Sexual Health

PrEP trial leads to unprecedented reductions in HIV transmission
Infections 26 Nov 2018

PrEP trial leads to unprecedented reductions in HIV transmission

Recent HIV infections in gay and bisexual men in New South Wales have declined by almost one-third following the trial of an HIV prevention medication…
Rethinking control of Australia’s most common STI
Infections 22 Nov 2018

Rethinking control of Australia’s most common STI

Australia's most common sexually transmitted infection, chlamydia, is unlikely to be eliminated by opportunistic testing in general practice.
Prevention of HIV increasing, but no one should be left behind
Blood 09 Nov 2018

Prevention of HIV increasing, but no one should be left behind

Gay and bisexual men are getting tested and using medications to prevent HIV transmission more than ever.
We need to talk about sexuality after stroke
Mental Health 26 Oct 2018

We need to talk about sexuality after stroke

Stroke survivors and their partners are not adequately supported to deal with changes to their relationships, self-identity, gender roles and intimacy.
HIV treatment-as-prevention is effective in homosexual male couples
Infections 11 Aug 2018

HIV treatment-as-prevention is effective in homosexual male couples

Results from a large study of HIV transmission risk among homosexual male couples with differing HIV status were published in The Lancet HIV.
Cancer Council welcomes new HPV vaccination data, but more work still to do
Cancer 10 Apr 2018

Cancer Council welcomes new HPV vaccination data, but more work still to do

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released new data today showing that the proportion of 15-year-old girls fully vaccinated against the Human Papilloma…
Middle-aged women who feel empowered are demanding their dates use condoms
News 25 Mar 2018

Middle-aged women who feel empowered are demanding their dates use condoms

A new study reveals that ‘mid-life’ women can and do successfully negotiate safer sex with new partners. Although based on a small sample, revealing the…
HIV researchers welcome recommendation to list PrEP on PBS
Infections 20 Feb 2018

HIV researchers welcome recommendation to list PrEP on PBS

A recommendation that the HIV prevention drug PrEP be approved for public subsidy has been hailed as an essential step in Australia's response to HIV.
ADHD increases the risk of sexually transmitted infection
Men's Health 23 Jan 2018

ADHD increases the risk of sexually transmitted infection

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of subsequent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescent and young adult populations by about three times.