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MSM in London diagnosed with early syphilis are a priority group for PrEP

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nam/aidsmap, 16 October 2017 Gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM) recently diagnosed with early syphilis are a priority group for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), results of a study published in Sexually Transmitted Infections suggest. Over two years of follow-up, 11% of men diagnosed with early syphilis subsequently became infected with HIV. Incidence of rectal sexually transmitted...

SA Govt funds SHINE SA for more mental health support for the LGBTIQ community during marriage equality survey

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Ian Hunter MLC, September 16, 2017 The State Government will provide extra mental health and counselling services for the LGBTIQ community due to expected increases in demand while the marriage equality postal survey is conducted. According to beyondblue, LGBTI Australians have an increased risk of depression, anxiety, self-harming and suicidal thoughts. And they are twice as likely to suffer...

What is going on in gay men’s lives when they acquire HIV?

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nam/aidsmap, Published: 08 September 2017 Gay men in England who have recently become HIV positive describe a complex web of factors which may have contributed to their infection, according to a qualitative study recently published in BMJ Open. “Individuals who experienced multiple stressors, gradually over the life course or more suddenly, were especially vulnerable to HIV and being drawn into...

Grindr, virtual reality and vlogging: new ways to talk about sexual health

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The Guardian, July 21st, 2017 Almost half the world’s population is online and billions of young people use social media. So why doesn’t more sex education happen across these channels? The first Global Advisory Board for Sexual Health and Wellbeing brings together a group of individuals from across the world who are using innovative ways to reach more people with information about sex and...

Summary of results: Trans Pathways: the mental health experiences and care pathways of trans young people

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Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, September 1, 2017 Trans Pathways is the largest study ever conducted of the mental health and care pathways of trans and gender diverse young people in Australia (859 participants). It is also the first Australian study to incorporate the views of parents and guardians of trans young people (194 participants). What did Trans Pathways tell us? Trans young people are...

Sex without fear – ​my experiment with ​the HIV-prevention drug PrEP

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The Guardian, Thursday 22 June 2017 15.00 AEST When I first heard about the HIV-prevention drug PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis – I had mixed feelings.  It remains controversial even among readers of the gay magazine Attitude. “Why should my taxes pay for these sluts to have bareback sex?” is a typical comment. But I was worried that my reaction was the result of anti-gay conditioning, being...

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