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The Ban on ‘Amyl’

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Thorne Harbour Health, 17 Jan 2019 Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recently postponed its decision on whether or not to change the law around alkyl nitrites (the active ingredient in ‘amyl’ or ‘poppers’). Currently, the TGA is conducting public consultations into the proposed amendments that could see amyl recategorised as a ‘prohibited...

STI rates in PrEP users very high, but evidence that PrEP increases them is inconclusive

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nam/aidsmap, Published: 22 February 2017 A study of PrEP users presented last week showed that PrEP users had very high rates of STI diagnosis – in the order of 20 times higher than among HIV-negative gay men in the general population. The evidence that STIs increased further while people were on PrEP was, however, a lot more ambiguous. The problem in proving that PrEP has any causal relationship...

Flux study first report: drug use among gay men and bisexual men

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Kirby Institute, May 2016 The Flux Study, a study of drug use (and non-use) among gay and bisexual men, has recently released its first annual report. Flux is a cohort study of 2251 men, including over 1700 who are being followed at 6-monthly intervals. It identifies: risk factors, prevalence, incidence, and associated harms of drug use; the role of gay community norms in individuals’...

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