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Feb23

NSW data paints a picture of Asian gay men and HIV

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

NSW data paints a picture of Asian gay men and HIV

A new discussion paper shows rates of condomless anal sex and HIV testing among Asian gay men in NSW are now on a par with the general gay population. 

Feb19

Spanish researchers patent HIV test that detects the virus within a week of infection

POSTED ON // Sunday, 19 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Spanish researchers patent HIV test that detects the virus within a week of infection

Spain’s top research institution has patented an HIV test that can detect the virus within a week of infection. 

Feb17

CDC reports 18% drop in US HIV diagnoses between 2008 and 2014

POSTED ON // Friday, 17 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

CDC reports 18% drop in US HIV diagnoses between 2008 and 2014

The number of annual new HIV infections in the US has fallen by 18% overall since 2008, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Feb16

Merck has success with new HIV drug in phase 3 trials

POSTED ON // Thursday, 16 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Merck has success with new HIV drug in phase 3 trials

In a market dominated by Gilead Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline, pharmaceutical firm Merck is optimistic about a new HIV medication.

Feb13

New ACON campaign shows there's now more to safe sex than just condoms

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

New ACON campaign shows there's now more to safe sex than just condoms

A new campaign by ACON highlights there is more than one approach gay men and men who have sex with men can adopt to prevent HIV.

Feb12

Calls for regulator to fast-track HIV self-testing kits

POSTED ON // Sunday, 12 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Calls for regulator to fast-track HIV self-testing kits

Australia’s peak body for HIV organisations says new technology that allows people to self-test for HIV at home should be fast-tracked by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Feb02

HIV Foundation Qld welcomes lowest HIV diagnoses since 2008

POSTED ON // Thursday, 02 February 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

HIV Foundation Qld welcomes lowest HIV diagnoses since 2008

Queensland Health data shows new HIV notifications in Brisbane in 2016 were at their lowest levels since 2008.

Jan30

HIV Foundation Queensland to lose State Govt funding in June, Health Minister announces new Sexual Health MAC

POSTED ON // Monday, 30 January 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

HIV Foundation Queensland to lose State Govt funding in June, Health Minister announces new Sexual Health MAC

Health Minister Cameron Dick has announced that the HIV Foundation Queensland, created by the Newman Government in 2013, will not be funded after the expiry of its current agreement on 30 June 2017.

Jan19

Positive people make accurate estimates of their viral load: study

POSTED ON // Thursday, 19 January 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Positive people make accurate estimates of their viral load: study

The vast majority of people taking HIV treatment in the UK have an accurate knowledge of their current viral load, according to a new analysis.

Jan13

Courtney Act finds out results of HIV test in candid video

POSTED ON // Friday, 13 January 2017 Written by // SameSame.com.au

Courtney Act finds out results of HIV test in candid video

Aussie drag star Courtney Act has shared a revealing video with fans on Facebook, following on from a post in December in which she revealed that she'd had unprotected sex with somebody, who she later found out was HIV positive.

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