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HIV diagnoses in migrant populations in Australia: a changing epidemiology

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PLoS ONE ,14(2): e0212268. Abstract Introduction We conducted a detailed analysis of trends in new HIV diagnoses in Australia by country of birth, to understand any changes in epidemiology, relationship to migration patterns and implications for public health programs. Methods Poisson regression analyses were performed, comparing the age-standardised HIV diagnosis rates per 100,000 estimated...

One in four people say those in same-sex relationships ‘should be charged as criminals’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017 More than one in four people across the world think people engaging in same-sex relationships should be charged as criminals, according to a new survey of 77 countries and territories. However, there were major divisions in attitudes towards the criminalisation of those engaging in same-sex relationships when broken down across regions, the 2017 Ilga-Riwi global...

Managing Chronic Hepatitis B – Advice for GPs (SHINE SA video)

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SHINE SA, July 2017 Today, July 28th, is World Hepatitis Day. There are no ‘healthy carriers’ of hepatitis B! SA Health & SHINE SA are promoting a 6-minute video providing advice for general practitioners in diagnosing, managing and contact tracing patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), to assist in preventing serious liver disease. It is now known that people who were...

NSW introduces Dried Blood Spot test for HIV

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NSW Health, December 1, 2016 A new HIV testing service has launched in NSW, allowing people to mail off a sample of their blood and receive their results by phone, SMS or email. There’s no need to visit a doctor, clinic or pathology centre.  DBS HIV testing is for people living in New South Wales, who are over 16 years old. The test is for gay and other men who have sex with men, people...

Contraceptive rates in poorest countries leap by 30 million users in four years

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Guardian, Tuesday 1 November 2016 17.00 AEDT The number of women in the world’s poorest countries using modern forms of contraception has jumped by more than 30 million in the past four years, according to a report that found the most significant progress had been made in sub-Saharan Africa. At the halfway point of the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) initiative, launched in 2012, around 12 million...

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