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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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Lake Monger toilets face closure due to “beat activity”

Lake Monger toilets face closure due to “beat activity”

A toilet block in the Town of Cambridge is slated to be demolished after continued concern from the local community regarding “beat activity.” WA Today have reported that the local council have voted this week to destroy the Lake Monger toilet block after many attempts to deter sexual encounters in the area. Minutes from this […]

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Stay up to date with PrEP: Register your interest

Stay up to date with PrEP: Register your interest

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have established a new mailing list to keep you informed on the upcoming changes to PrEP access on the west coast. With our state’s first PrEP trial expected to begin in the second half of this year, WAAC are offering a new service to ensure those who are interested in accessing PrEP […]

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New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info

New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info

A new national project that brings an innovative, digital approach to health promotion for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men about sexual health and well-being went live recently. Propelled by decades of experience and the power of community connection, Emen8 is a fresh and innovative digital resource for men where information […]

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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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HIV is still here: Start the conversation

HIV is still here: Start the conversation

Talking about relationships and sex can be difficult for some in the wider community. Many people feel embarrassed, shamed or nervous talking about sex, and may not be used to using the type of language needed to talk openly. For the queer community, talking about sex seems to come more easily. Gay men – compared […]

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