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Australia will never be HIV-free if access to prevention requires a medicare card

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The Conversation, January 23, 2019 12.21pm AEDT by Nicholas Medland, Sexual health physician and senior researcher, UNSW Australia aims to “virtually eliminate” HIV transmission by 2022, according to the health minister’s new national HIV strategy. This ambitious goal has been made possible by biomedical HIV prevention, a new and highly effective way of preventing HIV using medications. But new...

Support for ending and managing HIV

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Australian Government Department of Health, 29 November 2018 The Australian Government is strengthening its commitment to ending HIV with the announcement of funding for a new strategy that aims to virtually eliminate the transmission of HIV, the approval of the first HIV self-testing kit and the listing of a new medicine on the PBS. The first HIV self-testing kit, the Atomo Self Test was...

Students could learn about endometriosis as part of sex education

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Guardian Australia, Fri 13 Apr 2018 13.38 AEST Teaching schoolchildren about pelvic pain will form part of a proposed national plan to tackle endometriosis, the debilitating condition that affects hundreds of thousands of women. The health minister, Greg Hunt, will push the states and territories to commit to the plan, which was discussed at Friday’s Council of Australian Governments [Coag]...

ALHR: Government must do more to protect reproductive health rights

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Lawyers Weekly, 22 March 2018 The leading advocacy group for human rights law in Australia has called on the federal government to better ensure the country is meeting its international obligations to protect women and girls when it comes to processes such as abortion.  Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) spoke earlier this week in response to comments from Nationals MP George Christensen...

SHINE SA & 160 others call on Parliament to recognise the will of the Australian people

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The Equality Campaign, December 2017 More than 160 LGBTI organisations, leaders and supporters – including SHINE SA – have signed a statement calling on the Australian Parliament to recognise the will of the people and ensure marriage equality is passed by the end of the year. “As organisations, leaders and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)...

Gardasil 9 now on the National Immunisation Program

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AJP, 9th Oct 2017
The Government has announced free access for young people to the improved HPV vaccine.
From 2018, Gardasil 9, which protects against nine HPV strains (up from four) will be offered through school-based immunisation programs to all 12 to 13-year-old boys, and girls in years seven or eight.

Read more of Gardasil 9 now on the National Immunisation Program

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