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Australian HIV Peer Support Standards

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National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPWHA), 2020 The HIV Peer Support Standards, developed by the National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPHWA), is a welcomed resource and addresses a long standing gap in policy and program planning of services for people living with HIV. The evidence-informed standards provide a step-by-step guide that create a framework for...

Economic evaluation of alternative testing regimes and settings to detect undiagnosed HIV in Australia

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Williams, O.D., Dean, J.A., Crothers, A. et al. Economic evaluation of alternative testing regimes and settings to detect undiagnosed HIV in Australia.  BMC Health Serv Res 21, 30 (2021) Background: The study aimed to estimate the comparative costs per positive diagnosis of previously undetected HIV in three testing regimes: conventional; parallel and point of care (POC) testing. The regimes are...

Auckland Sexual Health Service ‘lacks resources’ to fight syphilis outbreak

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Stuff NZ, By Stephen Forbes / 09:10, Nov 12 2020 Auckland Sexual Health Service’s Dr Sunita Azariah says a lack of resources is hampering its ability to contact trace and control the spread of syphilis. And according to Azariah, in areas like south Auckland it is growing due to poverty and poor access to healthcare. According to the Ministry of Health in New Zealand syphilis has been...

Private Lives 3: Australia’s largest national survey of health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people released

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University, Friday 13th November 2020 Australia’s largest national survey of health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people reveals that most feel accepted at work and by family, but more work needs to be done to improve health outcomes. The Private Lives 3 National Report was conducted by researchers at the Australian Research...

[Australians] with endometriosis face six-year wait for diagnosis, study finds

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The Guardian, Thu 22 Oct 2020 11.55 AEDT A study of 620 [Australians] living with the painful and often debilitating condition endometriosis found [they] have to wait an average of 6.4 years before being diagnosed and often undergo surgeries that fail to improve their chronic pain. The study, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, found despite medical and surgical...

Marie Stopes Australia seeks signatories to open letter re changes to telehealth

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July 2020   There are changes to Telehealth from Monday, July 20th which mean that clients who have not attended a service within the last 12 months – that is, new clients or clients who have not used a service in the last 12 months – will no longer be eligible for a Telehealth appointment.   Marie Stopes Australia has written an open letter about the impact of this change access to...

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