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Dr George Forgan-Smith Gay Doctor In Melbourne

Dr George Forgan-Smith is a gay doctor in Melbourne Australia.

Dr George has created a practice base on Bourke St in Melbourne's CBD offering comprehensive care for men's health, gay men's health, mental health and HIV care.  http://thehealthybear.com/about

 

 

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Dr George is a proud gay doctor in melbourne caring for many issues of health within the gay community including mental health, sexual health, STI testing, rapid HIV testing and HIV care.

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Travel Insurance For Pre-existing Conditions Like HIV

Travel Insurance For Pre-existing Conditions Like HIV | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it

Travel Insurance With HIV:  Today I wanted to share a post highlighting the importance of travel insurance for people with pre-existing illnesses such as HIV, diabetes, heart disease or other conditions that would normally be excluded from travel insurance coverage. There are multiple news stories of people who have had their travel insurance declined after disclosure of their HIV status.
Today I highlight how to get comprehensive coverage when travelling.

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This is an important issue for people who travel living with HIV. Are you 100% sure your medical expenses will be paid if you get sick overseas? Be sure to check your travel insurance covers HIV as well.

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The Worlds Most Comfortable Butt Plug

The Worlds Most Comfortable Butt Plug | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
Today I wanted to introduce the "Worlds Most Comfortable Butt Plug" an anal toy created by the team at Mr S Leather

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http://thehealthybear.com/butt-plug-guide/  

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http://gaymenshealth.com.au 

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What Are Butt Plugs For? Part 2

What Are Butt Plugs For? Part 2 | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it

https://youtu.be/IP9jTL6DNlU A continuation of a previous post about the use of butt plugs. Full Transcript Here: Hey guys, it's Doctor George here and today I wanted to answer the question what are butt plugs for. Butt plugs are an anal toy. 

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http://thehealthybear.com/butt-plug-guide/  

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What Is A Butt Plug?

What Is A Butt Plug? | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
https://youtu.be/H8k0gPxWr6c Quick video answer to "What Is A Butt Plug?". For more information on safe use of anal toys and butt plugs and more be sure to check out my FAQ about anal plugs here. Transcript Here: Hey guys, it's Dr. George.

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http://thehealthybear.com/butt-plug-guide/  

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The Ultimate Guide To Butt Plug Use

The Ultimate Guide To Butt Plug Use | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
The quick guide to butt plug use, safety, cleaning and care. Written by a gay doctor for gay men and others interested in butt plugs and anal toys

This article stands as a guide for those who are interested in learning more about anal play in particular the use of butt plugs and anal toys.

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http://melbournerapidhivtests.com.au .

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Great Video On PrEP For HIV Prevention

Great Video On PrEP For HIV Prevention | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
Great video that explains PrEP for HIV prevention in a clear and non hyped way. I highly recommend review this as well as links for more information on PrEP

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Partners Study Demonstrates People With Non Detectable HIV Viral Load Are Unable To Transmit HIV

http://gaymenshealth.com.au/hiv-prevention/hiv-treatment-helps-prevent-hiv-transmission/ Great news is that the Partners Study has demonstrated that when
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Great Video On PrEP With Dr Raphael Landovitz

Great Video On PrEP With Dr Raphael Landovitz | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
Great video post with Dr Raphael Landovitz talking about PrEP it's risks, side effects but more importantly it's benefits.
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Dr George On Men's Health @ Bunnings | Men's Health Doctor

Dr George On Men's Health @ Bunnings | Men's Health Doctor | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
Dr George Forgan-Smith recently shares his men's health message as part of mens health week 2016 at Bunnings Epping Melbourne. Click to watch now.
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Gay Men's Health Welcome - YouTube

Welcome to Gay Men's Health Australia. I website devoted to the health of men who have sex with other men in Australia. As a gay male one of the biggest issu...
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Be sure to check out Gay Men's Health Australia in addition to it's main sections:

Gay Men's Sexual Health

PrEP PEP & HIV Prevention

Gay Men's Mental Health


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Gay Men's Health Australia | HIV Prevention - YouTube

Gay Men's Health Australia | HIV Prevention http://gaymenshealth.com.au/hiv-prevention As a doctor who cares for many men who are living with HIV I frequentl...
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Be sure to check out Gay Men's Health Australia to learn more about health issues from a gay perspective.

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[+U] Campbell Clarkson Talks About HIV, Viral Load and Being Open About Status - YouTube

Campbell Clarkson sharing his thoughts on his recent invention of the [+U] adit to social profiles to share HIV status as well as the concept of undetectable...
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Dr George "The Healthy Bear" interviews Campbell Clarkson on his concept to openly share HIV stats as well as engage discussion around HIV treatment via the [+U] concept.

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Get A Rapid HIV Test: A Quick Guide To Rapid HIV Testing

For many people they have two questions that are most important to them. First is "how accurate is the rapid HIV test" and second is "what is the window period".
I feel it's important to understand window period to gain a better understanding to how accurate a HIV test can be. Without knowing when to get tested results can be very skewed.

