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People with HIV are at higher risk of ageing-related genetic changes

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Kirby Institute,  released June 2021 Forty years after the first diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, Australian scientists from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have uncovered a vital link in the relationship between HIV and ageing. The results were published in the journal Nature Medicine. In this world-leading study, the research team evaluated age-related genetic...

HIV Futures 10 is now open

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University,  June 2021 HIV Futures, the largest and longest-running study of people living with HIV in Australia, is now open for the 10th time. The study has tracked the health, wellbeing and experiences of people living with HIV in Australia for the past 25 years. The HIV Futures 10 survey (hivfutures.org.au) is currently...

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...

[Australians] with endometriosis face six-year wait for diagnosis, study finds

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The Guardian, Thu 22 Oct 2020 11.55 AEDT A study of 620 [Australians] living with the painful and often debilitating condition endometriosis found [they] have to wait an average of 6.4 years before being diagnosed and often undergo surgeries that fail to improve their chronic pain. The study, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, found despite medical and surgical...

Sex and gender: modifiers of health, disease, and medicine

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The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10250, 22–28 August 2020, Pages 565-582 Mauvais-Jarvis, F., et al Clinicians can encounter sex and gender disparities in diagnostic and therapeutic responses. These disparities are noted in epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, disease progression, and response to treatment. This Review discusses the fundamental influences of sex and gender as...

Australian Burden of Disease Study: Illicit Drug Use, Intimate Partner Violence, Unsafe Sex

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 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Last updated: 06 Aug 2020 Burden of disease is a measure of the years of healthy life lost from living with, or dying from disease and injury. A portion of this burden is preventable, being due to modifiable risk factors. This report provides information on the deaths and burden of disease due to risk factors included in the Australian Burden of...

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