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New multilingual HIV resource: 7 good reasons to test for HIV now

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Positive Life / NSW Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) / Pozhet, June 2018 The new multilingual resource was developed by Positive Life NSW, Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) and Pozhet, and funded by NSW Health.   “The campaign is asking people at risk to get tested for  HIV because roughly one in ten people living with HIV don’t know they have the virus,” said...

Media release from SHINE SA: Teen Pregnancy

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SHINE SA, Issued: 25 May 2018 Following the release of the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s Report, that includes the latest figures on teen birth-rates, SHINE SA believes that a decrease in the teen birth-rate as indicated in the report, is a positive outcome from the study. “A decrease may reflect better sexual health information for young people including education in schools...

Hepatitis B testing infographic now available

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Hepatitis NSW, October 2017 With the increasing visibility of hep B, Hepatitis NSW felt there was a need to make information about hep B testing clearer. It can be a complex subject to grapple with and there’s lots of misinformation and confusion out there. This hep B testing infographic aims to give both doctors and patients a clearer understanding of what tests to do as well as what the test...

New Question Builder tool assists patients’ health literacy

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality/Healthdirect Australia The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and Healthdirect Australia have jointly launched the Question Builder, a free web-based tool to help people prepare for their medical appointment and make the best use of the time with their doctor.  Question Builder is a free web-based tool to help you prepare for a...

Study: People with low health literacy don’t find health apps helpful

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The Daily Texan, October 25, 2016 at 12:08 am Health and wellness technology is everywhere — fitbit apps, patient portals and nutrition trackers —­ but a new study by UT researchers shows that this technology might not be helping the people who need it the most: those who have a hard time understanding health information.  Michael Mackert, University of Texas public relations and advertising...

Improving health literacy
: guidelines

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Clinical Advisor, July 03, 2016 It is no longer recommended that patients with low health literacy be identified. Instead, Universal Health Literacy Precautions are recommended. While some providers are concerned that using plain language with health-literate patients will offend, studies show that patients with adequate health literacy prefer to receive health information in an easier to...

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