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Three years on the frontline of gay men’s sexual health testing

Three years on the frontline of gay men’s sexual health testing

I started my work as a Peer Educator in February 2015 at M Clinic, Perth’s sexual health clinic for men who have sex with men. It is just over 3 years on, and I have three months left of work before I move to Sydney to start my Ph.D., where I will research in this […]

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Tina’s Bedroom: A conversation about Chemsex

Tina’s Bedroom: A conversation about Chemsex

The following material may trigger and/or elicit cravings if you have or had an issue with substance use. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are often identified for being at high risk of engaging in substance usage; whether driven by stigma, low self-esteem, mental health issues or other factors. Particularly in Australia, where methamphetamine […]

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Perth Steam Works celebrates 21 years

Perth Steam Works celebrates 21 years

It was early in 1995 when a then brewery worker first thought of opening Perth’s second sauna. While filled with optimism, there remained many questions for the aspiring businessman to turn the idea into a reality. Was there enough people in Perth to sustain a second sauna? Where would it be located? Would the relevant […]

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DALE initiative reaching out to gay/bi+ men in closeted relationships

DALE initiative reaching out to gay/bi+ men in closeted relationships

A new website out of Australia’s east coast is helping same-sex attracted men in relationships with women share their stories and find a support network to discuss their sexuality and surrounding issues. DALE (Digital Acceptance Learning and Empowerment) is an intiative designed to provide a safe space for such men, particularly those in regional areas and of […]

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Western Australian PrEP trial approved

Western Australian PrEP trial approved

Western Australians will gain access to PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) through a trial being coordinated by the WA AIDS Council and M Clinic. Health Minister John Day has signed off on a trial that will include 2000 participants and will commence operating in the second half of 2017. The trial will be a partnership between the […]

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Clinical trials for inject-able PrEP treatment start

Clinical trials for inject-able PrEP treatment start

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment has made a major difference to the number of people contracting HIV in developed countries. Currently people can take a daily pill, usually the brand medication Truvada, and protect themselves from acquiring the virus. The medication has been shown to have a 99% effectiveness rate in stopping the virus from being […]

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Lee Ryan from Blue: His Sexual Experiences With Men

Lee Ryan from Blue: His Sexual Experiences With Men

Lee Ryan, former member of boy band Blue has shared that he’s had sexual experiences with men while taking part in ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in the United Kingdom. ‘Yeah I’ve been with a man. Everyone’s done experimental s***,’Ryan told fellow housemates. ‘I’m a well-travelled person,’ he said. ‘I’ve never admitted it anywhere. No-one’s bothered to […]

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