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It’s Hard to Be a Proud Bisexual and Be HIV Positive

Steve Spencer was just reckoning with his bisexual identity when he found out he was HIV positive. That complicated his coming out process, he writes.

By Steven Spencer
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How Do You Do It? Australian HIV Campaign Puts Emphasis on a Combination of Ways

Sydney-based health promotion organization ACON engaged with members of Australia's Parliament to reshape and reenergize the direction of the country's HIV testing, treatment, care and support.

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Sex Workers Can Be Screened Too Often: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Victoria, Australia

Licensing requirements in Victoria, Australia, call for commercial sex workers to undergo regular STD testing. However, the incidence and prevalence of STDs among licensed sex workers are very low because condom use at work is almost universal. The s...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Australia: AIDS Pioneer Regrets "Grim Reaper" Demonization of Gay Men

Australia's 1980s "Grim Reaper" advertising campaign was pivotal in changing heterosexual behavior but had the regrettable consequence of demonizing gay men, according to the country's leading AIDS pioneer.

Dr. Ron Penny, who diagnosed Australia's f...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Australia: Aborigines Leading in Risk of HIV

Aborigines in Perth are four times more likely than average to contract HIV -- and the infection rate rises to 12 times the average for those living in remote rural communities. This trend is mirrored in aboriginal communities worldwide. In Canada, a...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Condom-in-Tree Program Reducing Sexual Disease Among Australian Aborigines

Wanting to encourage safe sex within isolated Aboriginal communities, Australian health officials have come up with a novel idea: hanging condoms in trees. An indigenous health service said Thursday that the initiative had reduced STDs among Aborigin...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Fourth International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

Like Africa, Asia and the Pacific have a regional AIDS meeting every two years. The Fourth International Congress on AIDS and Asia in the Pacific (ICAAP) was held in Manila on October 25-29, 1997, in conjunction with the Second Philippine National Co...

By Praphan Phanuphak, MD, PhD for International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care