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Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies’ new drama series It’s A Sin sheds light on the early days of the looming AIDS crisis in the 1980s. The five-part drama series follows the lives of young gay men Ritchie, Roscoe, and Colin who grow up in London over the course of the devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic. …

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LGBTIQ advocates have urged Australian blood donation authorities to follow the UK and safely ease restrictions on gay, bi and trans blood donors. This week, the UK announced a major reform of its blood donation policy for men who have sex with men. An expert advisory committee recommended all UK donors be assessed for individual …

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A major change to blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men across the UK will allow more of them to qualify to donate blood. Currently, UK men who have sex with men can only donate blood if they’ve been celibate for three months, even while in a monogamous relationship. However the new criteria focus …

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Brisbane’s Stonewall Medical Centre is offering patients in remote areas expert sexual health advice over video consultation with their specialists via their new Tele-Sexual Health service. Do you live in an area away from the big cities? Are you transgender or gender diverse and looking for medical care but wondering where to go? Is your …

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Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced all Australians with HIV will get access to their life-saving antiretroviral medicine, regardless of their Medicare eligibility. Hunt announced the initiative this morning at a virtual parliamentary breakfast to mark World AIDS Day today. “Today, more than 28,000 Australians are living with HIV. It is very pleasing that …

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Australia’s Red Cross Lifeblood donation service says long-standing restrictions on gay and bi blood donors will be eased early next year. Currently, the Lifeblood donation service refuses gay and bi blood donors who have had sex with men in the past 12 months. In April, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved a proposal to lower …

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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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Timothy Ray Brown, the first person to be cured of HIV, has died after battling leukemia for five months. In 2006 doctors diagnosed Brown with leukaemia but a complicated and life-threatening bone marrow transplant cured him of HIV in 2007. Known as the “Berlin patient”, the 54-year-old remained clear of HIV for more than a …

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Timothy Ray Brown, the first person ever cured of HIV, is sadly terminally ill after the return of the cancer that led to his history-making treatment. Brown, a US citizen who previously lived in Berlin, found out he had HIV in 1995. Then in 2006, doctors diagnosed him with leukaemia while in Germany. Doctors performed …

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The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC) has begun new weekend sexual health clinics as Queenslanders are urged to keep up their health checks during COVID-19. QC holds its Clinic 30 Testing Point in Brisbane every second Tuesday, and that service has now resumed and is taking bookings. Lance Schema, State Manager of QC’s Client …

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