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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...

Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of existing needle and syringe programmes in preventing hepatitis C transmission in PWID

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Drug and Alcohol Findings (UK), 2019 What would happen to rates of infection with hepatitis C if we closed down all the needle exchanges? Research has established that needle/syringe programmes are a cost-effective way to reduce spread of HIV, but just two studies have considered the same issue in relation to hepatitis C. In three UK municipalities, the answers were predicted to be more...

New evidence supports HIV screening in young adulthood

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Science Daily, December 19, 2017 A new study suggests that the most beneficial age for a one-time screening HIV test of the general population would be age 25. The report — led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital  working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health — will be published in the Journal of...

People who use drugs require prioritisation not exclusion in efforts to eliminate Hepatitis C

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6th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users,  6th Sept 2017 An international conference bringing together hepatitis C experts from around the world is today calling for strategies to prioritise people who use drugs, saying hepatitis C elimination is impossible without them. “The number of people around the world dying from hepatitis C is increasing. We have the tools to...

ZERO: no linked HIV transmissions in PARTNER study after couples had sex 58,000 times without condoms

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HIV Treatment Bulletin,  12 July 2016 The PARTNER study showing the impact of HIV treatment (ART) on reducing transmission will benefit millions of people globally. The results set a new challenge about whether transmission is anything other than a theoretical risk when someone is taking effective ART. This reverses the common assumption that, by definition, some level of risk always exists when...

Denied Birth Control, Teens Still Have Sex — Unsafe Sex

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Refinery 29, June 16, 2016 3:40 PM Kenyan-born and Tanzania-based sexual health educator Maureen Oduor knows that soda doesn’t prevent pregnancy, but not all of the young women she counsels do. “In Kenya, adolescents believe that drinking a glass of Coca-Cola soda before and after sex can prevent a girl from getting pregnant,” she tells me. In Tanzania, meanwhile, “people...

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