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Intimate partner violence before and during the COVID-19 lockdown

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O’Hara Caitlin Alsandria, Tan Rayner Kay Jin (2022) Intimate partner violence before and during the COVID-19 lockdown: findings from a cross-sectional study in Singapore. Sexual Health, Background: The coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in lockdowns worldwide, with reports suggesting a concomitant increase in the incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV). This study was...

W3 Framework: Understanding, demonstrating, and improving the impact of peer work in public health

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University, June 2022 The W3 Project (funded by the Australian Government Department of Health) is a collaboration between researchers from ARCSHS and peer researchers from community organisations working in Australia’s public health response to HIV and hepatitis C.  The W3 Framework is a systems map that shows how...

Sexual mixing patterns among male–female partnerships in Melbourne

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Greaves Kate E., Fairley Christopher K., Engel Jaimie L., Ong Jason J., Rodriguez Elena, Phillips Tiffany R., Chow Eric P. F. (2022) Sexual mixing patterns among male–female partnerships in Melbourne, Australia. Sexual Health 19, 33-38. Abstract Background:Individuals who have both opposite- and same-sex partners have the potential to pass sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between high- and...

What makes gay and bisexual men in Australia choose not to take PrEP?

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nam/aidsmap, 14 April 2022 Perceived irrelevance, lack of awareness, problems with access, side effects, negative social impacts, and concerns about lack of STI protection, effectiveness and adherence are the most common reasons for not using PrEP among gay and bisexual men in Australia. This is according to a study recently published in the journal Behavioral Medicine which analysed reasons for...

What health strategies could help achieve hepatitis C elimination?

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, Wednesday, 6 April 2022 The World Health Organization has set an ambitious target to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. Some countries, including Australia, have made good progress, but if elimination is to be achieved, existing health strategies need to be scaled up and targeted toward the people most at risk, according to new research from the Kirby...

Experts are worried more STIs are going round undetected because of COVID

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ABC News, 28th April 2021 The initial stats were looking good: that sexually transmissible infection (STI) rates have dropped during the pandemic, thanks to things like lockdown and social distancing. But new research from the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre and University of Sydney suggests that might only be a short-term thing, and that rates of undetected STIs could be a lot higher than we...

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