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It’s that time of year – everyone seems to be sneezing, sniffing or coughing. It’s all terribly unpleasant, and can last for weeks sometimes. Then when you think it’s all over you seem to get the whole thing back again. At some point many people end up at the doctor’s office hoping for a miracle …

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From 1 July 2015, people living with HIV will be able to access their HIV medications from community pharmacists (chemists), providing greater flexibility and convenience. People living with HIV can also choose to remain with their existing hospital pharmacy. People living with HIV can approach any community pharmacy with a request to fill a prescription …

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Over thirty years of legal practice has taught me to be careful of politicians who rush ill-considered laws through Parliament. Some years ago Professor Alan Berman and I pressed Labor Attorneys-General Cameron Dick and Paul Lucas to abolish the gay panic defence. Father Paul Kelly (pictured), in whose Maryborough churchyard Wayne Rucks was bashed and …

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If you are HIV positive and are thinking about starting treatment, there’s exciting news. The START study, the Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment, has been stopped early due to the finding that immediate treatment cut the risk of death and disease in half. START was a randomised trial of 4685 HIV-infected people, which began in …

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A lot of guys are in the habit of douching before having anal sex. However whilst it is important to be concerned about hygiene, douching is not necessarily a healthy habit. There have been some studies which show an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections through douching – perhaps because the normal mucous lining …

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HEY GUYS – LOOKING FOR MSMs for a short survey please? (Men who have Sex with Men) Doesn’t matter if you are straight, gay bi whatever, if you are an MSM please take the survey 🙂 You can be anonymous or leave a contact to maybe win $100 voucher? PLEASE HELP — This is related …

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By Tammy Rudduck I am talking specifically about injectable drugs…not necessary ice or heroin, but steroids and tanning injectables. Steroid use in Queensland and in particular in South-East Queensland has increased significantly. Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs) are seeing an increase with people requesting sterile injecting equipment for the use of steroids and other performance …

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By Josh Duyker Be it financial, professional or social, status plays a big part in our everyday lives. One status that can be overlooked and stigmatised is HIV status. Everyone has a HIV status; be it positive with a detectable viral load, positive with an undetectable viral load, negative or unknown. It is especially important …

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In an ideal world, the workplace is somewhere that you can be as open about your sexual orientation, who you are and what you do as straight people are. Sadly this isn’t the reality for many LGBTI people as they face being isolated, harassed or passed over for a promotion if they are open. Research …

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Recently I was talking to my gay-friendly doctor colleagues about the high incidence of anal cancer we are seeing in men who have sex with men. It’s very worrying. You may not realise it, but simply being a man who has sex with men puts you at higher risk of developing anal cancer. And if …

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