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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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blood ban Argentina

Argentina 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 …

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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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While the whole community needs quality community health care, there are a number of sensitive health issues that are extremely important to the LGBTI community – this is something that Thornlands Pharmacy in Brisbane’s Bayside region has known for a long time. Gay owned and operated for over ten years, the pharmacy has built up …

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By Dr Fiona Bisshop Last month I had the privilege to attend the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference in Vancouver. It was an exciting meeting, with new data being presented in a number of areas including early HIV treatment, Hep C co-infection and PrEP. On the opening day leading figures endorsed a call for immediate …

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Biala Sexual Health Clinic will be a beneficiary of the Palaszczuk Government’s first Budget which will invest a record $14.2 billion in health. Of that, $13.2 million will be allocated over four years to reinvigorate the ‘Biala’ clinic in Roma Street. Another $5.3 million allocated to the sexual health strategy will be rolled out in …

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