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HIV diagnoses hit seven year low: Australia’s annual HIV figures released

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, Monday, 24 September 2018 Australia has recorded its lowest level of HIV diagnoses in seven years, according to a new report from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney. The report, released at the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference in Sydney, found that there were 963 new HIV diagnoses in 2017, the lowest number since 2010. Researchers are attributing the promising results...

HIV incidence in Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Australia

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The Lancet HIV: August 07, 2018 DOI: (18)30135-8 Ward, J ;McManus, H; McGregor, S;  et al. Methods Using the National HIV Registry at The Kirby Institute at UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia, we collated and analysed annual HIV notification data for 1996–2015. Patients who were not born in Australia were excluded. We calculated the rates of HIV diagnoses with annual trends in notification rates for...

Surgeon Who Was Denied Disability Insurance for Taking PrEP Tells His Story

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HIV & ID OBSERVATIONS, July 8th, 2018 Earlier this year, urology resident Dr. Philip Cheng appeared on the front page of the New York Times. Here was the headline: He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance. The piece understandably drew widespread attention, with sharp disapproval of the denial from ID specialists and public health officials. We couldn’t...

Smoking Highly Dangerous for HIV-Positive Patients

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Specialty Pharmacy Times,  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Patients with HIV who smoke may have an increased risk of lung cancer mortality compared with the risk of dying from HIV, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.  These findings suggest that healthcare providers should strongly advocate for smoking cessation and cancer screening for patients with HIV. The abstract...

New video: 5 Things You Need to Know About PEP

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SAMESH, August 2017 SAMESH has released a new PEP video on their YouTube Channel. The is about Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV prevention. PEP is a course of medication that if begun within 72 hours of exposure (the sooner the better) may prevent you becoming infected with HIV. To learn more about PEP visit www.getpep.info Find out more about getting PEP in SA here  Watch the new video...

Young Australians’ use of pornography and associations with sexual risk behaviours

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2017, 41: 438–443. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12678 Abstract Objectives: Amid public health concern that rising pornography use may have a negative impact on young people’s health and wellbeing, we report prevalence of pornography viewing and explore factors associated with viewing frequency and age at first viewing. Methods: Cross-sectional...

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