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Survey for all women and anyone with a cervix: HPV-related cancer awareness

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Positive Life in partnership with Femfatales, the National Network of Women Living with HIV, 2018 All women and anyone with a cervix in Australia, both HIV-positive and HIV-negative, are invited to take an online, anonymous survey about awareness of HPV and related cancers. Positive Life NSW in partnership with Femfatales, the National Network of Women Living with HIV, has developed a survey to...

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

Sexually active older Australian’s knowledge of STIs & safer sexual practices

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2017  doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12655 Lyons, A., Heywood, W., Fileborn, B., Minichiello, V., Barrett, C., Brown, G., Hinchliff, S., Malta, S. and Crameri, P. Abstract: Objective: Rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are rising among older Australians. We conducted a large survey of older people’s knowledge of STIs and safer sexual...

Healthy Communities: HPV immunisation rates in 2014–15

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2017 Immunisation against the highly contagious human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent cervical and other cancers, and other HPV-related diseases. The National HPV Vaccination Program has been immunising adolescent girls since 2007 and was extended to boys in 2013. This third Healthy Communities report on HPV immunisation shows the percentage of girls...

New study shows HPV vaccine is working to reduce rates of genital warts

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The Conversation, March 29, 2017 6.04am AEDT The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was introduced in Australia in 2007 and New Zealand in 2008 to prevent cervical cancer. It was free for women up to age 26 in Australia and to all women under 20 in New Zealand. This is because 99.7% of cervical cancers are associated with the sexually transmissible infection. There is mounting evidence the HPV...

Changes to cervical screening in Australia, new guidelines

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Cancer Screening, Australian Government,  Page last updated: 01 March 2017 Based on new evidence and better technology, the National Cervical Screening Program will change from 1 December 2017 to improve early detection and save more lives. The Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program will be implemented on 1 December 2017.  Until the renewed National Cervical Screening Program is...

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