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Gonorrhoea: Drug Resistance in Australia

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Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), 26 June 2018 There has long been concern globally about the potential emergence of drug resistant STIs. In response, the World Health Organisation released new treatment guidelines for three common STIs – chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – in 2016. At present, strains resistant to first line treatment of syphilis and chlamydia are not common...

HIV PrEP available on PBS in Australia from 1 April / Links to Clinical Resources

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), 21 March 2018 ASHM congratulates the Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt’s announcement of a landmark in HIV prevention to approve HIV-prevention drugs – tenofovir with emtricitabine, known as PrEP – on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 April, thereby providing broader access for any doctor or general...

Can Australia be the first country to eliminate HIV transmissions?

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ABC Radio National Life Matters, Monday 5 June 2017 9:06 AM Did you know that Australia has a national strategy to reduce HIV transmission to zero by 2020? That’s a big ask and it’s only three years away. There are currently about 25,000 people living with HIV in Australia and the number of new infections each year is down to about 1000. But it’s been stuck at that number for...

“Durban 2016: the changing narrative of HIV/AIDS” – free forum

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SAMESH, 26/10/2016 Invites you to their upcoming forum, “Durban 2016: the changing narrative of HIV/AIDS”. The forum is a fantastic opportunity to hear from guest speakers who attended the 21st International AIDS Forum 2016. They will discuss the current successes and challenges in their respective fields and their thoughts on the future of HIV/AIDS advocacy and research in Australia...

HIV in Australia: 2016 (infographic)

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AFAO, 23 September, 2016
Communicating the story of HIV in Australia is critical, but the nuances of Australia’s HIV epidemic can be complex to convey at a glance.
As a communications and advocacy tool, AFAO has put together a handy set of infographics outlining key issues and statistics.
Download infographic (PDF) HIV in Australia: 2016 

AFAO publishes Australian PrEP roundup

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 Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), 23 August, 2016 Following the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) decision not to recommend funding PrEP through the Pharmaceutical Benifits Scheme (PBS), AFAO has produced an Australian PrEP roundup paper to sustain advocacy efforts and to raise awareness about current options for accessing PrEP around the country. In releasing...

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