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AskDocQ: U=U means if a person with HIV is undetectable, they can’t pass it on

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Last time, the Doc reported some major research findings presented at the recent HIV conference she attended in Boston.  This time, Brisbane LGBTIQ health specialist Dr Fiona Bisshop concludes her round up of some of the key topics. Vaccine Progress There is no doubt that a vaccine is essential if we are ever going to …

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Imogen, a transwoman in her early 30s, came to me for help with what she called her “social awkwardness”. At first, she was easily irritable with me because “everyone I’ve talked to about my problem keeps telling me it’s social anxiety.” She expected that I would do the same. “I’m not anxious around people and …

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Allowing transgender young people to use their chosen names significantly reduces their risk of depression and suicide, according to a new study by the University of Texas. Researchers interviewed 129 US transgender young people aged 15 to 21, asking if they were able to use their chosen names when at school, home, work, and with …

British actor and author Stephen Fry has revealed that he has undergone treatment for prostate cancer. The 60-year-old explained in a video message that he had been diagnosed with an “aggressive” form of the disease and underwent surgery to remove 11 lymph nodes in January. He said doctors offered him the option of radiotherapy – …

Comedian Joel Creasey has spoken out about body shaming and unrealistic standards of beauty in the gay community. In a lengthy Facebook post, Creasey expressed his “disappointment” at seeing social media users obsessing over their bodies ahead of Mardi Gras season. “I’ve seen over the past few months on Instagram and social media gay men …

A North Carolina woman has shared on Facebook her shock at discovering “lesbianism” listed as a “problem” on her medical records. In a Facebook post earlier this week, Kristina Rodriguez (pictured, right) shared a photo of the document written by her GP she says she sighted that listed “lesbianism” on the “Problem List,” alongside two …

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Queensland’s expanded PrEP trial has begun, providing free access to the HIV prevention medication to 2,000 people right around Queensland at risk of the virus. PrEP, also known by its brand name Truvada, is a once-daily pill that has been shown to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in people at high risk. In …

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Nearly 200 healthcare professionals caring for gender-diverse and same-sex-attracted Australians have called on the federal government to scrap its planned plebiscite on marriage equality. Melbourne GP Vincent Cornelisse organised the collection of 196 signatures from the doctors and healthcare workers around the country, warning Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that the plebiscite campaign could be harmful …

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For years I enjoyed a love-hate relationship with my vulva. It has a large mound and also features voluptuous lips. The amount of hair varies from very bald to el naturale depending on my energy level. The reaction from some sexual partners to a prominent vulva perhaps causes the hate part of the equation. Lesbians …

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