Tageconomics

Economic evaluation of alternative testing regimes and settings to detect undiagnosed HIV in Australia

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Williams, O.D., Dean, J.A., Crothers, A. et al. Economic evaluation of alternative testing regimes and settings to detect undiagnosed HIV in Australia.  BMC Health Serv Res 21, 30 (2021) Background: The study aimed to estimate the comparative costs per positive diagnosis of previously undetected HIV in three testing regimes: conventional; parallel and point of care (POC) testing. The regimes are...

COVID-19 Impact and Response for Sex Workers

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Scarlet Alliance, 2020 STATEMENT OF IMPACT Sex workers throughout Australia have been devastatingly hit by the impact of coronavirus. As a workforce, sex workers are predominantly a mixture of precarious workers and the self-employed, being independent contractors who work in or for sex industry businesses, or sole traders who work independently for themselves. As such sex workers are...

Is the world becoming more gay-friendly?

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By Amy Adamczyk, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, via BBC 29/05/2019 When Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions, hundreds of gay people marked the occasion by registering to marry. It marked a significant change on the island, where the majority of people only relatively recently became supportive of same-sex relationships. In many other places there has also been...

The quality and effectiveness of interventions that target multiple risk factors among young people

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2016, doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12573 Abstract Objective: To identify evaluations of interventions that target multiple risk factors in high-risk young people, describe their characteristics, critique their methodological quality and summarise their effectiveness. Methods: A search of the literature published between 2009 and 2014 identified 13...

For African migrants in Europe, destitution shapes sexual behaviour and HIV risk

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nam, 1 December 2015 For African migrants recently arrived in France, periods without a residence permit, secure housing or enough money are very common and are associated with transactional and casual sexual relationships, especially in women, Annabel Desgrées du Loû and colleagues report in AIDS. Moreover one third of those living with HIV seroconverted after arriving in the country and the...

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