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Get Your PrEP Questions Answered At QuAC Forum At Brisbane Pride Fair Day

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PrEP is a prevention strategy where HIV negative people take one oral pill a day to prevent HIV infection. 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 website here. Read on to hear from Indigenous Sistergirl Tarriaki about …

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A diverse group of LGBTI and Sistergirl Queenslanders have shared their experiences with HIV prevention medication PrEP in an important campaign from the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC). PrEP is a HIV prevention strategy where HIV negative people take one oral pill a day to prevent infection. The ComePrEPd campaign is a community-driven effort …

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PrEP is a prevention strategy where HIV negative people take one oral pill a day to prevent HIV infection. 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.Read on to hear Greg (pictured above) explain what …

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A Brazilian man may be in long-term remission from HIV after an experimental regimen of medication, researchers say. The 36-year-old, who was not identified, has not shown any signs of HIV for more than a year after stopping his daily medication. That’s according to scientists at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, who also …

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Spoiler alert for season 4 of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why An HIV awareness organisation has slammed the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why for a “lazy and sensationalist” HIV/AIDS storyline. The fourth and final season of the teen drama, well-known for its love of shock tactics, arrived this week. And the show ends with teen character …

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Gay and bisexual men may still face a lengthy wait before long-standing restrictions on them donating blood are eased. Currently, Australia’s Lifeblood donation service refuses gay blood donors who have had sex with men in the past 12 months. However last month, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved Lifeblood’s proposal to lower that deferral period …

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A new long-acting HIV prevention drug injected once every two months as an alternative to a daily pill for PrEP has seen success in a major trial. Currently, people who are at high risk of HIV can take a daily pill that’s 99% effective at stopping transmission. But drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced promising …

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A new study has found a majority of gay and bisexual Australian men would donate blood if allowed, but don’t due to the 12-month abstinence restriction. Currently, men who have had sex with another man in the last twelve months can’t donate blood. Last month, the health regulator approved a reduction of that period to …

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Over 500 health professionals have signed an open letter calling on the US Food and Drug Administration to remove a “scientifically outdated ban” on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. Two weeks ago, the FDA revised its blood donation rules to reduce the required sexual abstinence period for men who have sex with men …

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The Australian Red Cross blood donation service is a step closer to easing restrictions on gay male donors, but LGBTIQ advocates say the move isn’t enough. Currently, the Lifeblood donation service refuses male donors who have had sex with men in the past 12 months. This effectively bans gay men from donating blood. Now the …

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