CategoryGay Lesbian & Bisexual Health

Monkeypox Virus (MPV): Public Health Alert, Stigmatising Language Warning, and more

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1. Monkeypox Virus (MPV) Infection Public Health Alert SA Health, 21 May 2022 Monkeypox infection is caused by monkeypox virus. It is endemic in central and west Africa with cases outside Africa usually detected in returned travellers. As of 20 May 2022, 15 countries have reported 27 confirmed and 45 suspected cases of monkeypox. Several countries have reported cases in men who have sex with men...

Sexual mixing patterns among male–female partnerships in Melbourne

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Greaves Kate E., Fairley Christopher K., Engel Jaimie L., Ong Jason J., Rodriguez Elena, Phillips Tiffany R., Chow Eric P. F. (2022) Sexual mixing patterns among male–female partnerships in Melbourne, Australia. Sexual Health 19, 33-38. Abstract Background:Individuals who have both opposite- and same-sex partners have the potential to pass sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between high- and...

What makes gay and bisexual men in Australia choose not to take PrEP?

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nam/aidsmap, 14 April 2022 Perceived irrelevance, lack of awareness, problems with access, side effects, negative social impacts, and concerns about lack of STI protection, effectiveness and adherence are the most common reasons for not using PrEP among gay and bisexual men in Australia. This is according to a study recently published in the journal Behavioral Medicine which analysed reasons for...

Chemsex questions: what are we actually asking?

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Crozier Brendan, Sayer Nathan, Varma Rick (2022) Chemsex questions: what are we actually asking?. Sexual Health 19, 76-78. Abstract: Among men who have sex with men (MSM), sexualised drug use (SDU) is related to high risk sexual behaviour and a higher chance of contracting STIs. Chemsex, a subset of SDU, has a particularly high risk factor for STIs. We describe the implementation of a new...

A cross-sectional study of male and female kissing partners among MSM

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Chow Eric P. F., Phillips Tiffany R., Tran Julien, Aung Ei T., Maddaford Kate, Fairley Christopher K. (2022) A cross-sectional study of male and female kissing partners among men who have sex with men. Sexual Health 19, 27-32.  Abstract Background: Kissing may be a risk factor for gonorrhoea. Past studies have focused on male kissing partners among men who have sex with men (MSM). This study...

New Alcohol and Other Drug Service for LGBTIQ and HIV + community members in Adelaide

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Thorne Harbour Health, October 2021 “The Cottage” is a new Alcohol and Other Drug Service for LGBTIQ and HIV + community members in Adelaide, from Thorne Harbour Health.  At Thorne Harbour Health we understand that LGBTIQ community members can have particular needs when it comes to making positive changes in relation to drinking and using drugs. We know that our communities often...

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