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Barriers to HIV testing for people born in Southeast Asia & sub-Saharan Africa

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Curtin University,  2017 Over the past decade Australia has seen an increase in HIV notifications among people born in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and South East Asia (SEA). People born in these regions have the highest rates of HIV diagnosis by region of birth and are overrepresented in late or advanced presentations of HIV infection. Previous research indicates that migrants from SSA and SEA...

Documentary gives insight into risks of sexual assault among Australia’s international students

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ABC NewsRadio Breakfast, First posted 27/04/2018 at 09:02:46 Half a million international students, most from Asia, are enrolled to study in Australia. It’s the country’s third largest export industry, worth $18 billion. But Australia’s reputation as a safe and sunny place to study is under threat after widespread disclosures of rape and sexual assault. Australia: Rape on Campus...

How to redesign the vaginal speculum

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Guardian, Tue 24 Apr 2018 02.23 AEST Cervical screening is at its lowest rate in 19 years. The Jade Goody effect, named for the increase in women attending screening after the reality TV star died of the disease in 2009, has disappeared. In 2015 and 2016, only 72.7% of eligible women went to a screening when invited. That doesn’t sound too bad, but it means 1.2 million women didn’t attend. What...

‘People are scared’: the fight against a deadly virus no one has heard of

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Guardian Australia, Tue 24 Apr 2018 14.52 AEST An Aboriginal woman – we’ll call her B – is sitting in a dry creek bed outside her community and telling the world “this is a very bad disease. But we have to talk in a way not to shame people. Not telling them straight out. Telling them gently and quietly.” B is talking about a sickness that has killed her family member and is a potential tragedy...

Healthcare workers living with HIV have different motivations for disclosing/concealing their status

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nam/aidsmap, 10 November 2017 Nurses and other healthcare workers who are living with HIV have mixed reactions when they mention their HIV status to colleagues, according to a small Dutch study reported in the November/December issue of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  Some healthcare workers disclosed because they expected a positive reaction or they felt the need to share...

A Fate Worse than Death? Being Transgender in Long-term Care

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Psychology Benefits Society blog ( American Psychological Association), Oct 26, 2017 “I would kill myself.” This is what a 70 year-old transgender woman told me recently when I asked what she would do if she needed long-term care. While this sounds dramatic, it is a common sentiment among older transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) adults (Witten, 2014). Many TGNC older adults do not have...

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