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Domestic and family violence for PLHIV: No excuse… ever.

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doc q fiona bisshop dr rhys young

Much loved Doc Q Fiona Bisshop passes the torch this month to Dr Rhys Young. Dr Bisshop began penning her regular column for QNews almost a dozen years ago. In addition to becoming our longest surviving columnist, she’s also been one of the most loved and respected. My dear readers, Can you believe I’ve been …

rainbow care aged care ndis

Rainbow Care provides home care services including Aged Care, NDIS Support Coordination, and NDIS Plan Management. They promote fabulous Rainbow Workers who support people in their home and community. Partners in life, and now in business, Marli and Christine say they strive for purpose and meaning in their working lives. They believe they achieve that …

get your vacc on covid19 vaccination

Well, folks, the day has finally arrived. The SARS-COV2 COVID19 vaccination rollout has begun. So, when your turn comes, get your vacc on. You might know that Australia’s COVID19 vaccination plan includes two different vaccines. The mRNA Pfizer vaccine arrived first and was offered to very high-risk groups including frontline workers. (Who knew that also …

gender diversity

Shame can often prove a roadblock to coming out as gender diverse (or LGBPA+). Fortunately, with a deeper understanding of it and strategies, shame about gender diversity is something that can be overcome! Paul Martin is Senior Psychologist at the Centre for Human Potential (CFHP). Shame is one of the most powerful emotions we have …

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 …

relationship checkup

On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love. But Paul Martin says it’s also an excellent opportunity to perform a relationship checkup. Paul Martin is the Senior Psychologist at the Centre for Human Potential. Being in love and in a relationship (or multiple relationships if you are polygamous), is one of life’s great joys. It can provide …

fake news semen toothpaste

This writer has always remembered an article from an Australian gay publication during the early years of the AIDS crisis. It reported on an American dental association’s cover-up of research into semen toothpaste. It claimed five pages of the association’s recent newsletter remained blank after omitting a report on the study. For some reason, the …

syphilis this christmas regular sexual health checks

DocQ writes about an ancient foe — the sneaky spiral bacterium that continues to infect humans after a history stretching back thousands of years. No one wants the gift of syphilis this Christmas so Dr Fiona Bisshop says – have regular sexual health checks. Early diagnosis means quick and effective treatment. Long-time readers of the …

amprep prep users sexually compulsive drug use

Contrary to expectation, a study of PrEP users found that during the course of treatment, participants became less sexually compulsive and used less drugs (excluding alcohol). Researchers undertook the AmPrEP study with clients of one of Amsterdam’s largest STI clinics. NAM Aidsmap reports that the study also showed a significant decrease in some indicators of …

castration fantasy

A Sydney man ended up hospitalised on the weekend after travelling to Brisbane for a castration fantasy act. A Brisbane man cut off one of his testicles, with his consent, after searching the internet to learn how to perform the operation. The Courier-Mail reports that the Sydney man met the 27-year-old Brisbane electrician online. The …

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