Act To Prevent Men’s Violence Against Women A Guide For Community Action

Women’s Health West. 2018

This resource is for community members or groups who are planning to undertake actions to prevent men’s violence against women.

This resource details practical things you can do every day to prevent men’s violence against women. It also includes important information to consider before you take action, as well as links to further resources.

A guide to understanding and managing Hepatitis C- related fatigue

By Alan Franciscus and Lucinda Porter, RN for the Hepatitis C Support Project, Version 5: January 2018

Fatigue is the most common symptom reported by people living with hepatitis C (HCV). One study found that 67% of HCV-positive people reported this symptom. Fatigue can range from mild to severe and can affect every area of life. Fatigue is difficult to quantify since it affects everyone differently and it cannot be measured by lab tests. Yet few symptoms can disturb quality of life more than relentless fatigue can.

Some people with hepatitis C have constant fatigue while others may have fatigue cycles. the authors hope hope that some of these simple tips will help people manage HCV-related fatigue symptoms.

Contents include:

– Causes of Fatigue
– Medical Treatment for Fatigue
– Self-Help for Managing Fatigue
– The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Fatigue Management
– Fatigue and the Workplace

Download A guide to understanding and managing Hepatitis C- related fatigue (18 page, PDF)

 

STI rates in PrEP users very high, but evidence that PrEP increases them is inconclusive

nam/aidsmap, Published: 22 February 2017
A study of PrEP users presented last week showed that PrEP users had very high rates of STI diagnosis – in the order of 20 times higher than among HIV-negative gay men in the general population. The evidence that STIs increased further while people were on PrEP was, however, a lot more ambiguous.
The problem in proving that PrEP has any causal relationship to STIs is that STIs among gay men were, in general, rising before well before PrEP, and also that PrEP usually involves regular testing for HIV and STIs. Since many STIs are asymptomatic and self-limiting, more tests will result in more diagnoses.
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HPV May Cause A Genital Infection That Leads To Cancer, And Not Just Cervical

Medical Daily, Jul 2, 2016 04:40 PM

The authors of a new study published in Cancer, Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention looked at 34 years of data on nearly 3 million women. And it turns out, women with HPV are at risk for more than cervical cancer.

The study’s findings suggest that women with HPV are at long-lasting risk for anogenital cancers too. Lead study author Susanne Krüger Kjær believes that preventing HPV infection from occurring in the first place may be the best way to drive down subsequent cancer rates.

  • Read more of press release here
  • Access article abstract here

John & Tony’s story: love, brain injury, and domestic violence

news.com.au, October 14, 20159:40am

At their most severe, John’s outbursts have inflicted broken teeth and stitches to his partner Tony’s head.

It’s rare to hear someone admit to being a perpetrator of domestic violence. And what John has done is shocking. There’s no question about it. But everyone close to John attests that he was never violent before he sustained a severe brain injury nine years ago.

John’s story is surprisingly common.

With the support of Headway ADP, a specialist support service for adults with an acquired brain injury in Sydney, John hopes to seek further brain-injury specific counselling to assist him with anger management.

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The Role Of Alcohol Use In Sexual Assault

Kinsey Institute, April 28, 2015
In her widely cited article, “Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault: A Common Problem among College Students,” Antonia Abbey, Ph.D. dived into the complex relationship between alcohol and sexual assault. Abbey proposed ten causal pathways that continue to capture the relationship between alcohol and sexual assault.
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