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The UN has condemned homophobic reporting of Monkeypox, as the current outbreak reaches over 100 people.  Monkeypox causes fever, chills, rash, and lesions. The disease can be spread through close contact with an infected person, clothing or bedsheets.  Of the global outbreak, the majority of confirmed cases are of gay and bisexual men, or men …

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A sex-on-premises venue in Spain has temporarily closed after it was linked to confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country. A total of 15 countries around the world, predominantly in Europe, have confirmed over 100 cases of the rare but typically mild virus MPXV, commonly known as monkeypox. Initial symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, …

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New South Wales’ Chief Health Officer has urged gay and bi men to be alert to symptoms of monkeypox after the rare virus emerged in two Australian states. The virus is normally limited to Central or West Africa. It’s a usually mild viral infection which most people recover from in a few weeks, and doesn’t …

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UK authorities have identified nine cases of monkeypox this month, predominantly among gay and bisexual men, in an “unusual” outbreak of the disease usually limited to Africa. Monkeypox is a viral infection which most people recover from after just a few weeks. The virus typically spreads to people from infected animals like rodents. However human-to-human …

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Tasmania’s LGBTIQ+ community have reported serious gaps in gender-affirming healthcare and mental health services, with discrimination still a problem. The Tasmanian government has released a new LGBTIQ+ survey, the largest ever of its kind. The survey comes as Tasmania commemorates the 25th anniversary of decriminalising homosexuality this month. The results will provide a new statewide …

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New South Wales has recorded its lowest number of new HIV infections on record, according to the latest data. NSW Health figures shows the state recorded a total of 178 new HIV cases last year. That number is a 36 per cent drop compared to the five-year average. And experts say NSW could be one …

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National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia has revealed one in three LGBTIQ+ voters is either undecided or considering changing their vote at next month’s federal election. Equality Australia has released their major survey of over 5,000 LGBTIQ+ voters ahead of the May 21 election. The group says the results represent the views of an estimated 850,000-strong …

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A job seeker was left horrified after accidentally submitting his STD test results instead of a cover letter while applying for his “dream job”. Jacques Paul, who goes by @jacqupot on TikTok, recalled the hilarious story in a pair of TikToks that have received over a million views. “That time I was applying for my …

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The first long-acting injectable treatment for HIV, Cabenuva, is now on Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, making it more accessible to Australians living with HIV. The drug, produced by ViiV Healthcare, is a combination of Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine and administered by injection once every two months to suppress the virus. The federal government listed the drug …

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Hannah Gadsby has discussed her late-in-life autism diagnosis, and recalled the “painful” dismissals she received after sharing it with the world. The Tasmanian-born stand-up comedian became a global star with her subversive 2018 Netflix special Nanette. Now Gadsby is opening up about her life in her first book Ten Steps to Nanette, out next week. …

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