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Monkeypox update: Vaccine appointments in SA / Clinical Guidance / Information for GBMSM / Podcast

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1. Monkeypox Virus Vaccine in South Australia SHINE SA, 11th August 2022 The situation with monkeypox virus and vaccine availability is changing quickly. Limited monkeypox (MPX) vaccine appointments are now available in SA. As there is currently very limited supply of MPX Vaccine in SA, SHINE SA have been advised by SA Health that until further notice, eligibility is limited to people who meet...

What makes gay and bisexual men in Australia choose not to take PrEP?

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nam/aidsmap, 14 April 2022 Perceived irrelevance, lack of awareness, problems with access, side effects, negative social impacts, and concerns about lack of STI protection, effectiveness and adherence are the most common reasons for not using PrEP among gay and bisexual men in Australia. This is according to a study recently published in the journal Behavioral Medicine which analysed reasons for...

New website to improve evidence base on Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention

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AIHW, 14 Jul 2021 The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has today released a new website, the Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Clearinghouse. Established in response to the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, the Clearinghouse is a repository of up-to-date information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ wellbeing, mental...

Using social networking sites to recruit participants: sexual health, knowledge, and behaviour of young South Australians

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Using social networking sites to recruit participants: methods of an online survey of sexual health, knowledge and behaviour of young South Australians. Stephen Harfield, Salenna Elliott, Liam Ramsey, Tambri Housen, James Ward (2021). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Abstract Objective: To describe the methods of recruitment and demographic results of an online sexual health...

Continuing declines in HIV diagnoses thanks to successful PrEP rollout in NSW

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 Kirby Institute at UNSW, Friday July 2nd, 2021 New research from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney shows that HIV transmissions are at historically low rates among almost 10,000 high-risk gay and bisexual men on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the HIV prevention medication. Low HIV rates persisted after PrEP moved from being available cost-free as part of a NSW clinical trial, to being...

Perceptions and experiences of lifestyle interventions in women with PCOS

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Perceptions and experiences of lifestyle interventions in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as a management strategy for symptoms of PCOS. Arentz, S., Smith, C.A., Abbott, J. et al. BMC Women’s Health 21, 107 (2021). The international clinical practice guidelines for PCOS emphasize diet and exercise as first-line management of clinical signs and symptoms. This study aimed to...

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