Needle Exchange May Have Prevented More Than 100 New HIV Infections in Washington DC, Saving $44 Million


hivandhepatitis.com, 08 September 2015 A federal policy change allowing funding of syringe exchange programs in Washington, DC, averted 120 new HIV infections relative to the number that likely would have occurred had the funding ban remained in place, saving approximately $44 million, according to a mathematical modeling study published in the September 4 edition of AIDS and Behavior. Read more...

Stepping Stones: Legal barriers to economic equality after family violence


Women’s Legal Service Victoria, Melbourne , 2015 From Executive Summary: “Legal and economic problems arise from family violence which result in serious financial hardship for women and, at present, there are no accessible legal remedies to these problems. We have researched the problems in the Stepping Stones project. This report contains the findings of the project and recommendations for...

HIV Programs for Sex Workers: Lessons & Challenges for Developing & Delivering Programs


PLOS Medicine, Published: June 16, 2015 There is evidence that HIV prevention programs for sex workers, especially female sex workers, are cost-effective in several contexts, including many western countries, Thailand, India, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Quote: “Studies of sources of new infections and HIV transmission dynamics suggest that sex work contributes...

The health & welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2015


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 9 June 2015 The AIHW has released a new report today. The health and welfare of Australias Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2015 is the eighth in a series of reports that provide a comprehensive statistical picture of a range of topics considered important for improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people. The report presents up...

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