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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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Anti-vax, AIDS-denying filmmaker Joan Shenton’s Aussie tour in doubt

Anti-vax, AIDS-denying filmmaker Joan Shenton’s Aussie tour in doubt

A British filmmaker who previously work has claimed that there is no connection between HIV and AIDS has been unable to travel to Australia because a visa has not been approved. Joan Shenton was planning on attending a series of screening of her new film Sacrificial Virgins. The film argues that the sexually-transmitted Human papillomavirus (HPV) does […]

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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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Study finds gay youth are using hook-up apps

Study finds gay youth are using hook-up apps

A new study has revealed that many teenager boys who are gay or bisexual use hookup apps including Grindr and Scruff to make connections with their surrounding LGBTI community and meet other queer people. The study is one of the first to look into teenagers use of mobile dating apps and is published in the Journal […]

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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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PrEP subsidies to begin in April as Truvada lands on the PBS

PrEP subsidies to begin in April as Truvada lands on the PBS

Game-changing HIV prevention medication known as PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) will be subsidised as of April 2018 following an announcement from the federal government today. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed today that PrEP (branded as Truvada) will become part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from the first of April, with a $180 million subsidy […]

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Bottoms Up: PrEPtivism, Personal Importation, and the PBS

Thank you to Chris Williams from PrEP’d for Change for keeping and providing a price watch, and for allowing me to use his data for this article. ADC = All Day Chemist P/GCP = PAN & Green Cross Pharmacy (Partnership) DI = Dynamix International GCP = Green Cross Pharmacy FH = Freedom Health The announcement […]

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Meet the David Kernohan, the new boss at the WA AIDS Council

Meet the David Kernohan, the new boss at the WA AIDS Council

David Kernohan has joined the WA AIDS Council as its new Chief Executive. Kernohan has held senior executive roles in the not-for-profit sector in Western Australia for over 20 years, most recently as CEO of the Mental Health Law Centre (WA). The new head honcho caught up with OUTinPerth and shared his hopes for the […]

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