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Treatment as prevention works: HIV infections down by 66 per cent in NSW and Victoria

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, 17th April 2023 A ten-year study into the impact of HIV ‘treatment as prevention’ has found that a 27 per cent increase in people accessing effective HIV treatment saw HIV infections decrease by 66 per cent between 2010 to 2019, in NSW and Victoria.  The findings, published today in Lancet HIV, show the success of HIV treatment as prevention in reducing new HIV infections...

Sexual health & BBV resources for professionals who work with multicultural communities

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Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, as at August 2022 The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Part of this involves working with professionals from health, community, and local government services to improve their responsiveness to people from these communities.  One of the ways they do this is by...

Utilisation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in the Australian general practice setting

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Chidwick Kendal, Pollack Allan, Busingye Doreen, Norman Sarah, Grulich Andrew, Bavinton Benjamin, Guy Rebecca, Medland Nick (2022) Utilisation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in the Australian general practice setting: a longitudinal observational study. Sexual Health 19, 101-111. Abstract: Background: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) became available through the Australian...

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...

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...

Gay Asian Proud (GAP) Forum: Dating Amidst COVID and Vaccines

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Gay Asian Proud (GAP) & Thorne Harbour Health,  October 2021 A free online forum on how COVID-19 and vaccination affect and change the way Asian same sex-attracted men date and form intimate relationships. About this event: Apart from triggering mental health concerns, COVID-19 has made a tremendous impact on the way we interact and socialise. The international move towards a vaccination...

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