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Analysis of cervical cancer and abnormality outcomes in an era of cervical screening and HPV vaccination in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Release Date: 02 Sep 2019 This is the third report from an Australian-first project, combining screening, cancer, death, and HPV vaccination data to demonstrate the effects of screening and HPV vaccination on cervical cancer, precancerous abnormalities and cervical screening behaviour. Screen-detected cervical cancers were less likely to cause death...

Risk of HIV transmission through condomless sex in serodifferent gay couples with the HIV-positive partner taking suppressive antiretroviral therapy (PARTNER)

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Risk of HIV transmission through condomless sex in serodifferent gay couples with the HIV-positive partner taking suppressive antiretroviral therapy (PARTNER): final results of a multicentre, prospective, observational study The Lancet, Published Online May 2, 2019 Background The level of evidence for HIV transmission risk through condomless sex in serodifferent gay couples with the HIV-positive...

Liver cancer death rate rising: study

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SBS News, 9/4/19 The rate of liver cancer deaths and diagnoses has increased substantially in the past three decades, yet researchers say little has been done to help Australians most at risk. While it is considered a relatively rare type of cancer – nearly 2000 people were diagnosed in 2014 – the high mortality rate and increasing incidence of diagnosis has been concerning...

HIV and Trans Women: A Literature Review

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Transgend Health. 2018; 3(1): 239–250 Abstract: Trans women are a key, yet under-researched, population in the HIV epidemic. However, there remains a paucity of data on the health and wellbeing of trans women at risk of, or living with, HIV in the United Kingdom. This article provides a narrative review of key empirical research into HIV among trans women. In an effort to explore individual and...

HIV diagnoses hit seven year low: Australia’s annual HIV figures released

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, Monday, 24 September 2018 Australia has recorded its lowest level of HIV diagnoses in seven years, according to a new report from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney. The report, released at the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference in Sydney, found that there were 963 new HIV diagnoses in 2017, the lowest number since 2010. Researchers are attributing the promising results...

Giving gay men self-test kits increases HIV testing by 50% – but STI tests decrease

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aidsmap/nam, 21 August 2018 Gay men who were offered HIV home-testing kits took 50% more tests than men who only took HIV tests at clinics or community organisations, a randomised controlled study from Seattle in the USA has found. The men who could self-test took fewer tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), though it is not completely clear whether this was because they went less...

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