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Hepatitis C In NSP Settings: free training

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ASHM, June 2022 This free training aims to provide participants with the confidence to initiate conversations around hepatitis C in the needle and syringe program (NSP) setting. Frontline workers in NSP settings have a crucial and unique role to play in eliminating hepatitis C. Every day you’re talking to people who might be living with hepatitis C, and in these conversations you can support...

New Alcohol and Other Drug Service for LGBTIQ and HIV + community members in Adelaide

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Thorne Harbour Health, October 2021 “The Cottage” is a new Alcohol and Other Drug Service for LGBTIQ and HIV + community members in Adelaide, from Thorne Harbour Health.  At Thorne Harbour Health we understand that LGBTIQ community members can have particular needs when it comes to making positive changes in relation to drinking and using drugs. We know that our communities often...

Understanding Migrant Sex Workers: Factsheet

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Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network, Canada ), August 2018 This 8-page factsheet is produced by Butterfly, a organisation formed in Canada by sex workers, social workers, legal and health professionals in 2014. It provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers. The organization is founded upon the belief that sex workers are entitled to...

Stigma remains a barrier to women seeking help for Substance Use Disorders in pregnancy

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On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio),  Broadcast: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 5:40pm Experts say more facilities are needed across Australia to keep women with substance use disorders and their babies together when it’s safe to do so, and research is urgently needed to know what early interventions and support these children need beyond infancy. And they say stigma is a major barrier to...

Medically Supervised Injecting Room supporting the most vulnerable, new study shows

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Burnet Institute, June 11, 2021 A new Burnet Institute study shows the North Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) is fulfilling its brief and playing a constructive role by attracting people who are most at risk from harm relating to their injecting drug use, and most in need of the service. The research also points to positive impacts on the amenity of the local area through a...

HIV in Australia 2021: infographics

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AFAO, December 1st, 2020 Each year, AFAO develops the ‘HIV in Australia’ summary of the latest key HIV data and stats. The latest summary has just been released. Key points: Rapid uptake of PrEP, in combination with treatment as prevention, has led to declines in HIV notifications among Australian-born gay and bisexual men. Across the last six years, there has been a 44% decrease in HIV...

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