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Gonorrhoea: Drug Resistance in Australia

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Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), 26 June 2018 There has long been concern globally about the potential emergence of drug resistant STIs. In response, the World Health Organisation released new treatment guidelines for three common STIs – chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – in 2016. At present, strains resistant to first line treatment of syphilis and chlamydia are not common...

Stillbirth more frequent in women with HIV in UK than in general population

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nam/aidsmap, 01 August 2017 The stillbirth rate among women living with HIV in the UK and Ireland from 2007 to 2015 was more than twice that of the general population, Graziella Favarato, presenting on behalf of the National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC), told participants at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris last week. Most women...

NSW introduces Dried Blood Spot test for HIV

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NSW Health, December 1, 2016 A new HIV testing service has launched in NSW, allowing people to mail off a sample of their blood and receive their results by phone, SMS or email. There’s no need to visit a doctor, clinic or pathology centre.  DBS HIV testing is for people living in New South Wales, who are over 16 years old. The test is for gay and other men who have sex with men, people...

HIV prevention drug PrEP being tested on high-risk adolescents

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Sydney Morning Herald, July 21 2016
A preventative HIV drug being used by thousands of gay men in Australia is being tested on teenagers at high risk of the virus.
Studies have shown that PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) offers near complete protection against HIV if taken properly every day. Researchers are now testing it on young people in South Africa and the US.
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New pilot project to improve hep B outcomes for at-risk patients

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Burnet Institute, 28 June, 2016 Improved screening of patients at risk of hepatitis B is the aim of a new pilot project underway in Victoria, with early diagnosis and treatment crucial to reduce the risk of liver cancer. Cancer Council Victoria and Burnet Institute’s Screening for Hepatitis in At-Risk Populations (SHARP) project will trial four new interventions to help diagnose hepatitis B in GP...

New USPSTF Recommendation on Hepatitis B Screening for People at High-Risk

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AIDS.gov blog, May 27 2014 Translate Select Language​▼ Text SizePrint E-mail New USPSTF Recommendation on Hepatitis B Screening for People at High-Risk May 27, 2014 – See more at: Translate Select Language​▼ Text SizePrint E-mail New USPSTF Recommendation on Hepatitis B Screening for People at High-Risk May 27, 2014 – See more at: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has published...

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