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HIV


Wentworth by-election Kerryn Phelps

Independent candidate Kerryn Phelps has complained to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) about a fake email that claimed she had withdrawn from this Saturday’s Wentworth by-election because she has HIV. Dr Phelps’ campaign manager Darrin Barnett told ABC News he was seeking legal advice on any potential breaches of the law and was considering reporting …

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blood donation stock photo

Experts have called for an easing of Australia’s blood donation policy, which effectively bans gay men from donating blood. Australia has a 12-month deferral period on donating blood for men who have sex with another man in the last 12 months. But experts from the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) say scientific advancements mean …

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Rapid HIV test

New research has shown that a record 92 per cent of gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and achieving an undetectable viral load. Having an undetectable viral load means the men can’t pass HIV on to others. That number is at a record high for the third year in a row, …

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The Queensland AIDS Council will receive $870,000 in state government funding in a bid to get more Queenslanders at risk of HIV to take up prevention medication PrEP. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction …

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Queensland’s Health Department will close the state’s trial of HIV prevention medication PrEP 18 months earlier than planned, removing $740,000 in funding from the Queensland AIDS Council. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with …

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Open Doors

A new social media campaign is in the works to help young LGBTIQ people in Queensland fill in the gaps in their knowledge of sexual health and better understand the risks of HIV. Fortitude Valley-based Open Doors Youth Service is working with researchers from the University of Queensland’s School of Public Health to develop the …

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HIV AIDS red ribbon

A new guide to benefit Queensland people living with HIV has been released to help them understand legal issues around disclosure of their HIV status. The Disclosing your HIV status guide, prepared by the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) in partnership with Queensland Positive People (QPP), contains the most up-to-date and accurate information about relevant law …

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Queensland men will be able to find out everything they’ve wanted to know about HIV prevention medication PrEP at a free community forum at Brisbane Pride Festival’s Fair Day. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is an important form of HIV prevention used by people who don’t have HIV and are at risk of acquiring …

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HIV Ireland

A busy working mother of four is going the extra yards to raise funds for HIV Ireland. Tracey Byrne, who works as a therapist in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre, where she runs her own thriving practice, will climb the highest mountain on the African continent in aid of the charity close to her …

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closeup of a young man with a red awareness ribbon for the fight against AIDS in his hand

HIV experts have welcomed the state government’s removal of AIDS as a monitored disease in Queensland, but have warned of upcoming challenges in HIV prevention and treatment. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said on Tuesday new regulation changes will see AIDS removed from the state’s notifiable conditions schedule, to shift the focus to ending HIV. …

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