The latest NSW Health data shows the number of new HIV diagnoses in Australian-born men who have sex with men dropped by 48 per cent in the first three months of compared to the average number for the same period in the previous five years. There has also been an overall 14 per cent decline in new HIV diagnoses across NSW in January to March compared to the same period in the previous five years. Dr Chant said while the first quarter results in the HIV Strategy Data report were encouraging, there was still more work to be done.
Posted July 17, A social media post promoting a Red Cross blood donation campaign featuring two men in Christmas jumpers has been blasted by LGBT social media users who can't give blood, but the service says it was not its intention to depict a same-sex couple. The Facebook ad has attracted more than comments, many of which questioned the post's imagery at a time when gay men were still excluded from donating blood.
Half of gay and bisexual men using PrEP in Australia would be interested in switching from taking daily PrEP to taking on-demand PrEP, and this interest was most strongly associated with having sex infrequently and concerns about long term side effects. A total of former PrEPX study participants almost all gay and bisexual menwere asked whether they would switch from daily to on-demand PrEP for a new trial. Another PrEP tablet should be taken again 24 hours after the first two tablets, then another tablet 24 hours later.
It was the height of the Aids crisis and she was in the waiting room of an inner-city STI clinic, frequented by those most at risk of HIV: gay men, injecting drug users, sex workers. A positive result, back then, would have been a death sentence. In the clinic a friendly gay counsellor asked Megan to step into his room and asked her if everything was OK.
Australian all-rounder James Faulkner says the support he has received from the LGBT community is "fantastic" - but it came after a misunderstanding. Faulkner shared a picture on Instagram alongside his mother and a man he described as his "boyfriend". Followers, including former cricketers Glenn Maxwell and Shaun Tait, responded by praising his "great courage".
Australian Women's Weekly. A straight question deserves a straight answer, right? Well, when it comes to human sexuality, the answers might not be as straight we some of us think.
Although most Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex LGBTI Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has demonstrated that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. These health outcomes are directly related to experiences of stigma, prejudice, discrimination and abuse on the basis of being LGBTI. This document aims to provide a snapshot what is known of the current mental health and wellbeing outcomes of LGBTI people in Australia.
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Growing Up Queer in Australia, Ed. Kindred: 12 Queer Stories, Ed. When Benjamin Law wrote his Quarterly Essay about the Safe Schools debate, he found that none of the extensive coverage News Limited journalists devoted to it actually asked queer teenagers what they thought or what they had experienced. He tried to make up for this in the later parts of the essay, and although the contributors to Growing Up Queer in Australia are adults looking back at their youth, it can be seen as a variation on the same project.