Tagblood-borne viruses (BBVs)

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...

Women Living With HIV Require Better Mental Health Diagnostics and Interventions

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Infectious Disease Advisor, April 9, 2021 Mental health conditions affect women living with HIV (WLWH) at substantially higher rates compared with men living with HIV (MLWH) and HIV-negative women. However, treatment regimens and research literature related to mental health do not reflect the proportion of affected WLWH. In a narrative review published online in the January 2021 issue of...

Hepatitis C Training for Nurse Practitioners

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ASHM, April 2021 Treatment with direct acting antivirals is easier than ever. This FREE course aims to provide Nurse Practitioners the skills and confidence to diagnose, assess, manage and treat hepatitis C. Online Training Session 1: Thursday 29 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm AEST (6.30 – 8.30 PM ACST) Online Training Session 2: Thursday 06 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm AEST (6.30 – 8.30 PM ACST) This...

Covid Vaccine Eligibility declaration form for PLHIV

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via AFAO/NAPWHA/Thorne Harbour Health, March 2021 Australia has now begun Phase 1b of the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out program. All people living with HIV are eligible to receive the vaccine during this phase. There is an Covid Vaccine Eligibility declaration form that Phase 1B eligible  patients can take with them to any vaccination clinic / hub.  HIV positive patients are explicitly included...

Morning tea: National Day of Women Living with HIV

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SAMESH, 24/2/2021 Join us at Hyde Street for morning tea to mark the National Day of Women Living with HIV for 2021.  This annual event is an initiative of the National Network of Women Living with HIV, known as Femfatales. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of the needs of women living with HIV in Australia, and give them the opportunity to meet with their peers. It also gives us a chance...

Not as simple as ‘no means no’: what young people need to know about consent

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The Conversation, Feb. 23, 2021 A recent petition circulated by Sydney school girl Chanel Contos called for schools to provide better education on consent, and to do so much earlier. The term “consent” is often associated with sex, but it’s much broader than that. It relates to permission and how to show respect for ourselves and for other people. Consent should therefore be addressed in an age...

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