were reported in the […]

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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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Gay and bisexual men are getting tested for HIV more than ever

Gay and bisexual men are getting tested for HIV more than ever

A new report from the University of New South Wales has shown that gay and bisexual men are getting tested and using medications to prevent HIV transmission more than ever, with researchers recording an encouraging major shift towards new forms of prevention thanks to government-funded access programs. Researchers at UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in […]

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Number of new cases of HIV in New South Wales drops dramatically

Number of new cases of HIV in New South Wales drops dramatically

The number of new cases of HIV in New South Wales has continued to drop as the combination of regular testing strategies and PrEP treatment take effect. The latest data showing a continued decline in HIV transmission rates in NSW has been welcomed by the state’s leading HIV prevention and HIV support organisation, ACON. The […]

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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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