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Doc Q says of the PrEP shortage: Don’t Panic, Be PrEPared!

Dr Fiona Bisshop writes that despite the disruption to the PrEP supply in Australia, users should not panic. Instead, she says, be PrEPared! PrEP is a once-daily pill for pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. The combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine provides a reliable way to avoid contracting HIV. We generally tend to call it PrEP to …

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ComePrEPd: Trans man Vincent shares his PrEP journey

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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Researchers Want To Trial HIV Testing Kits In Brisbane Vending Machines

A Queensland research team are set to make HIV testing kits available in two Brisbane vending machines in a pilot program to increase testing rates. Experts estimate a majority of people with HIV (89%) are aware of their status but there are still a proportion of those who don’t know they have HIV. Knowing your …

How Queensland Will Commemorate The 30th Anniversary Of World AIDS Day

Queensland has a huge program of events from one end of the state to the other to mark the 30th anniversary of the first ever global health awareness day, World AIDS Day, this year. World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year as a day to remember those we have lost and reflect …

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Scientists Say They’ve Developed A ‘Self Lubricating’ Condom

A team of US scientists say they’ve created a self lubricating condom that they hope will increase the rates of safe sex. The scientists at Boston University have developed a compound that can be applied to the latex of a condom that also holds a thin layer of water. They used it to create a latex …

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New HIV Diagnoses Up 33% Among Indigenous Australians

More must be done to address rising rates of HIV transmissions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or Australia’s goal of ending new HIV transmissions by 2020 could be at risk, researchers say. New research published in the Medical Journal of Australia shows rates of new HIV transmissions among Indigenous Australians have risen by …

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HIV Research Pioneer Professor David Cooper Remembered As ‘Global Hero’

Immunologist Professor David Cooper HIV Research Pioneer Hundreds have gathered to remember immunologist Professor David Cooper as a pioneer and “global hero” in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Credited with diagnosing some of the first cases of HIV in Australia, Professor Cooper passed away at age 69 in Sydney in March. Professor Cooper was appointed the inaugural …

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WATCH: Courtney Act Has A Very Important Message About HIV

Australian drag superstar Courtney Act has joined the New Zealand AIDS Foundation for a new campaign raising awareness of HIV treatment and “undetectable viral loads” in people living with HIV. According to the latest research, people living with HIV who are on successful treatment are incapable of passing HIV on to their sexual partners if …

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Advocates Welcome $180 Million For PrEP In Federal Budget

HIV/AIDS advocates have welcomed the inclusion of $180 million in last night’s federal budget to fund the HIV prevention medication PrEP. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to be up to 99% effective at reducing the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with other …

HIV prevention drug PrEP’s cost to plunge after PBS listing

The cost of PrEP will be slashed from April 1, after the HIV prevention medication is finally listed and subsidised on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to be up to 99% effective at reducing the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, …

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