TagHuman Papillomavirus (HPV)

Watch on-demand: Sessions from the 1st Australasian Conference on Point of Care Testing

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Australasian Society for HIV Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), 26/04/2023 The inaugural 1st Australasian Conference on Point of Care Testing for Infectious Diseases was an outstanding achievement. Hosted at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park on the 14th and 15th of March, the conference attracted over 270 attendees from 19 different countries, representing numerous disciplines...

2023 HPV Webinar – March 8th

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Immunisation Coalition, February 2023 With the latest facts about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and vaccination, this webinar covers everything you need to know about the disease and available vaccines. A Certificate of attendance will be issued to attendance for 50 minutes or more. The event will be recorded and available on our website after the event. This event is not accredited with RACGP or...

Australia’s Annual Sexual Health Check Up: STIs are mostly down, but reductions in testing could be the cause

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 Kirby Institute (UNSW) – released Thursday 8 December 2022 Data released last month by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted testing and diagnoses of sexually transmissible infections (STI) in Australia. The report titled HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual surveillance report shows that in 2021 there...

Youth largely underestimate the risks of contracting STIs through oral sex

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The Conversation, January 2022 / The Annals of Family Medicine, January 2022 Young people are largely unaware of the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, through oral sex. That’s the finding of our recent study, published in Annals of Family Medicine.* Historically, research on reducing STI transmission among young people has focused primarily on heterosexual vaginal...

How sexual assault survivors can feel in control during cervical screenings

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ABC Life  / By Kellie Scott / 12th August 2020 Kate* avoids cervical screenings.The 34-year-old from Sydney is a survivor of sexual assault and finds the physical examination re-traumatising. Kate’s experience is not unique. One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. And research shows those who have experienced sexual abuse, either as adults or...

A simple way to promote HPV vaccination among Asian American women: Storytelling

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The Conversation, March 4, 2020 10.58pm AEDT Why do so many Asian Americans and Pacific Islander women know so little about HPV? We set out to answer this question by interviewing  ethnic groups and conducting surveys. Our findings suggest their knowledge and attitudes toward HPV prevention are closely tied to health beliefs and cultural or language barriers. What’s more, we discovered preventive...

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