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Apr06

Hero Condoms apologises for STI campaign on Tinder amid calls to remove it online completely

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 06 April 2016 Written by // Reg Domingo

Hero Condoms apologises for STI campaign on Tinder amid calls to remove it online completely

Hero Condoms has issued an apology for its much-maligned safe sex awareness campaign on Tinder amid calls to have it completely removed from online websites.

Apr05

Hero Condoms’ digital campaign of giving STIs their own Tinder profiles totally misses the mark

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 05 April 2016 Written by // Nic Holas

Hero Condoms’ digital campaign of giving STIs their own Tinder profiles totally misses the mark

Hero Condoms may have had the best intentions but their new digital marketing campaign of matching people with STIs on Tinder is stigmatising, misinformed and downright offensive, writes Nic Holas.

Mar17

How can we combat rising rates of syphilis? By getting tested!

POSTED ON // Thursday, 17 March 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

How can we combat rising rates of syphilis? By getting tested!

The Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) is reminding gay men to get tested regularly for syphilis.
The reminder follows the dramatic increase in syphilis cases in south-east Queensland reported last year.

Mar05

Better condoms courtesy of Australian spinifex

POSTED ON // Saturday, 05 March 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Better condoms courtesy of Australian spinifex

An Australian native grass has the potential to create stronger, ultra-thin condoms that would help tackle the rising number of sexually transmitted diseases.

Feb08

Gilead seeks EU PrEP approval

POSTED ON // Monday, 08 February 2016 Written by // Christopher Kelly

Gilead seeks EU PrEP approval

Gilead is seeking approval of Truvada as PrEP with the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Feb06

It’s a sex thing: We need to talk about Hep C

POSTED ON // Saturday, 06 February 2016 Written by // David Crawford

It’s a sex thing: We need to talk about Hep C

Positive Life’s Treatment Officer David Crawford asks if we need to be talking with community about the sexual transmission of hepatitis C (HCV and hep C), particularly with men who have sex with men.

Jan19

We had sex every day, now it's only once a week. Is there something wrong with me?

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 19 January 2016 Written by // Dr Brad McKay

We had sex every day, now it's only once a week. Is there something wrong with me?

Ask Dr Brad: The love is still there but the sex is not. What does that mean?

Jan03

Tell researchers about your thoughts on gay sex and risk with the 'Looking' study

POSTED ON // Sunday, 03 January 2016

Tell researchers about your thoughts on gay sex and risk with the 'Looking' study

The Kirby Institute is looking for gay and bi guys to take part in an anonymous survey to better understand the interconnections between sexual behaviour, risk reductions strategies, new biomedical advances in HIV prevention and treatment (like PrEP), and their impact on sexual health.

Dec27

Sydney's sex-on-premises venue code of practice relaunched as ‘PlayZone’

POSTED ON // Sunday, 27 December 2015 Written by // SX Team

Sydney's sex-on-premises venue code of practice relaunched as ‘PlayZone’

ACON has given its Sex on Premises Venue (SOPV) Code of Practice a makeover and relaunched it under the new name of PlayZone.

Dec21

Federal Govt to spend $1 billion to subsidise Hep C treatments in bid to eradicate virus

POSTED ON // Monday, 21 December 2015 Written by // Reg Domingo

Federal Govt to spend $1 billion to subsidise Hep C treatments in bid to eradicate virus

The Federal Government will spend $1 billion to subsidise groundbreaking Hepatitis C treatments in a bid to eradicate the virus.

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