Daily pills may become a thing of the past for people who have HIV. A long-acting injection has been found to work just as well or better than standard pill-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) at preventing the virus from bouncing back and becoming infectious again.
At the end of a two-year trial of 286 people with HIV, 94 per cent of those who had injections of the long-acting therapy every eight weeks had the virus under control, defined as having less than 50 copies of the virus per millilitre of blood. A monthly form of the injection was effective in 87 per cent of those who had it, while standard ART pills worked for 84 per cent of those who took them.
London: A wave of untreatable "super-gonorrhoea" is spreading across the world as the disease becomes resistant to antibiotics, health chiefs have warned.
Scientists have described the outlook for combating the sexually-transmitted condition as "pretty grim", as it emerges that oral sex and a decline in condom use is fuelling a rise in hard-to-treat cases.
As a resolution to the debate on marriage equality draws closer, activists worry about how to maintain momentum after a win. Caleb Triscari examines the broader issues facing LGBTIQ communities in The Saturday Paper.
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The AIDS Action Council says gay men using hook-up apps in Canberra are being targeted by extortionists who threaten to reveal them to family and friends if they don't hand over money.
The organisation has contacted ACT Policing after two men reported the scam. Each man was arranging to meet with someone from Grindr when they were blackmailed and threatened.
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The AIDS Action Council’s Sex Worker Outreach Program (SWOP) has been informed about a group of three males who are assaulting, both sexually and physically, as well as robbing female sex workers in the ACT.
AIDS Action Council Executive Director Philippa Moss said “I want to encourage all sex workers who need information, assistance or support to contact SWOP’s Education Officer Lexxie Jury”.