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Monkeypox webinar recording and information webpage now available

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IAS (International AIDS Society), June 2022 To contain the monkeypox outbreak, urgent action is needed to reach the most vulnerable people with accurate information and preventive interventions. Care must also be taken to not exacerbate stigma that may discourage the most vulnerable from accessing services.  IAS – the International AIDS Society – organized a webinar entitled “Monkeypox under the...

Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C

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Young, J., Ablona, A., Klassen, B.J. et al. Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C: a qualitative analysis of key facilitators and ongoing challenges. BMC Public Health 22, 1085 (2022). Abstract: Background In 2018, the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) invited gay, bisexual, trans, queer men and Two-Spirit and non-binary people (GBT2Q) at Pride...

Update: Changes to HIV treatment access for people ineligible for Medicare

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NAPWHA, ASHM, AFAO,  May 2022 From 1st July, people with HIV who are ineligible for Medicare, and who previously received HIV medication through compassionate access schemes, will be required to transition to alternative access arrangements in order to receive government-funded treatment*. Option 1: individuals will need to engage in care with a public hospital-based physician and have their...

Psychological Therapies Targeting Priority Populations Service Model (LGBTIQA+)

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Meridian (ACT), released July 2021 Meridian was invited by the Capital Health Network (CHN) to co-design a service model for delivering mental health services to LGBTIQA+ communities in the ACT under the Psychological Therapies Targeting Priority Populations contract. Meridian facilitated a co-design process with LGBTIQA+ people to design a service model that would respond to their mental health...

A global review of existing literature on the sexual exploitation of boys

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ECPAT International (Global Boys Initiative), released 2021 In recent years, there has been a growing awareness that we lack a comprehensive understanding of  how sexual exploitation affects boys. Data on the sexual exploitation of all children is generally lacking. When it does exist, it tends to focus on girls. Yet, evidence suggests that boys may be as, or even more, vulnerable than girls in...

What makes gay and bisexual men in Australia choose not to take PrEP?

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nam/aidsmap, 14 April 2022 Perceived irrelevance, lack of awareness, problems with access, side effects, negative social impacts, and concerns about lack of STI protection, effectiveness and adherence are the most common reasons for not using PrEP among gay and bisexual men in Australia. This is according to a study recently published in the journal Behavioral Medicine which analysed reasons for...

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