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The biggest growth in sexually transmitted infections is for chlamydia and gonorrhoea. J. Michel (aka: Mitch) Carriere/Flickr

Good news and bad in latest annual report on HIV, hepatitis and STI rates

The latest instalment of Australia’s annual report card on HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections has been released this morning. Here's what experts make of the results.
Activists attend Uganda’s first gay pride parade at the Entebbe Botanical Gardens in Kampala, Uganda, in August 2012. Rachel Adams/EPA

Explainer: tackling the stigma and myths around sexuality

Science shows that thinking about sexuality in a binary fashion of hetero/homosexual is no longer accurate. Rather, evidence shows that there is a diversity of human sexuality and sexual orientations.
Members of a breakaway faction of the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe protest against homosexuality. Reuters

Why anti-gay sentiment remains strong in much of Africa

Attitudes and laws about homosexuality are not purely a colonial import. Since independence, other factors, including right-wing evangelism, have driven anti-LGBTI attitudes.

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