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A star-studded lineup of Queensland drag talent will grace the stage at the upcoming CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by drag legend Betty Nature (pictured, centre) at the Sportsman Hotel on June 30, the event will feature performances throughout the night by drag performers past and present, including …

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Amidst all the press releases and updates on PrEP and HIV, there’s one group that may sometimes miss out, or may think the message is not for them, and that’s transgender folk. Often it can seem like all the talk around HIV prevention is aimed squarely at cis guys who have sex with guys, but …

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Memorials will be held around Australia on May 20 to remember the lives of those lost to AIDS and call for a future free of HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Every year, people come together on the third Sunday in May for memorial services and events to remember those who have died and to push for …

I’m finally over the jetlag and have caught up (mostly) with clinical duties, so here is my brief summary of the key messages from the Boston HIV conference I attended.  There’s a lot to cover, so I will focus on the most important and interesting areas. New Drugs for HIV Treatment The new single tablet …

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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US scientists say they’re making progress on a single pill that could be taken just once a week to treat HIV. The slow-release capsule could replace the daily medication currently needed by HIV-positive people to manage the virus, the researchers told the BBC. The pill resembles a normal capsule but contains a special star-shaped structure …

It seems another year has bitten the dust, and what a year it was!

HIV researchers and advocacy groups want Australia to fast-track the approval of home-testing kits as part of the effort to reduce the spread of the virus. The kits have been available online for several years but have yet to be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. New research has found the kits could be especially …

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has “listened carefully” to criticisms and reversed its decision to appoint Zimbabwe tyrant Robert Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador. The World Health Organisation named Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador following a proposal from director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Ghebreyesus praised Zimbabwe for its commitments to public health. Dr Ghebreyesus …

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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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