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View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

For many LGBTIQ+ people, a simple routine trip to the GP can be an anxiety inducing experience. Each of us have our own unique set of circumstances that may require medical attention, and it can be incredibly difficult to find the right doctor or specialist that can offer the best treatment for the issue at […]

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Controversial PrEP posters appear around Perth suburbs

Controversial PrEP posters appear around Perth suburbs

A controversial poster that argues that PrEP treatment is more effective than condom use has appeared around Perth. The ad promotes the uptake of PrEP but health professionals question how the ad downplays condom use. The advertising campaign from grassroots community group See It Clearly 2020 appeared on the streets of Melbourne earlier this month. […]

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In the future PrEP could be delivered by a once-a-year implant

In the future PrEP could be delivered by a once-a-year implant

Rather than a once a day pill, in the future PrEP might be something you only have to think about once a year. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) treatments have seen the rate of new transmissions of HIV plummet in areas where the daily medication is readily available. Scientists are now testing more long-term ways of delivering […]

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Johnson and Johnson start widespread trials of HIV vaccine

Johnson and Johnson start widespread trials of HIV vaccine

Pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson has announced the commencement of a widespread trial of an injectable vaccine for HIV. The vaccine will be tested on people across several countries in Europe as well as in the USA. The company is already running a trial in five countries in southern Africa. 3,800 men who have sex […]

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New HIV diagnosis in Australia hit eighteen year low

New HIV diagnosis in Australia hit eighteen year low

The number of new diagnosis of HIV in Australia has hit an 18 year low, the success largely attributed to uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment. There’s still lots of work to be done though to reach the goal of no new transmissions by 2020, and rates amongst indigenous Australians and hetrosexual people are not […]

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Callout for partnered PrEP users to assist in relationship study

Callout for partnered PrEP users to assist in relationship study

A research project covering relationships and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is seeking participants who are willing to take part in an upcoming round of interviews in Perth. The Re:PrEP Study is seeking men who use PrEP and who have primary partners (boyfriend, partner or husband) to take part an in interview about their relationships and […]

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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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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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