Fri, 2013-11-29 00:00A new resource for HIV & healthy living A new Australian website has just been launched a a health reference point for all HIV-positive people. ‘The Your Body Blueprint’ website (www. yourbodyblueprint.org.au) aims to encourage and support people living with HIV (PLHIV) to maximise their health...Read more
Fri, 2013-11-29 00:00By Dr Fiona Bisshop
A lot of guys use medications such as Viagra, Cialis or Levitra to help them have harder erections that last for longer during sex. And guys who are using crystal meth, especially long-term users, tend to use these erection enhancers a lot more often. Also amyl is a popular drug...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-28 23:00By Dr Fiona Bisshop
I’ve been seeing a lot of patients recently who’ve contracted syphilis. None of them even suspected they might have a sexually transmitted disease. One guy had sore glands, another had a bad headache, and others had a rash.
Syphilis, caused by a spiral shaped bacterium, has been...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-28 22:00By Stephen Page
The Newman government has scrapped the decision to have discriminatory changes to the Surrogacy Act,according to a media report. Brisbane Times has reported that the proposal is dead, dropped quietly to avoid embarrassment. No longer will the Newman government be seeking to change...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-28 22:00Even though we would really like to think that the LGBTI community is one cohesive and accepting community, this is often not the case. In particular, the older members of our community sometimes still experience a great deal of prejudice, and sadly, this can often come from members within...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-28 22:00By Dr Fiona Bisshop
It’s time to talk PEP again - Post Exposure Prophylaxis. PEP is the treatment you can take to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. It needs to be taken within 72 hours of any unsafe activity.
Something unsafe might include fucking without a condom, as a top or a...Read more
Wed, 2013-03-13 10:51Most large sporting organisations in Australia have policies in place that prohibit the illegal use of drugs in sport. The dilemma currently facing Australian sport is that the link to organised crime, gambling and the delineation between methods that are deemed “legal” vs “illegal” has become very...Read more
Wed, 2013-03-13 10:19HIV and HIV transmission are topics that are regularly in the news. What might not generally be known is that there are different disclosure requirements between state and territory laws and there are two areas of the law – criminal law legislation and public law that need to be considered. So lets...Read more
Wed, 2012-04-25 10:00Australian health organisations have pledged urgent action after a new national study has revealed "disturbing" rates of anxiety and depression within the Australian LGBT community. The study revealed that 80 percent of the 3800 respondents experienced at least one episode of "intense anxiety" in...Read more
Wed, 2012-04-18 10:08Do you have a history of unstable and difficult relationships? Do you desperately try to avoid being alone? Do you often act impulsively, tend to overreact emotionally, have feelings of emptiness, have trouble controlling anger? Are you fearful of abandonment? Do you tend to swing...Read more