CategoryGay Lesbian & Bisexual Health

The role of LGBTIQA+ peer-led services in meeting health needs in Australia

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Report: The role of LGBTIQA+ peer-led services in meeting the health needs of LGBTIQA+ people in Australia Meridian (ACT), June 2023 Meridian partnered with Collective Action – a social impact consultancy – to undertake research to find out more about the role of peer-led services in meeting the health needs of LGBTIQA+ people in Australia. Using an online survey, they asked LGBTIQA+ people about...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIASB+ people and mental health and wellbeing

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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 2023. Authors: Madi Day, Bronwyn Carlson, Dameyon Bonson and Terri Farrelly. The high rates of suicide-related behaviour among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, combined with similar evidence relating to LGBTQIA+ people, suggest that there is a need to investigate the compound risk of suicide-related behaviour among people who are...

Report: Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey, 2022

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UNSW, June 2022 The report on the 2022 Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey has been published. The Gay Community Periodic Surveys (GCPS) are repeated, cross-sectional surveys of gay men conducted in the metropolitan areas of seven Australian states and territories. They are a key part of Australia’s behavioural surveillance system for HIV, monitoring sexual practices, drug use and patterns of...

Media Release: Eliminating HIV transmission and ensuring health equity for LGBTIQA+ Australians

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Department of Health and Aged Care (Australia), 3 May 2023 The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to eliminate HIV transmission in Australia, and address the health disparities experienced by LGBTIQA+ people. An additional $19.7 million in the 2023–24 Budget will ensure better access to HIV testing, treatment and information, including support for the HIV workforce and to...

Treatment as prevention works: HIV infections down by 66 per cent in NSW and Victoria

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, 17th April 2023 A ten-year study into the impact of HIV ‘treatment as prevention’ has found that a 27 per cent increase in people accessing effective HIV treatment saw HIV infections decrease by 66 per cent between 2010 to 2019, in NSW and Victoria.  The findings, published today in Lancet HIV, show the success of HIV treatment as prevention in reducing new HIV infections...

Regional/rural LGBTQ + people’s access to quality primary healthcare in Australia

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When primary healthcare meets queerstory: community-based system dynamics influencing regional/rural LGBTQ + people’s access to quality primary healthcare in Australia James J. Lucas, Rojan Afrouz, Andrew D. Brown, Sarah Epstein, Joleen Ryan, Joshua Hayward and Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen BMC Public Health 2023 23:387 Research article Published on: 23 February 2023 Abstract: Background Lesbian, gay...

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