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Professor Bob Grant has been one of the world’s leading HIV/AIDS researchers for over 30 years with his development of PrEP revolutionising the way we look at HIV prevention and saw him named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. QNews sat down with Professor Grant during his recent trip to Australia to …

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Argentina has this month removed its ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood after a fifteen year campaign from LGBT advocacy groups. Argentinian Health Minister Daniel Gollan says the lifting of the ban is “based on a medical approach that replaces that old concept of ‘risk groups.’” Adding, that the policy change was made …

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For more than two decades, foreigners living with HIV have not been allowed to set foot in Singapore. However, the ban on those entering on short-term visit passes has now been lifted. The ban, however, remains in place for long term visitors, including those seeking to work or to accompany a child studying in Singapore …

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I read a story recently about some teenagers in England who had come up with the concept of a condom that changes colour if a sexually transmitted infection is detected. Their idea was that you could have a different colour for each infection, eg purple for herpes and green for gonorrhoea. It’s unlikely to ever …

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New HIV notifications in Queensland rose by approximately 25% in 2014 from the previous four-year average according to the University of New South Wales’ Kirby Institute at the World STI and HIV Summit held today at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The summit heard that Queensland recorded 246 new HIV notifications in 2014, a sharp increase …

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R U OK?Day is a national day of action on the second Thursday of September (10 September 2015), and is dedicated to reminding people to regularly check in with family and friends. They also have Resources for You to use throughout the year to help you ask ‘are you ok?’ regularly of family, friends and …

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The HIV Foundation Queensland will be hosting a FREE community forum (including refreshments) in Brisbane on 15 September to discuss PrEP – a new HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV take a pill daily to reduce their risk of contracting HIV. (CLICK BELOW TO RSVP) Following the huge amount of community …

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By Tammy Rudduck The Ekka is here and we all know what that means… more guys on Grindr, more guys in the SOPV’s and more colds, flus and viruses to be shared around. Syphilis is also on the rise in some regions of Queensland, so if you haven’t been tested for syphilis recently, now is …

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