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Research Matters: Bisexuality, Health, and Wellbeing factsheet

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Rainbow Health Victoria, September 23rd, 2021 Today, 23 September, is Celebrate Bisexuality Day. This day is recognised internationally and aims to increase visibility and promote pride for bisexual and bi+ people. Rainbow Health Victoria are launching their next issue in the Research Matters series: the Bisexuality, Health, and Wellbeing factsheet. This factsheet covers: 1. Introduction 2...

People with HIV are at higher risk of ageing-related genetic changes

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Kirby Institute,  released June 2021 Forty years after the first diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, Australian scientists from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have uncovered a vital link in the relationship between HIV and ageing. The results were published in the journal Nature Medicine. In this world-leading study, the research team evaluated age-related genetic...

Latest Australian Statistics on Sexual Violence – Victimisation

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 24/08/2021 This article is the first in a new series exploring the nature and prevalence of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment in Australia. Topics covered include changes in prevalence over time, victimisation risk factors, immediate and long-term impacts on victims, and criminal justice outcomes for offenders. The focus of this first article is...

Attractiveness, profile-picture face visibility, and unprotected receptive anal intercourse in young MSM using online dating applications

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Wongsomboon Val, Sietins Emils, Webster Gregory D. (2021) Sexual Health 18, 212-220. Abstract: Background: We examined links among face visibility on dating-profile pictures, self-perceived attractiveness, condom use self-efficacy, and unprotected receptive anal intercourse (URAI) in 223 young men who have sex with men (YMSM; ages 18–24 years) using online dating applications (e.g. Grindr)...

Community-Led Research: Walking New Pathways Together (Aboriginal focus)

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 Sydney University, Edited by Victoria Rawlings, James Flexner and Lynette Riley, 2021 The concept of Community-Led Research has taken off in recent years in a variety of fields, from archaeology and anthropology to social work and everything in between. Drawing on case studies from Australia and the Pacific, this open access e-book considers what it means to participate in Community-Led...

Continuing declines in HIV diagnoses thanks to successful PrEP rollout in NSW

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 Kirby Institute at UNSW, Friday July 2nd, 2021 New research from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney shows that HIV transmissions are at historically low rates among almost 10,000 high-risk gay and bisexual men on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the HIV prevention medication. Low HIV rates persisted after PrEP moved from being available cost-free as part of a NSW clinical trial, to being...

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