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WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

Western Australian Health Minister Roger Cook has confirmed to OUTinPerth that he has asked the WA Health Department to review the waiting times for gay and bisexual men to donate blood. “The McGowan Government pursues excellence in care across all treatment disciplines, and for all members of the community. I have asked the Department of […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates say revised blood donation ban is not enough

LGBTIQ+ advocates say revised blood donation ban is not enough

Australian LGBTIQ+ advocates continue to urge the government to lift the ban on blood donations for men who have sex with men, asking to shift the focus from gay sex to unsafe sex. The Australian Red Cross’ blood service Lifeblood has announced the blood donation governing body, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, has agreed to reduce […]

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The Greens launch a raft of LGBTIQ related policies

The Australian Greens announced a raft of policies relating to the LGBTIQ community. The annoucement was made yesterday during International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. The party said it would commit to $32 million full roll out of the Safe Schools program, removal of religious exemptions to federal anti-discrimination law and work to […]

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Rapid HIV Testing Approved

Rapid HIV Testing Approved

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the use of rapid HIV testing in Australia. Rapid testing allows a patient to discover their HIV status in 30 minutes, currently patients normally have to wait one week to find out their results. Enabling rapid testing is one of the key focuses of the Melbourne Declaration, a […]

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