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Ending the “silent suffering” of women with third and fourth degree perineal tears after childbirth

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Croakey Professional Services,  April 21, 2021 Third and fourth degree perineal tears are an uncommon but potentially devastating complication of vaginal childbirth. While not all such tears can be prevented, many can. When they do occur, early identification, surgical repair, and support are all key to recovery. With the release this month of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in...

GPs urged not to test gay men for STI ‘super bug’ over fears it will become more antibiotic resistant

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Guardian Australia, Wed 17 Mar 2021 03.30 AEDT GPs have been urged not to test gay men for one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections unless they have symptoms, with new research from the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre warning that treating asymptomatic men is accelerating its resistance to antibiotics. Many general practitioners have begun testing for Mycoplasma Genitalium as part...

New SMS service for SA HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Hotline

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Communicable Disease Control Branch, Health Regulation and Protection, Department of Health and Wellbeing, Government of South Australia,  February 2021 The South Australian HIV PEP Hotline (1800 022 226) provides advice, triage and information to members of the community who may have been exposed to HIV, and if assessed as eligible, directs them to their nearest PEP access point. Most HIV PEP...

Australian HIV Peer Support Standards

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National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPWHA), 2020 The HIV Peer Support Standards, developed by the National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPHWA), is a welcomed resource and addresses a long standing gap in policy and program planning of services for people living with HIV. The evidence-informed standards provide a step-by-step guide that create a framework for...

U = U: awareness and associations with health outcomes among PLHIV in 25 countries

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Okoli C, Van de Velde N, Richman B, et al Undetectable equals untransmittable (U = U): awareness and associations with health outcomes among people living with HIV in 25 countries Sexually Transmitted Infections  Published Online First: 30 July 2020. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2020-054551 Abstract: Objectives ‘Undetectable equals Untransmittable’ (U=U) is an empowering message that may enable people...

Shortage of norethisterone-containing pills in Australia: Advice for GPs

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July/August 2020 The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) advises: Consumers and health professionals are advised that there is a shortage of oral contraceptive pills containing the combination ethinylestradiol and norethisterone. The affected products are: Brevinor – norethisterone 0.5 mg and ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms Norimin – norethisterone 0.5 mg and ethinylestradiol 35...

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