Author Archive | George Forgan-Smith

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Can You Get Gonorrhoea From Kissing?

  Today I was sent the interesting question of whether you can get gonorrhoea from kissing… I made a quick video but to get to the point: yes! Can You Get Gonorrhoea From Kissing? Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection that is normally sexually transmitted. It can be hosted in the penis, vagina, rectum, throat and […]

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3 Tips For Healthy Sexual Citizens

3 Tips For Healthy Sexual Citizens Today I wanted to share some thoughts with many exciting events coming up. I am excited to be travelling to the USA for events and it got me thinking… What makes for a healthy sexual citizen? For me there were three important concepts that I wanted to share: 1) […]

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Hepatitis A Outbreak In Victoria Australia

The Victorian Health Department has issued a notification of a Hepatitis A outbreak in the gay community of Melbourne Victoria. An outbreak of hepatitis A has been identified in Victoria. As of 12 January, 27 confirmed cases have been identified, and a further 12 cases of hepatitis A infection are being investigated. Of the 27 […]

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Meningococcal C Outbreak In Victoria Australia

Meningococcal C Outbreak In Melbourne & Victoria 8 cases of Meningococcal C Infections In Victoria. The majority in gay and bisexual men. Meningococcal disease can cause serious illness and death in 10% of cases Meningococcal disease can be prevented with vaccination Vic Health will offer all men who have sex with men free vaccination with […]

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How To Get PrEP In Melbourne

Hi. I’m Dr George Forgan-Smith and I’m a PrEP doctor based in Melbourne CBD. Today I wanted to briefly talk about how to get PrEP in Melbourne. PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis is a single daily tablet when taken every day it reduces the risk of HIV infection by about 99%. Now, it’s an important thing […]

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Medical Butt Plugs?

Today I came across a facinating article in the Pink News on the a range of medical butt plugs that were sold as “miracle cures” of constipation right through to insanity. As noted in the article: Writing in a 1893 medical journal, the eponymous Dr Young touted the devices as a cure for insanity, insisting […]

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Great Video On PrEP For HIV Prevention

I have recently discovered this well balanced and honest report on PrEP for HIV prevention, also known as Truvada. Produced by The Feed @ SBS Australia, I’m pleased to see PrEP information given in a clear, non judgemental non hyped way. For those in Australia there are currently a number of PrEP studies that are […]

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