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A comparative, retrospective analysis of HIV testing among gay, bisexual and other MSM in Melbourne

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health First published: 29 May 2019 Abstract Objective: PRONTO!, a peer‐led rapid HIV‐testing service in Melbourne, Australia, opened to improve HIV testing among gay and bisexual men (GBM). We compared client characteristics and return testing among GBM testing at PRONTO! with GBM testing at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC). Methods: All GBM...

Rapid HIV testing increases testing frequency among gay and bisexual men: a controlled before–after study

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Sexual Health – Keen Phillip, Jamil Muhammad, Callander Denton, Conway Damian P., McNulty Anna, Davies Stephen C., Couldwell Deborah C., Smith Don E., Holt Martin, Vaccher Stefanie J., Gray James, Cunningham Philip, Prestage Garrett, Guy Rebecca, (2019) Published online: 4 April 2019 Abstract: Background: Rapid HIV testing was introduced at 12 clinics in New South Wales (NSW) for routine...

Giving gay men self-test kits increases HIV testing by 50% – but STI tests decrease

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aidsmap/nam, 21 August 2018 Gay men who were offered HIV home-testing kits took 50% more tests than men who only took HIV tests at clinics or community organisations, a randomised controlled study from Seattle in the USA has found. The men who could self-test took fewer tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), though it is not completely clear whether this was because they went less...

Sex Education Based on Abstinence? There’s a Real Absence of Evidence

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New York Times, August 22, 2017 Religious conservatives worry that teaching teenagers about birth control will encourage premarital sex. Liberals argue that failing to teach about it ensures more unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. So it was a welcome development when, a few years ago, Congress began to shift funding for sex education to focus on evidence-based outcomes...

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...

First medical study on chest binding recently published

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The first medical study on chest binding transgender and non-binary people was published last year.  The researchers hope that the study will provide an initial roadmap for change, educating physicians on the benefits and impacts of binding and allowing those who bind to take charge of their health. They scoured peer-reviewed literature and information from health clinics, LGBTQ organizations...

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