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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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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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The Proud Awards: Mark Reid enters the Hall Of Fame

The Proud Awards: Mark Reid enters the Hall Of Fame

The Proud Awards are fast approaching and with voting now closed, the ballots are being tallied and the anticipation is heating up to find out who will be honoured at this year’s event. Now in its second year, the ceremony was developed by local entertainer and Proud Entertainment founder Dean Misdale, who sought to shine […]

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Why would anyone go on PrEP? A sex positive approach

Why would anyone go on PrEP? A sex positive approach

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), is a pill taken every day by guys who are HIV negative in order to prevent them from acquiring HIV. The only medication currently used as ‘PrEP’ is Truvada (along with generic versions such as Ricover EM, Adco-Emtivir, and Tenvir EM). Truvada as PrEP is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for […]

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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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