Category archives: SEXUAL HEALTH

Dried Blood Spot (DBS) HIV Testing

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A LOT can happen at home… Fucking. Fisting. Harder raw play. Slamming And sometimes we can’t get to our doctor and clinic as much as we want to. HIV testing can also now happen at home! It’s called Dried Blood Spot (DBS) HIV testing and it’s an easy, free, private and accurate way to get yourself tested at home for HIV. Testing your HIV at home... It[...]

Poz / UVL

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Hot sex doesn’t stop with a positive HIV diagnosis 'Treat' yourself when you are HIV positive and treat yourself to the sex that you want and enjoy! For us guys who are Poz, we can now say with confidence that using UVL as a way of preventing HIV from being passed on is: safe. The recent results are in from an Australian-based international study called[...]

PEP

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If you think you may have had a risk of HIV infection you should consider getting Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). What is PEP? PEP is a 4 week course of HIV treatments which may stop HIV infection occurring, provided the treatment is started as soon as possible after the risk event happens. To be most effective, PEP should be started within a few h[...]

Hep C

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Getting It Hep C is mostly passed on through blood-to-blood contact with someone who has it. While sharing injecting is perhaps the best known risk for Hep C, there is increasing evidence that this happens during sex as well. It’s a very common virus, especially in our community- more people live with Hep C in Australia than HIV. Because the virus surv[...]

Gonorrhoea

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Getting It  It’s passed on through a whole range of sex acts - that can be fingering, fisting, fucking, oral, or pretty much anything where your dick, arse, mouth or eyes come into contact with someone else who has it (that can include your own fingers if you then touch your cock or arse). Symptoms It’s usually 2-7 days after infection that the symp[...]

Syphilis

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Getting It It can be easily passed on through oral and anal sex, as well as blood-to-blood contact, like sharing needles. It’s especially infectious when there is any contact with syphilis sores/lesions, whether that’s through fucking, sucking or picking it up on your hands and touching yourself. Symptoms and Testing The symptoms of syphilis generall[...]

RISK CALCULATOR

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Thinking about your risks Fucking is a pretty simple act, but if you choose not to use condoms it gets a bit more complicated - the risk of HIV transmission changes in every different situation. Use the ACON's Ending HIV Risk Calculator here To use the it, simply choose one option in each of the 4 sections according to your current situation[...]

PrEP

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What is PrEP? PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. This is a way of protecting yourself from getting untreated HIV by taking a tablet once a day every day. PrEP does not prevent you from getting other STIs. Find out more about PrEP right here. Who is PrEP for? PrEP is recommended for people who are at high risk of getting HIV. Think about usin[...]

Chlamydia

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Getting It  It’s passed on through most forms of sex - that can be fingering, fisting, fucking, oral, or pretty much anything where you’re dick, arse, mouth or eyes come into contact with someone else who has it (that can include your own fingers if you then touch your cock or arse). Symptoms It usually takes between a few days and 2 weeks after in[...]

HIV

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HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a blood-borne virus that affects the immune system. HIV is not AIDS, and with treatment HIV positive people can expect to live a normal life. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency) is rare in Australia. It’s the name of a group of infections that a person can get if their immune system is severely damaged as a result of the[...]

Testing Info

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The more fucks you have, the more tests you need... As men who like to fuck and get fucked often, we also like to get tested often - at least, four times a year. Many guys assume they’re HIV negative based on their last test, but as tests take a while to show positive after someone’s contracted HIV, a recent negative test only means they were definitely [...]