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South Australian results of the Migrant Blood-Borne Virus and Sexual Health Survey (MiBSS)

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Curtin University,  released August 2021 In Australia, there are significant health disparities between domestic- and overseas-born residents with respect to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs). For instance, in 2017 the HIV notification rate in Australia was over three times higher for people born in South-East Asia (14 per 100,000) and Sub-Saharan Africa (13...

Response time to an SMS link for a sexual health survey

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Chow Eric P. F., Fairley Christopher K., Fehler Glenda, Afrizal Afrizal, Ong Jason J., Phillips Tiffany R. (2022) Response time to an SMS link for a sexual health survey. Sexual Health In November 2021, clients attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre were invited to participate in the Annual Client Satisfaction Survey by receiving an SMS link at 5:15 pm on the day they attended the clinic...

What makes gay and bisexual men in Australia choose not to take PrEP?

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nam/aidsmap, 14 April 2022 Perceived irrelevance, lack of awareness, problems with access, side effects, negative social impacts, and concerns about lack of STI protection, effectiveness and adherence are the most common reasons for not using PrEP among gay and bisexual men in Australia. This is according to a study recently published in the journal Behavioral Medicine which analysed reasons for...

CONNECTing at risk communities [in Adelaide] with HIV self testing

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SAMESH, Wednesday 23 March 2022  Media Release: CONNECTing at risk communities with rapid HIV testing – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAMESH, a partnership between SHINE SA and Thorne Harbour Health, has launched CONNECT – a pilot program evaluating the use of vending machines to dispense free Atomo HIV Self-Test (HST) kits to support rapid HIV testing and to strengthen pathways to treatment and...

Outcomes of patients with HIV and COVID-19 co-infection

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Danwang C, Noubiap JJ, Robert A, Yombi JC. Outcomes of patients with HIV and COVID-19 co-infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS Res Ther. 2022 Jan 14;19(1):3. doi: 10.1186/s12981-021-00427-y. Abstract: Background: Data on the association of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection with adverse outcomes in patients with COVID-19 are conflicting. This systematic review and meta...

Factors associated with syphilis seroprevalence in women with and at-risk for HIV infection…

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Aaron KJ, Brill I, Causey-Pruitt Z, et al Factors associated with syphilis seroprevalence in women with and at-risk for HIV infection in the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (1994–2015) Sexually Transmitted Infections 2022;98:4-10. Abstract: Objective – Syphilis rates among women in the USA more than doubled between 2014 and 2018. We sought to identify correlates of syphilis among women...

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