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Anal fissures: A real pain in the butt

Dr Rhys Young gives the low down on anal fissures: what causes them, how they can be treated and if you can still have sex.  Sitting down for a number two should be a relaxing experience where one can catch up on some TikToks (or Instagram reels if you’re over 30). Anal fissures can turn …

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‘Get vaccinated’: Alert after first case of mpox in months

Victorians are being encouraged to watch for symptoms and get vaccinated after the state recorded its first locally acquired case of mpox in almost six months. The latest case of the virus, formerly monkeypox, isn’t linked to international travel, suggesting local transmission. Mpox can affect anyone, but in 2022, a global outbreak predominantly impacted men …

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Is PrEP on-demand right for you?

Dr Cris Quitral from Hey Fella explains how PrEP on-demand works and if it’s right for you.  In the field of sexual health, I get asked a lot of questions.  This can be from patients I see, from people I meet out in the community and even from some of my closest friends.  One topic …

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New Australian guidelines back Doxy-PEP to stop syphilis

The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) has released new guidelines for the use of the antibiotic drug Doxycycline as a “morning after” pill to prevent bacterial sexual infections in men who have sex with men. “Doxy-PEP” involves taking 200mg of Doxycycline up to 72 hours after a sexual act …

Let’s Treat Syphilis: Regional and remote communities

Regional and remote community members are often more at risk of contracting Syphilis. Here’s how the Let’s Treat Syphilis campaign is fighting back. Regional and remote community members can be more at risk of contracting Syphilis. Here’s how the Let’s Treat Syphilis campaign is fighting back. One of the main challenges in providing medical care …

‘Let’s Treat Syphilis’: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources

The syphilis outbreak has been progressively creeping through our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, resulting in communities being disproportionately affected by this infection. These high rates of infection occur for multiple reasons. One significant factor is the limited access to healthcare that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities experience. Many Aboriginal and Torres …

Let’s Treat Syphilis: Queensland campaign announces re-launch

Queensland Council for LGBTI Health has collaborated with Queensland Positive People to launch the second phase of their Queensland campaign, Let’s Treat Syphilis. To commemorate it, QC is here to break down the basics of syphilis for us: How is the infection contracted, what are the different stages of infection, and how is it treated? How …

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Michael Henry on Cut vs Uncut. Cue WWIII in 3,2,1…

YouTube comic Michael Henry’s latest video ventures where braver souls fear to tread — the age-old Cut vs Uncut debate. It’s a topic often banned on gay forums when disagreements escalate to rancorous battles royale. Scroll down for Michael Henry’s Cut vs Uncut vid. When Michael Henry joins three friends under a tree and announces …

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Queensland CHO says no cause for alarm over monkeypox

Queensland health authorities have said there is no need to be alarmed about rising monkeypox infections overseas. Deputy Premier Steven Miles said while the World Health Organisation declared the virus a global health emergency at the weekend, there was “no cause for alarm here in Queensland”. Queensland Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Peter Aitken said …

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‘Act quick’: MP Alex Greenwich calls for monkeypox vaccination

Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich has urged the Australian government to vaccinate vulnerable groups against monkeypox, including men who have sex with men. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection usually associated with travel to Central and West Africa. However an unusual global outbreak has exploded to 14,000 cases in 55 non-endemic countries. The majority are …

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