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Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher David Cooper

Tributes Flow For Pioneering Australian HIV Researcher Professor David Cooper

LGBTIQ health advocates are mourning the death of pioneering HIV researcher and Kirby Institute director Professor David Cooper. Credited with diagnosing some of the first cases of HIV in Australia, Professor Cooper passed away at age 69 on Sunday after a short illness. He was appointed the inaugural director of the Kirby Institute – then …

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HIV Prevention Drug PrEP Approved For PBS Listing

The cost of HIV prevention pill PrEP will drastically reduce after it finally received approval for PBS listing (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on Friday. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill. Studies show that it dramatically reduces the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people. Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) In its decision …

Advocates Welcome HIV Funding Commitment From Federal Labor

HIV prevention advocates have welcomed a $53 million commitment from federal Labor in a bid to end HIV transmission in Australia. The plan draws from a blueprint released by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations in August, which said an extra investment of $32.5 million a year would deliver $82 million worth of savings to …

Queensland World AIDS Day

Brisbane Candlelight Vigil Marks World AIDS Day

A candlelight vigil will be held in Brisbane on Friday evening to mark World AIDS Day tomorrow. December 1 is globally recognised as World AIDS Day, and it’s commemorated across the country to remind everyone that HIV is still a health issue, educate everyone on HIV prevention strategies, and to ensure that people living with …

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Large-Scale Trials For ‘HIV Vaccine’ After Promising Results

A vaccine that has delivered promising results in treating all known strains of HIV is moving on to large scale testing in humans, pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson says. The company’s Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels made the announcement at the recent Global Citizen festival. “For the past ten years, we have been working on …

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Tanzania bans lube to discourage homosexuality

Tanzania recently banned lube as part of an ongoing crackdown on the country’s LGBTI community. The country’s health minister Ummy Mwalimu confirmed the ban on personal lubricant. “It is true that the government has banned the importation and use of the jelly to curb the spread of HIV. “I have instructed stakeholders working with gay …

Get Pep Campaign

RECENTLY BEEN EXPOSED TO HIV? GET PEP

The HIV prevention medication PrEP is the one you’ve been hearing about the most lately, but if you’ve had high-risk sex you mustn’t forget about PEP as a prevention tool. PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a month-long course of HIV treatment that can prevent a person becoming infected with HIV after a recent exposure. The sooner …

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