Please visit this page if you wish to book an appointment with myself, Dr George Forgan-Smith

http://melbournerapidhivtests.com.au/rapid-hiv-test-melbourne/booking-appointment/

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Many people believe that they can rely on things like the symptoms of AIDS to know if they or their sexual partners are living with HIV. In western society this is a fallacy.
What we know is that many people are living with HIV with no symptoms at all. For this reason it's vital to make sure you are having regular HIV testing as well as full sexual health screening.


Thankfully the Alere 4th generation rapid HIV test is a very accurate and useful tool when it comes to early HIV infection detection. One of it's key features is its a sensitive test that can detect HIV infection as early as 14 days.


We know that around one third of people currently infected with the HIV virus are not even aware of their infection. Again this is why regular HIV testing is important for all sexually active men and women.


Sure the cost of a HIV test can be a visit to the doctor and fee for HIV test, however knowing your status, knowing your sexual health is vital to lead a happy and healthy sexual expressive person.


I urge you to get tested on a regular basis and learn as much as you can about HIV and sexual health.


http://thehealthybear.com/hiv-faq is a fantastic resource for information about HIV.



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Colt Butt Plug Trainer Kit Reviewed

Colt Butt Plug Trainer Kit Reviewed | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
https://youtu.be/j2SH0JpxoHI You can check out the butt plug trainer hit here @ Mr S Leather For more information on butt plug safety be sure to check out my full guide here.

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http://thehealthybear.com/butt-plug-guide/  

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What Are Butt Plugs For?

What Are Butt Plugs For? | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it

https://youtu.be/ggVhVhJdDBU In this video I cover one of the more common questions I get asked in my sexual health presentations "What Are Butt Plugs For?" Full Transcript: One question that I do get asked is what are butt plugs for? 

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http://thehealthybear.com/butt-plug-guide/  

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What Are Butt Plugs?

What Are Butt Plugs? | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgWrg0m3pR0 Dr George answers the question: "What Are Butt Plugs?" Transcript here: One question that I do get asked a lot is what are butt plugs? Well, butt plugs are a toy that is used to explore the anal area.

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http://thehealthybear.com/butt-plug-guide/  

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What Is The Best Lubricant For Butt Plugs?

What Is The Best Lubricant For Butt Plugs? | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
A quick and simple guide to choosing the best lubricant for butt plugs. Click now to read more about anal lubes

 

choice of lube is important with anal play as there can be implications in your body as well as the anal toy or butt plug. Click above to learn more.

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http://thehealthybear.com/butt-plug-guide/  

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You Can Now Get A Rapid HIV Test In Melbourne CBD

You Can Now Get A Rapid HIV Test In Melbourne CBD | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
ERA Health is now proud to be able to offer the rapid HIV test in Melbourne's CBD. Phone 03 9944 6200 to book today. 

HIV testing is able to be completed in under 30 minutes which means you are able to get your result on the same day. Much shorter than traditional HIV testing.

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HIV Health & Black Lives Matter

HIV Health & Black Lives Matter | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
https://youtu.be/BzXCfLeqVxc Today I wanted to share an article highlighting the worrying statistic of escalating HIV rates within gay men of colour in the USA: Will the ManDate Model Tackle HIV Rates in Black Gay Men? Thirty-five years into th
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HIV Treatment Helps Prevent HIV Transmission

Bottom Line From The Partners Study: Key Points Question: What is the risk of HIV transmission though condomless sex from an HIV-positive person taking suppressive ART? Findings: In this observational…
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Dr George Talks Mens Health @ Bunnings Epping As Part Of Men's Health Week

Dr George Talks Mens Health @ Bunnings Epping As Part Of Men's Health Week Full Article Here: http://goo.gl/FJ9fAJ Dr George Forgan-Smith is a men's healt
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Super Gonorrhoea?

Super Gonorrhoea? | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
https://youtu.be/zZwGhVes-1U Today I noted that News.com reporting on a "super gonorrhoea", a resistant from of Gonorrhoea difficult to treat with traditional medications we would normally use. THERE is “huge concern” among British doctors tha

 

Regular sexual health screening is an important aspect for gay men's health. Be sure to talk with your doctors to enusure you are in tip top condion.

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Gay Men's Health | Sexual Health For Gay Males - YouTube

Gay Men's Health | Sexual Health For Gay Males http://gaymenshealth.com.au/sexual-health When it comes to the sexual health of gay men it's important to unde...
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You can check out Gay Men's Health Australia to learn more on gay health topics.

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Gay Men's Health | Mental Health - YouTube

Gay Men's Health | Mental Health http://gaymenshealth.com.au/mental-health Research has shown that gay men are at a significantly higher risk of depression, ...
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Be sure to check out Gay Men's Health Australia for more information on men's health from a gay perspective.

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HIV Testing FAQ Powered by RebelMouse

HIV Testing FAQ Powered by RebelMouse | Gay Men's Health & News | Scoop.it
In this article I hope share and answer some of the more common questions related to HIV testing. There are a lot of myths and inaccurate information circulated about HIV so I hope that these may serve as a way to help reduce anxiety and encourage people to get tested, and if HIV positive to conside... Powered by RebelMouse
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