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Medically Supervised Injecting Room supporting the most vulnerable, new study shows

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Burnet Institute, June 11, 2021 A new Burnet Institute study shows the North Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) is fulfilling its brief and playing a constructive role by attracting people who are most at risk from harm relating to their injecting drug use, and most in need of the service. The research also points to positive impacts on the amenity of the local area through a...

2021 Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention statistics for LGBTI People (Report)

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, May 13, 2021 Although many LGBTI Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has shown that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. These health outcomes are directly related to experiences of stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and abuse on the basis of being LGBTI. The 2021...

Inclusive practice: Intersex people (updated)

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Intersex Human Rights Australia, First posted 26 October 2020; Content last reviewed 19 March 2021 These resources have been developed in collaboration between the Darlington Consortium members (Intersex Human Rights Australia and Intersex Peer Support Australia) and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (formerly the National LGBTI Health Alliance). They are aimed at making services intersex friendly...

The Gaps Project Report: HIV transmission amongst GBMSM in Australia

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Identifying gaps in achieving the elimination of HIV transmission among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Australia: The Gaps Project Report Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, 2020 This report identifies gaps on the pathway in achieving the elimination of HIV transmission among GBMSM in Australia, through collating and analysing surveillance and behavioural data collected from...

Experts are worried more STIs are going round undetected because of COVID

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ABC News, 28th April 2021 The initial stats were looking good: that sexually transmissible infection (STI) rates have dropped during the pandemic, thanks to things like lockdown and social distancing. But new research from the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre and University of Sydney suggests that might only be a short-term thing, and that rates of undetected STIs could be a lot higher than we...

Bisexual men feel more HIV stigma, are lonelier and more socially isolated than gay men

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nam/aidsmap, 20 April 2021 Bisexual men living with HIV in Australia reported greater levels of self-stigma, worse self-image and poorer emotional wellbeing compared to gay men. They also reported less social support and fewer connections to the LGBTQ community and to other people living with HIV. These men expressed feelings of social isolation and highlighted fears of rejection associated with...

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