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Australia’s Annual Sexual Health Check Up: STIs are mostly down, but reductions in testing could be the cause

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 Kirby Institute (UNSW) – released Thursday 8 December 2022 Data released last month by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted testing and diagnoses of sexually transmissible infections (STI) in Australia. The report titled HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual surveillance report shows that in 2021 there...

Monkeypox update: Your Questions Answered video with Dr Dr Vincent Cornelisse / Updated Clinical Guidance from ATAGI / Responding to MPX: GBM in Australia (Survey)

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MPX – Monkeypox – Your Questions Answered (video) Thorne Harbour Health, 26 Aug, 2022 Thorne Harbour Health’s Cal Hawk is joined by Dr Vincent Cornelisse to unpack the latest information we have about the current global outbreak of the monkeypox virus (MPXV) including what our communities can do now to reduce their risk. Vincent is a specialist in sexual health medicine and...

First Queer Minds Matter workshop this Friday (free event)

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Queer Minds Matter, August 2022 Queer Minds Matter is a unique program that runs mental health awareness sessions for LGBTIQA+ people. The project began last year when Emma O’Loughlin teamed up with Margie Fischer from Feast Queer Youth Drop In to run 3 sessions about BPD and mental health for the LGBTIQA+ community, with a small grant for Mental Health Awareness Month. They received...

Sexual health & BBV resources for professionals who work with multicultural communities

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Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, as at August 2022 The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Part of this involves working with professionals from health, community, and local government services to improve their responsiveness to people from these communities.  One of the ways they do this is by...

Guides to non-stigmatizing messaging around Monkeypox Virus

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Various sources, 12/08/2022 Careful messaging around Monkeypox is particularly important in view of the fact that misinformation, or messages which lack nuance, can jeopardise public health, further stereotypes, and fuel stigma and discrimination. This can lead to increased minority stress and compromised health for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men; as well as deterring...

Monkeypox update: Vaccine appointments in SA / Clinical Guidance / Information for GBMSM / Podcast

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1. Monkeypox Virus Vaccine in South Australia SHINE SA, 11th August 2022 The situation with monkeypox virus and vaccine availability is changing quickly. Limited monkeypox (MPX) vaccine appointments are now available in SA. As there is currently very limited supply of MPX Vaccine in SA, SHINE SA have been advised by SA Health that until further notice, eligibility is limited to people who meet...

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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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