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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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Study: HIV positive men with undetectable viral load won’t transmit virus

Study: HIV positive men with undetectable viral load won’t transmit virus

  A major Australian based study into HIV has revealed that HIV positive men with an undetectable viral load will not transmit the virus to their partners. The results of the study have major implications for couples where one partner is HIV positive and the other is not, and in breaking down the high level […]

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New Research: Gay men using HIV self-testing follow up results

New Research: Gay men using HIV self-testing follow up results

A new study in the USA has found that gay men who use self-administered rapid HIV tests follow up positive results with confirmatory testing. When self administered testing was introduced one of the main concerns was people would not take the next step in the treatment process. Encouraging people who are at risk of acquiring […]

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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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New HIV awareness campaign hopes to start conversations

A growing number of younger people are acquiring HIV, a trend that has prompted the WA AIDS Council to launch a new campaign to encourage conversations about sexual health. The new campaign will run in the lead up to World AIDS Day on December 1st. The council described this years program as the most significant […]

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M Clinic: Itching (and scratching) for the holidays?

M Clinic: Itching (and scratching) for the holidays?

In the past few months, the M Clinic has seen the rates of HIV, Gonorrhea and Syphilis increasing in Perth gay men. Even if you practice safer sex (by wearing condoms during anal or using PrEP), you could still be at risk of picking up a sexually transmitted infection (STI). And remember, not all STI’s […]

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Men on Men

Men on Men

The Project X course ‘Men on Men’ is starting soon. It’s a six week course for men who are same sex attracted to learn more about relationships, sexual health, coming out and a whole bunch of things. We chatted to Course Coordinator Gavin Tsai to find out more about the course. Who is the ‘Men […]

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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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Testing More in a Good Season

Testing More in a Good Season

We can all have our on and off seasons. Sometimes we end up sitting on the sidelines while other times we are busy playing the field and barely have a chance to rest. But the more we play, the more we need to maintain our equipment; and in this context that means testing. For many […]

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Create An Informed Choice

Create An Informed Choice

Talking about the sex you like, or want to have, with the guy who is in front of you is not always an easy thing to do. Depending on how well you know that person, it can be awkward, uncomfortable and fraught with making exceptions to whatever rules you have set for yourself, and most […]

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