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Dec13

Sex Education inadequate in most US schools: report

POSTED ON // Sunday, 13 December 2015 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Sex Education inadequate in most US schools: report

In most US states, fewer than half of high schools and just one in five middle schools teach all the essential sex education topics, according to a new report.

Dec09

I thought I just had a mouth ulcer but it turned out to be syphilis

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 09 December 2015 Written by // Dr Brad McKay

I thought I just had a mouth ulcer but it turned out to be syphilis

Ask Dr Brad: How did I get it and how do I get rid of it?

Nov26

France approves PrEP

POSTED ON // Thursday, 26 November 2015 Written by // Christopher Kelly

France approves PrEP

France has become the second country — after the United States — to approve the use of Truvada as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for those most at risk of contracting HIV.

Nov26

Even though it only went in for a few seconds, am I still at risk?

POSTED ON // Thursday, 26 November 2015 Written by // Dr Brad McKay

Even though it only went in for a few seconds, am I still at risk?

It was only in for about five seconds? What are the risks?

Nov23

New web resource for sexual health, mental health and drug use

POSTED ON // Monday, 23 November 2015 Written by // Andrew Shaw

New web resource for sexual health, mental health and drug use

A website providing the LGBTI community with information on drug use as well as sexual and mental health will be launched in Melbourne this week.

Nov22

Condom emojis spread the safe sex message

POSTED ON // Sunday, 22 November 2015 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Condom emojis spread the safe sex message

Condom emojis are the latest weapon to convince people to take the safe sex option. 

Nov14

Syphilis on the rise among gay men in south-east Queensland

POSTED ON // Saturday, 14 November 2015 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Syphilis on the rise among gay men in south-east Queensland

There has been an increase in syphilis cases in south-east Queensland metropolitan areas and in the state’s north.

Oct04

Syphilis is on the rise in SA. Here’s how to protect yourself from getting it

POSTED ON // Sunday, 04 October 2015 Written by // Steve Moran

Syphilis is on the rise in SA. Here’s how to protect yourself from getting it

What did Al Capone, King Henry VIII, Shakespeare and Napoleon all have in common (other than a love of some fabulous outfits and headwear)? They all are rumoured to have had syphilis.

Aug24

'He was so fucking hot, he didn't look like he had HIV!'

POSTED ON // Monday, 24 August 2015 Written by // David Crawford

'He was so fucking hot, he didn't look like he had HIV!'

Hot sessions are part of any good sex life but sometimes they can put us at risk. But you can take control of what happens next, writes David Crawford.

Aug16

Tenofovir gel effective against herpes: South African study

POSTED ON // Sunday, 16 August 2015 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Tenofovir gel effective against herpes: South African study

A gel originally developed to combat HIV infection in women has been found effective in fighting herpes.

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