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WA AIDS Council and Perth Steam Works renew partnership

WA AIDS Council and Perth Steam Works renew partnership

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have announced they have recommitted to their partnership with Perth Steam Works, as the queer men’s venue reopens after months of lockdown. The project is an extension of WAAC’s M Clinic, which provides free, confidential and inclusive STI testing for all LGBTIQ+ people in Western Australia. Perth Steam Works owner […]

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Perth Steam Works to relaunch with an all-new look

Perth Steam Works to relaunch with an all-new look

LGBTIQ+ venues are finally emerging from lockdown limbo, and Perth Steam Works is ready to return with an all-new look this Saturday. A fixture of Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community for 25 years, Perth Steam Works found a new owner in Michael Drummond earlier this year, and the new team have overseen massive renovations to the space […]

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M Clinic to introduce fee for some appointments from October 2018

M Clinic to introduce fee for some appointments from October 2018

From the 29th October 2018, M Clinic will be introducing a fee of $15 for some appointments. The fee will be waived for clients that meet the criteria for low income, including healthcare card holders, students, pensioners and people with an income of less than $30,000 per year. Why is M Clinic introducing a fee? […]

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M Clinic raising funds to support free testing and treatment

M Clinic raising funds to support free testing and treatment

M Clinic are seeking donations to contribute to the anticipated treatment costs for the upcoming financial year, launching a campaign on Chuffed.org The program of the WA AIDS Council provides a sexual health testing service for men who have sex with men, as well as Rapid HIV Testing, a Drug and Alcohol Clinic and administer […]

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PrEP price drop to $25/month for personal importation

PrEP price drop to $25/month for personal importation

While on Wednesday the 21st of March, it was announced that PrEP would be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme as of the 1st of April, 2018, the price is still potentially a barrier for many people. At the same time, there have been two large price drops in the personal importation of PrEP. The […]

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PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

The state government have launched Western Australia’s first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial this week. The trial, entitled PrEPIT WA, will enable up to 2,000 people at risk of HIV to obtain PrEP free of charge from four local clinics; The M Clinic, GP on Beaufort, Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Clinic and Fremantle Hospital’s South […]

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New Research: Gay men using HIV self-testing follow up results

New Research: Gay men using HIV self-testing follow up results

A new study in the USA has found that gay men who use self-administered rapid HIV tests follow up positive results with confirmatory testing. When self administered testing was introduced one of the main concerns was people would not take the next step in the treatment process. Encouraging people who are at risk of acquiring […]

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M Clinic: Itching (and scratching) for the holidays?

M Clinic: Itching (and scratching) for the holidays?

In the past few months, the M Clinic has seen the rates of HIV, Gonorrhea and Syphilis increasing in Perth gay men. Even if you practice safer sex (by wearing condoms during anal or using PrEP), you could still be at risk of picking up a sexually transmitted infection (STI). And remember, not all STI’s […]

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Testing Together: Talk, Test, Test, Trust

Testing Together: Talk, Test, Test, Trust

So, now that you’ve been in a relationship for a couple of months or weeks, you and your partner have stopped using condoms. This makes sense considering the trust you’ve built during this time, so surely your partner would know his HIV status, be honest about their sexual history and wouldn’t put you at risk. […]

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PrEP in Perth

PrEP in Perth

  So what is PrEP? Pre-exposure prophylaxis – PrEP, is a type of medication that can be taken every day to help in reducing the risk of acquiring HIV. This medication, called Truvada – Emtricitabine and Tenofovir, is currently used in Australia to help treat HIV infection. Studies are increasingly showing that when used properly, […]

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