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The Atrium Lutwyche, on Brisbane’s inner northside, is offering our over-60s the chance to downsize in style while staying in the area they know. The boutique retirement community, which opened in February at 15 High Street, Lutwyche, offers chic one and two bedroom apartments coupled with resort-style facilities just 4km from the city. The Atrium’s …

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DocQ writes about an ancient foe — the sneaky spiral bacterium that continues to infect humans after a history stretching back thousands of years. No one wants the gift of syphilis this Christmas so Dr Fiona Bisshop says – have regular sexual health checks. Early diagnosis means quick and effective treatment. Long-time readers of the …

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In February 2020, the Australian Ballet premiered Graeme Murphy’s interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince. Theatre legend Kim Carpenter adapted the story with Graeme Murphy and designed the costumes and sets. Following an acclaimed opening at Brisbane’s QPAC, pandemic restrictions forced the cancellation of the Melbourne and Sydney seasons. Before the cancellation, Kim Carpenter …

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Almost half of the gay and bisexual Australian men using PrEP have stopped using it during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Kirby Institute. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that dramatically reduces the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people. The study, led by the Institute’s Dr Mohamed A Hammoud and Associate …

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Contrary to expectation, a study of PrEP users found that during the course of treatment, participants became less sexually compulsive and used less drugs (excluding alcohol). Researchers undertook the AmPrEP study with clients of one of Amsterdam’s largest STI clinics. NAM Aidsmap reports that the study also showed a significant decrease in some indicators of …

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The Queensland Police Service (QPS) recently launched an online Change of Personal Details Notification Form. The form allows members of the public to ensure the use of their correct name and pronouns in interactions with the police. Trans, gender diverse and also non-binary members of the community can update their name and gender information within …

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PrEP is a prevention strategy where HIV negative people take medication to prevent HIV infection. Taking PrEP is as simple as taking one oral pill a day. ComePrEPd is a community-driven HIV prevention campaign by the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health to increase awareness of PrEP. To find out more, visit the ComePrEPd website here. …

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The New York City Health Department which offered refreshingly frank safe sex and COVID-19 advice about three months ago, this month updated the advice. Glory Holelujah! Among the advice, the NYC Health recommends glory holes, masturbation, both solo and with a partner at distance and face masks but definitely no orgies. NYC Health begins by …

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Brisbane cosmetic physician Dr Scott Allison says it comes as no surprise that people desire safe, effective and affordable non-surgical cosmetic procedures following the long months of social isolation. As restrictions ease people wanting to look their best are making appointments for dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. [PROMOTION] Dr Allison said, apart from the financial …

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A new long-acting HIV prevention drug injected once every two months as an alternative to a daily pill for PrEP has seen success in a major trial. Currently, people who are at high risk of HIV can take a daily pill that’s 99% effective at stopping transmission. But drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced promising …

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Chinese researchers have found traces of COVID-19 in the semen of some severely infected men, including some who were recovering, in a small study. The researchers examined semen samples from 38 hospitalised COVID-19 patients at Shangqiu Municipal Hospital in China. Fifteen of the men were still in hospital and 23 had recovered. They found six …

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Social connections with our fellow humans is not just something that adds richness to our lives. We actually need to do it for our mental health. Social isolation can lead to underlying psychological issues becoming amplified or re-triggered. It can also add new psychological problems. Outcomes can include anxiety, depression, conflict, outbursts of anger, and …

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Experts have again reassured Australians living with HIV there are no shortages of medications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Association of People with HIV in Australia (NAPWHA) have advised there is “no risk to supply and no need to stockpile.” “Despite continued assurances that supply is not, nor is it likely to be …

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DocQ, Fiona Bisshop addresses the contentious issue of masking. Don’t forget Dr Bisshop’s QNews LIVE Q&A Saturdays at 2 pm. Ask her about how to mask safely and any other medical questions. Should everyone be wearing masks at the moment because of COVID-19? This is a hotly debated question, even amongst health professionals. Indeed, even …

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Like many doctors, our own DocQ Dr Fiona Bisshop now provides Telehealth consultations. She joins us today at 2 PM on Facebook Live to answer your questions about all things medical. The viral pandemic of COVID-19 has dramatically changed life as we know it. Clubs and pubs are closed, you can’t get your nails done …

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Adjunct Professor Bill Bowtell AO of the University of New South Wales designed Australia’s response to AIDS, studied now as a world-leading model of best practice. As an expert on infection and immunity, he worked for over a decade with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. His appearance on ABC’s Q&A a …

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With much of the world in lockdown, International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) moves online in 2020. Following the small gains of recent years, transgender people refuse to retreat into invisibility. Together with the Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ), QNews is celebrating TDOV all day long. QAS – Transgender Victoria – Lauren Crofts on …

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The DocQ COVID-19 update. Fr Fiona Bisshop with the latest on the pandemic and the best precautions we can all take to protect ourselves and our communities. Images: Australian Government Did you know that the Great Plague of the early 1600s in England wiped out one-quarter of the population of London?  That was 100,000 people …

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During 30 years as a representative organisation, the Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) has worked on many fronts to raise the visibility of transgender people. That included, for much of the last decade, ATSAQ flying the flag on International Transgender Day of Visibility. And, in 2020, they will celebrate it once again. The first …

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NYC Health this week posted unusually straight forward and graphic safe sex advice for New Yorkers concerning COVID-19. The advice included, “You are your safest sex partner.” Dr Wendell Rosevear of Brisbane’s Stonewall Medical Centre described the recommendations as ‘sensible and no-nonsense’. Wendell said that in Brisbane all the LGBT clinics continue to see patients …

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Health organisation ACON have encouraged the LGBTIQ community to take social distancing seriously during the coronavirus pandemic. This means reducing physical contact and no casual sex encounters, in a bid to stop COVID-19’s spread. “We know our communities are responsible when it comes to looking after their health and the health of their partners,” the …

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LGBTIQ health organisations have shared advice for people living with HIV to take precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. Thorne Harbour Health, with Living Positive Victoria and Positive Women Victoria, advises people living with HIV (PLHIV) on treatment with an undetectable viral load  – and no other significant health condition – are at no greater risk …

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