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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), HIV & hepatitis C: What you need to know

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CATIE (Canada), 17 March 2020 An HIV-positive person on effective treatment is not expected to be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 A person with untreated HIV or a low CD4+ cell count may be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 People with HIV or hepatitis C are more likely to have other conditions that carry a greater risk of becoming seriously ill with...

COVID-19: A Gender Lens – sexual & reproductive health and gender inequality

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UN Population Fund (UNFPA), March 2020 Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men. Women...

Update on COVID-19 for PLHIV

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SAMESH, March 19, 2020 SAMESH, SHINE SA, and Thorne Harbour Health are encouraging people living with HIV (PLHIV) to take additional precautions in the face of the changing landscape around 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to ensure the ongoing health and wellbeing of all PLHIV who are more vulnerable to COVID-19. This means minimising the risk of exposure to the virus. While everyone...

Updated blood borne virus guidelines for health professionals in SA

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SA Health, 11 April 2019 The ‘Australian National Guidelines for the Management of Healthcare Workers Living with Blood Borne Viruses and Healthcare Workers who Perform Exposure Prone Procedures at Risk of Exposure to Blood Borne Viruses’ have been updated. They can be viewed on the Commonwealth Department of Health website. The guidelines are in two parts: Part A provides information and...

Surveillance of sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in South Australia, 2017

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Communicable Disease Control Branch, SA Health, 2018 In 2017, there were 8,181 new notifications of STIs and BBVs in South Australia. This figure represents a 7% increase in the number of new notifications compared to notifications received in 2016, and a 14% increase compared to the five year average (2012-2016). In 2017, there were 5,910 notifications of genital chlamydia making this the most...

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV: An overview for Health Professionals

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SHINE SA, October 2018 Access to PEP after an eligible exposure to HIV is a medical emergency. Your response to patients presenting for PEP can support them in preventing a life-long infection with HIV. A brief, online training module has been created to support health professionals to: • Increase your understanding of PEP as an emergency presentation and vital HIV prevention measure • Assist you...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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