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Can you get gonorrhoea from kissing?

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ABC Radio (Hack), 8th November 2017 In a troubling development, Melbourne researchers suspect gonorrhoea is being spread by kissing, overturning years of conventional wisdom. Although it’s early days and not cause for alarm, there is evidence to suggest ‘throat-to-throat transmission’ may be driving the spread of gonorrhea in inner-city Australia. It’s been generally...

In[ter]view: SHINE SA’s Dr Amy Moten

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Verse magazine, Edition 18, September 2017 This edition we talked to Amy, SHINE SA’s Medical Educator, who is answering all your questions when it comes to the ‘what’s this’ and ‘how do I check that’ of sex. How often should people who are sexually active get tested? You should have a test when symptoms of a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) are first noticed or if a sexual partner is...

Young Australians’ use of pornography and associations with sexual risk behaviours

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2017, 41: 438–443. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12678 Abstract Objectives: Amid public health concern that rising pornography use may have a negative impact on young people’s health and wellbeing, we report prevalence of pornography viewing and explore factors associated with viewing frequency and age at first viewing. Methods: Cross-sectional...

Six-question risk score can identify HIV-positive gay men needing testing for acute hepatitis C

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nam/aidsmap, 5th June 2017 Six questions can identify HIV-positive gay men who are at elevated risk of having acute (recent) hepatitis C infection and who would benefit from further testing, according to a paper published in Eurosurveillance last week. The risk score was based on data from a Dutch cohort and has been validated with separate datasets from Belgium, the Netherlands and England. The...

Behaviour change interventions in HIV prevention: is there still a place for them?

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nam/aidsmap, 12 April 2017 A meta-analysis of studies of brief interventions to reduce HIV risk behaviour in HIV-negative gay men has concluded that there is evidence that such techniques did have a significant impact on the behaviours they were designed to change. It also found evidence that the best way to conduct such interventions was face-to-face, i.e. not via the internet, telephone or...

Latest Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey results released

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Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW, 2017 The Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited at a range of gay community sites in Adelaide. The major aim of the survey is to provide data on sexual, drug use and testing practices related to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among gay...

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