SASHA: South Australian Sexual Health Awareness

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Consensus statement on the role of health systems in advancing the long-term well-being of PLHIV

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NAPWHA (National Association of people with HIV Australia), July 2021 Despite access to effective ART and viral suppression, people living with HIV often report poor well-being and health-related quality of life. A multidisciplinary panel of 44 global HIV experts articulate how health systems can advance the long-term well-being of people living with HIV by addressing multi-morbidity, health...

People with HIV are at higher risk of ageing-related genetic changes

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Kirby Institute,  released June 2021 Forty years after the first diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, Australian scientists from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have uncovered a vital link in the relationship between HIV and ageing. The results were published in the journal Nature Medicine. In this world-leading study, the research team evaluated age-related genetic...

Latest Australian Statistics on Sexual Violence – Victimisation

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 24/08/2021 This article is the first in a new series exploring the nature and prevalence of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment in Australia. Topics covered include changes in prevalence over time, victimisation risk factors, immediate and long-term impacts on victims, and criminal justice outcomes for offenders. The focus of this first article is...

Deadly Liver Mob: Engaging Aboriginal people in viral hepatitis, HIV and sexual health services (Website & Webinar)

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UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, August 2021 Deadly Liver Mob program is an incentivised, peer-led program that offers education and screening for hepatitis C, hepatitis B and STIs for Aboriginal people. The primary purpose of the Deadly Liver Mob program is to provide hepatitis C virus education and referral to blood borne virus and sexually transmissible infections screening and...

Program & registrations for the 2021 Sexual Health + HIV&AIDS Conference

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SiREN (WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network), August 2021 Standard registrations for the 2021 Sexual Health + HIV&AIDS Conferences close this Sunday, August 22! Joint Australasian HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences will once again be hosted in a virtual format between 6 to 9 September, following the success of last year’s inaugural virtual...

Australian LGBTIQA+ Policy Guide

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The Equality Project, August 2021 The Australian LGBTIQA+ Policy Guide is a high-level overview of the most prominent needs experienced broadly throughout Australian LGBTIQA+ communities. The Equality Project developed the guide to ensure that lesbian, gay, bi+, trans, gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, queer, asexual people and their families experience genuine inclusion and the realisation...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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