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Priorities for preventing a concentrated HIV epidemic among Aboriginal Australians

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Priorities for preventing a concentrated HIV epidemic among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians James S Ward, Karen Hawke and Rebecca J Guy Med J Aust 2018; 209 (1): 56. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.01071 Published online: 2 July 2018 Greater efforts are required to prevent human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) escalating among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians...

Expanded HIV PrEP implementation in communities in NSW (EPIC-NSW): design of an open label, single arm implementation trial

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BMC Public Health   Published: 2 February 2018 Abstract: Background The New South Wales (NSW) HIV Strategy 2016–2020 aims for the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in NSW, Australia, by 2020. Despite high and increasing levels of HIV testing and treatment since 2012, the annual number of HIV diagnoses in NSW has remained generally unchanged. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly...

Do Estrogen Therapies Affect Sexual Function in Early Postmenopause?

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JAMA Internal Medicine, 2017 Transdermal estrogen therapy delivered through the skin modestly improved sexual function in early postmenopausal women, according to an article published by JAMA Internal Medicine. Declining estrogen levels around the menopausal transition are commonly associated with sexual dysfunction, which can be an important determinant of women’s health and quality of life. In...

The updated 2017 ASHM HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Guidelines

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Journal of Virus Eradication, 2017; 3: 168–184 Daily use of co-formulated tenofovir and emtricitabine for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by populations at high risk of HIV infection is now recommended in guidelines from the United States, Europe and Australia and globally through the 2015 WHO guidelines.  These 2017 Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine‘s...

Child Living with HIV Maintains Remission Without Drugs Since 2008

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), July 24, 2017 A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists reported today at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. This case appears to be the...

New kind of male contraceptive faces biggest hurdle: drugmakers

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The Age,  Published APRIL 2 2017 Doctors are on the cusp of launching the first new male contraceptive in more than a century. But rather than a Big Pharma lab, the breakthrough is emerging from a university start-up in the heart of rural India. Years of human trials on the injectable, sperm-zapping product are coming to an end, and researchers are preparing to submit it for regulatory approval...

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