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A community perspective: On Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer among women and, trans and gender diverse people

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Positive Life NSW & Femfatales, April 2019 Authors: Liz Sutherland, Lance Feeney, Katya Samodurov Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus which can be passed through skin to skin contact during sexual activity. Evidence to date shows that women living with HIV are 3 to 6 times more likely to develop cervical cancer than the general female population. They are also at greater risk of...

Cervical cancer self-tests helping to break down barriers and increase screening rates

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ABC Health & Wellbeing, Posted Friday 8th March 2019 at 14:54 In Australia, 80 per cent of cervical cancers are found in women who are overdue for screening or have never been screened. “We know there’s an equity issue in our cervical screening program,” said Dr Saville, executive director of the VCS Foundation, a cervical screening not-for-profit. “Women from lower...

Cervical cancer could be all but eliminated in 80 years: Lancet study

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RACGP News, 20 Feb 2019 The Lancet Oncology modelling study found 149 of 181 countries could cut rates of the preventable cancer to four per 100,000 women by the end of the century – the threshold for considering it eliminated as a public health problem. The study finds that combining high uptake of the vaccine with high screening could prevent up to 13.4 million cases of cervical cancer within...

Cervical Screening Update recording now available!

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SHINE SA, August 2018 SHINE SA is proud to present our pilot Clinical Education Forum recording. This recording is available free of charge,  and access is limited to three months only. Topic: Cervical Screening Update Presenters: Megan van Zanten & Dr Amy Moten The forum ensures your knowledge of the National Cervical Screening Renewed Guidelines is accurate and in line with best practice...

Survey for all women and anyone with a cervix: HPV-related cancer awareness

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Positive Life in partnership with Femfatales, the National Network of Women Living with HIV, 2018 All women and anyone with a cervix in Australia, both HIV-positive and HIV-negative, are invited to take an online, anonymous survey about awareness of HPV and related cancers. Positive Life NSW in partnership with Femfatales, the National Network of Women Living with HIV, has developed a survey to...

Gardasil 9 now on the National Immunisation Program

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AJP, 9th Oct 2017
The Government has announced free access for young people to the improved HPV vaccine.
From 2018, Gardasil 9, which protects against nine HPV strains (up from four) will be offered through school-based immunisation programs to all 12 to 13-year-old boys, and girls in years seven or eight.

Read more of Gardasil 9 now on the National Immunisation Program

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