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Emojis

Last time, I wrote about the role of emotions and, more specifically, how emotions are helpful even when they are unpleasant. Even though emotions are generally a useful tool, people can run into problems with them when they experience too much or too little of an emotion; or when they experience an emotion at an …

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Get Pep Campaign

The HIV prevention medication PrEP is the one you’ve been hearing about the most lately, but if you’ve had high-risk sex you mustn’t forget about PEP as a prevention tool. PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a month-long course of HIV treatment that can prevent a person becoming infected with HIV after a recent exposure. The sooner …

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PrEP Medication

Israel’s ministry has reportedly approved the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs to prevent HIV infection. Israeli news site Haaretz reports that Moshe Bar Siman Tov, Isreal’s ministry’s director general, accepted a HIV/AIDS subcommittee’s recommendation that PrEP medication regimes like Truvada be implemented in Israel. The PrEP programs involves people at high risk taking daily …

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Rectal Chlamydia

We need to talk about an uninvited guest you may have lurking in your back passage.  You might have a funky discharge, or some bleeding or pain in your arse, or there may be no clues it’s there at all. That’s right, it’s rectal chlamydia. Usually (but not always) if you get this infection in …

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How well do you really understand your emotions?

In the work that I do, I spend a lot of time talking to people about emotions. One thing that comes up frequently as part of these discussions is the value and importance of different emotions. Although emotions are a central part of human life, we are explicitly taught very little about what emotions mean …

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Fatty Liver. Also known as fatty infiltration or NASH (non-alcoholic steatotic hepatitis). It doesn’t sound that glamorous does it? Unfortunately it’s a diagnosis that is becoming increasingly common as rates of overweight and obesity climb in first world countries. And chances are that if you look down and can’t see your belt buckle, you’re well …

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Going through a relationship break up is one of those universal human experiences. Even though almost everyone experiences this at some point in their lives, people still have a lot of questions about the best way to cope following a breakup. The effectiveness of coping strategies will be different for each person, and finding the …

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The Queensland AIDS Council has called on the Palaszczuk Government to bring PrEP access for Queenslanders into line with the southern states after Victoria this week announced PrEP trial positions for 2,600 men who have sex with men. The extension of the Victorian PrEP trial follows the lead of News South Wales which announced a …

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One of the best things about the LGBTI community is the strong sense of diversity, acceptance and inclusiveness. Even the rainbow flag is designed to represent how all the different subgroups within our community can come together in a harmonious way. However, one group that still faces some discrimination from within our community is bisexual …

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It’s that time again. The start of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate things and make changes in your life for the better. There’s nothing like a good list, so here are a few recommendations from the doctor. 1. Reduce your screen time. You know what I’m talking about – time spent …

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