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Changes to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Distribution

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SHINE SA,  May 5, 2020 SHINE SA will now temporarily provide a full 28-day supply of Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) medication in place of the usual five-day starter pack. This measure has been put in place with the assistance of SA Health to help limit movement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, clients received a five-day HIV PEP starter pack and then the remaining medication...

World Medical Association updates advice on medically indicated termination of pregnancy

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Australian Medical Association, October 21, 2018 Revised advice to physicians on medically indicated termination of pregnancy has been issued by the World Medical Association. At its recent annual General Assembly in Reykjavik, the WMA reiterated that where the law allows medically indicated termination of pregnancy to be performed, the procedure should be carried out by a competent physician...

SHINE SA services over the holiday season 2017/18

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All SHINE SA sites will be closed from 12 PM Friday December 22nd, reopening on January 2nd at the usual times. This includes Woodville, Davoren Park, Hyde Street and Noarlunga, as well as the SAMESH program. This also includes our weekly Gilles Plains clinic (reopening Thursday 4th) and our Rapido weekly clinic for rapid HIV testing (reopening Monday 8th). SASHA will be taking a break until 16th...

Naloxone: Victoria’s rising death rate prompts calls to relax restrictions on overdose ‘antidote’

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ABC news, Posted 13.12.16 at 5:11pm The high rate of overdose deaths in Victoria has prompted calls for a change in regulations around overdose ‘antidote’ Naloxone. Naloxone is used to reverse the effects of opioids like heroin and oxycodone but under Australian law it can only be dispensed over the counter by a doctor or pharmacist. The stigma can mean some users avoid asking for the...

Patient choice in opt-in, active choice, and opt-out HIV screening: an RCT

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BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 19 January 2016) What is already known on this topic Patients’ preferences are a hallmark of patient centered care, but little is known about how wording of offers of testing can influence perceived preferences Opt-in and opt-out HIV testing have not been compared in a randomized controlled setting US guidelines endorse opt-out HIV testing, and Europe has seen a...

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