Articles tagged with: PrEP

Mar11

From condoms to PrEP – what does ‘safe sex’ mean today?

POSTED ON // Saturday, 11 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

From condoms to PrEP – what does ‘safe sex’ mean today?

Martin Holt from the University of New South Wales gave a lecture in Sydney last week on the notion of ‘safe sex’ from its creation in the eighties, to what it means today.

Feb28

South Australian PrEP study to begin in April

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

South Australian PrEP study to begin in April

Victoria’s Alfred Health will partner with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), SA Health and local clinics to provide South Australians at risk of acquiring HIV access to a study which will expand the use of PrEP (PreExposure Prophylaxis).

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).

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.

Jan18

VAC announces $100,000 for PrEPX trial

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 18 January 2017

VAC announces $100,000 for PrEPX trial

The Victorian AIDS Council has  announced it will give an additional $100,000 to the PrEPX trial to fund access to pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) for 600 Victorians at risk.

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.

Dec24

PrEP could be responsible for remarkable cut in HIV diagnoses at Soho clinic

POSTED ON // Saturday, 24 December 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

PrEP could be responsible for remarkable cut in HIV diagnoses at Soho clinic

The UK’s biggest sexual health clinic saw a 40 per cent drop in HIV diagnoses in 2016.

Dec08

Gilead Sciences in Top 5 HIV/AIDS Philanthropic Funders for 2015

POSTED ON // Thursday, 08 December 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Gilead Sciences in Top 5 HIV/AIDS Philanthropic Funders for 2015

The company that could hold the key to ending transmission of HIV in Australia has been named as the leading corporate global funder of HIV/AIDS programs.

Nov30

Beyond a ‘one size fits all’ solution to safe sex

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 30 November 2016 Written by // Nic Parkhill

Beyond a ‘one size fits all’ solution to safe sex

Since the beginning of the epidemic, ‘safe sex’ has been synonymous with HIV and AIDS. 

Nov30

South Australia to commence PrEP trials

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 30 November 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

South Australia to commence PrEP trials

The South Australian Premier Jay Wetherill has announced people at high risk of contracting HIV will now be able to access PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as part of a new trial of the preventative HIV medication to be run in the state.