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Health Minister Greg Hunt orders “urgent review” of EMEN8 website

Health Minister Greg Hunt orders “urgent review” of EMEN8 website

A joint initiative of the Victorian AIDS Council and AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON) is facing review by the federal government after a report from The Australian. The EMEN8 website, established earlier this year, is a sexual health promotion and awareness resource aimed at men who have sex with men (MSM). The Australian have […]

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How To Have Sex in an Epidemic: 34 Years of Safe Sex

How To Have Sex in an Epidemic: 34 Years of Safe Sex

34 years ago the first safe sex booklet, “How to Have Sex in an Epidemic: One Approach”, was produced and 5000 copies of the forty-page booklet disseminated through New York City in response to the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. The authors, Richard Berkowitz and Michael Callen, were both living with AIDS (they were also […]

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PreP : Nic Holas to host community discussion

PreP : Nic Holas to host community discussion

Writer, HIV Advocate, sex worker and co-founder of The Institute of Many (TIM) Nic Holas is coming to Perth to host a community conversation with gay men about PrEP. For the past two years, Nic Holas has been leading discussions about the way we view and explore our ideas and attitudes to HIV. Central to […]

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Gay Men More Likely To Have Unsafe Sex With Attractive Partners

Gay Men More Likely To Have Unsafe Sex With Attractive Partners

A new study has revealed that gay men are more likely to have unsafe sex when their partner is deemed attractive. The UK based study found that 94% of men said they were more likely to have unsafe sex with “a good looking guy”. The study conducted by the University of Westminster and published by […]

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Meet Nathan and Nurse Nancy

Nathan and Nurse Nancy are the latest online tools to educate gay men about how to sustain healthier relationships. The avatars are part of www.letstalkaboutit.org.au,  an interactive new health initiative from the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations that allows users ask questions and presents detailed information about safe sex and relationships for men who have […]

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Unsafe Sex: Why do it?

Unsafe Sex: Why do it?

‘I am trying to cut down, or stop from having unsafe sex,’ said Troy. ‘It’s probably sixty percent to unsafe to forty percent safe. I’ve caught gonorrhoea twice, I’m not proud of that.’ Troy, whose name has been changed for confidentiality, is a Perth gay man in his early 20s. He knows the dangers of […]

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Blowing Off Steam

Blowing Off Steam

For some reason my editor thought I would be the best person to write about Steam Works, Perth’s gay only sauna. I had originally applied to do a story about the death penalty for gays in Uganda but OUTinPerth refused to pay for my flight to Africa. I was slightly nervous about visiting Steam Works. […]

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