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People identifying as LGBTIQ and alcohol, tobacco & other drugs in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, last updated 12/06/2020 Key Findings: People identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual have relatively high rates of substance use. However, there is a lack of comprehensive data available on the associated harms for this population group. Almost one in 5 (18.7%) people identifying as homosexual or bisexual reported daily tobacco smoking in 2016, comapred...

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...

Accessing pharmacotherapy (opioid replacement therapy) during COVID-19

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Alcohol and Drug Foundation (Australia), April 27th 2020 There are now new challenges for people who access opioid replacement therapy (ORT) due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Many may be experiencing anxiety and fear due to COVID-19 and trying to reduce and mitigate these feelings is vital. In most cases, people who are on ORT are required to visit their health clinic or pharmacy on a...

COVID-19 and Harm Reduction Programme Implementation: Sharing Experiences in Practice (Webinar)

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Médecins du Monde Harm Reduction, April 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on the provision of health services across the globe and is further magnifying the existing barriers faced by people who use drugs in accessing harm reduction services. Programmes have had to adapt, and efforts are being made to enhance accessibility and ensure the continuity of harm reduction services...

Striving towards the elimination of HCV infection among PWID

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International Journal of Drug Policy, Volume 72,Pages 1-198 (October 2019) Nearly 200 pages of open access articles from projects and research around the world. While this special issue highlights some successful efforts towards HCV elimination among people who inject drugs, it also highlights the relative lack of attention to settings in which resources enabling elimination are scarce, and where...

Smoking and HIV: what are the risks and what harm reduction strategies do we have at our disposal?

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AIDS Res Ther. 2018 Dec 12;15(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12981-018-0213-z. Abstract The World Health Organization estimates that smoking poses one of the greatest global health risks in the general population. Rates of current smoking among people living with HIV (PLHIV) are 2-3 times that of the general population, which contributes to the higher incidence of non-AIDS-related morbidity and mortality...

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