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STI’S on the rise in SA – free campaign resources (SHINE SA media release)

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SHINE SA, April 2, 2019 Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are on the rise in South Australia, with around 1 in 20 young people infected with chlamydia¹. Left untreated chlamydia can lead to infection of the reproductive systems and long term consequences. Having one STI also increases the risk of being infected with another. As such it’s important that young people in SA are encouraged...

In debates about drug use, fun is important

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The Conversation, February 8, 2019 6.07am AEDT Young (and older) people use drugs and alcohol for fun, enjoyment and socialisation. Understanding the social nature of drug use reveals why fun-seeking is so compelling. When people describe fun, they are often talking about an experience of social connection and belonging. Fun is not insignificant in human lives. Understanding this might help to...

Factors associated with testing for HIV in people aged ≥50 years

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BMC Public Health 2018 18:1204 Published: 26 October 2018 Factors associated with testing for HIV in people aged ≥50 years: a qualitative study Abstract Background Despite a decline in the number of new HIV infections in the UK overall, the number and proportion of new HIV diagnoses in people aged ≥50 years continues to increase. People aged ≥50 years are disproportionately affected by late...

New clinic posters for download from Young Deadly Free

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Young Deadly Free, October 2018 The team at Young Deadly Free have been busy creating new posters with Aboriginal communities across Australia. The posters aim to get their key messages out to young people and others in a fresh, engaging way. All of our posters highlight positive messages from people living and working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities about the importance of...

New multilingual HIV resource: 7 good reasons to test for HIV now

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Positive Life / NSW Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) / Pozhet, June 2018 The new multilingual resource was developed by Positive Life NSW, Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) and Pozhet, and funded by NSW Health.   “The campaign is asking people at risk to get tested for  HIV because roughly one in ten people living with HIV don’t know they have the virus,” said...

Students could learn about endometriosis as part of sex education

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Guardian Australia, Fri 13 Apr 2018 13.38 AEST Teaching schoolchildren about pelvic pain will form part of a proposed national plan to tackle endometriosis, the debilitating condition that affects hundreds of thousands of women. The health minister, Greg Hunt, will push the states and territories to commit to the plan, which was discussed at Friday’s Council of Australian Governments [Coag]...

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