AuthorJ Pope

‘Good intentions are not enough’: Calls to consider complex coercive control faced by migrant women

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SBS News, 24/2/2021 Groups representing culturally and linguistically diverse communities are calling for a cautious approach to criminalising coercive control that gives a voice to already vulnerable victim-survivors. Coercive and controlling behaviours are complex and can look vastly different across culturally and linguistically diverse communities, experts have told a parliamentary inquiry...

Morning tea: National Day of Women Living with HIV

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SAMESH, 24/2/2021 Join us at Hyde Street for morning tea to mark the National Day of Women Living with HIV for 2021.  This annual event is an initiative of the National Network of Women Living with HIV, known as Femfatales. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of the needs of women living with HIV in Australia, and give them the opportunity to meet with their peers. It also gives us a chance...

Not as simple as ‘no means no’: what young people need to know about consent

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The Conversation, Feb. 23, 2021 A recent petition circulated by Sydney school girl Chanel Contos called for schools to provide better education on consent, and to do so much earlier. The term “consent” is often associated with sex, but it’s much broader than that. It relates to permission and how to show respect for ourselves and for other people. Consent should therefore be addressed in an age...

FDA Approves Cabenuva, the First Complete Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment

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Poz.com, January 21, 2021 On January 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA approved the first complete injectable HIV treatment regimen that does not require daily pills. Cabenuva, from ViiV Healthcare, is administered only once a month. It is approved for people with an undetectable viral load on their current therapy who wish to switch to a long-acting regimen. Cabenuva consists...

New SMS service for SA HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Hotline

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Communicable Disease Control Branch, Health Regulation and Protection, Department of Health and Wellbeing, Government of South Australia,  February 2021 The South Australian HIV PEP Hotline (1800 022 226) provides advice, triage and information to members of the community who may have been exposed to HIV, and if assessed as eligible, directs them to their nearest PEP access point. Most HIV PEP...

Writing Themselves In 4 report released: SA-specific and national

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University, 2/2/21 This report describes South Australia-specific findings from Writing Themselves In 4: a national survey of health and wellbeing among LGBTQA+ young people in Australia. Writing Themselves In 4 involved an online survey of people living in Australia aged between 14 and 21 years who identified as LGBTIQA+...

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