While the rest of Australia excelled during the early response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, one state government dragged its LGBTI citizens down during their greatest hour of need. David Alexander speaks to three key figures involved in the fight against homophobia and discrimination during the time of the Joh Bjelke-Petersen government.
Promoting conversations about sexual health have evolved over time and now the youth of the world are using emojis to talk about sex.
PrEP’s success has been well-documented through global clinical trials and the impact it has had on the gay community since it was introduced in the US. Armed with this information, leading LGBTI health organisations in Australia — such as ACON — are now calling authorities to have PrEP approved and subsidised urgently, and there are simple reasons why. Matthew Wade reports.
Continued high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in NSW, including those who are HIV positive, have prompted GPs to urge gay men to have have more regular HIV and STI testing
SUBSTANTIAL shifts in condom usage rates among men who have sex with men (MSM), the growing popularity of mobile applications and a lacklustre result in …