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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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HIV Health & Black Lives Matter

Today I wanted to share an article highlighting the worrying statistic of escalating HIV rates within gay men of colour in the USA: Will the ManDate Model Tackle HIV Rates in Black Gay Men? Thirty-five years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the state of black, gay men’s health is central to the discussion about how to eradicate […]

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Do You Know How Homophobia Feels?

Do you know how homophobia feels? Just this weekend I was camping with friends. The scene was idilic. We were in a wonderfully cosy house on the edge of a river in Sydney’s national park. As we sat drinking coffee on the verandah a group of young people, two girls, two guys went past in […]

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Gonorrhoea On The Rise In Australian Study

Gonorrhoea is on the rise according to a recent Australian study that notes the biggest rise has been within the gay community and other men who have sex with men. Importantly it’s vital to know that the high proportion of infections were found in either the throat or the anus. Unlike gonorrhoea in the penis with […]

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