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Phylogenetic clustering networks among heterosexual migrants with new HIV diagnoses post-migration in Australia

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Phylogenetic clustering networks among heterosexual migrants with new HIV diagnoses post-migration in Australia Rachel Sacks-Davis  et al PLOS One Published: September 1, 2020 Background: It is estimated that approximately half of new HIV diagnoses among heterosexual migrants in Victoria, Australia, were acquired post-migration. We investigated the characteristics of phylogenetic clusters in...

Australian Burden of Disease Study: Illicit Drug Use, Intimate Partner Violence, Unsafe Sex

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 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Last updated: 06 Aug 2020 Burden of disease is a measure of the years of healthy life lost from living with, or dying from disease and injury. A portion of this burden is preventable, being due to modifiable risk factors. This report provides information on the deaths and burden of disease due to risk factors included in the Australian Burden of...

Stigma towards people who inject drugs and sex workers prevalent, according to new Australian study

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Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW, July 2020 Priority groups at risk of blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections are still likely to experience negative behaviour from the general public and in healthcare settings according to a recent report from the Stigma Indicators Monitoring Project. 86% of the general public sampled self-reported that they would behave negatively...

COVID-19 and Harm Reduction Programme Implementation: Sharing Experiences in Practice (Webinar)

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Médecins du Monde Harm Reduction, April 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on the provision of health services across the globe and is further magnifying the existing barriers faced by people who use drugs in accessing harm reduction services. Programmes have had to adapt, and efforts are being made to enhance accessibility and ensure the continuity of harm reduction services...

COVID-19 and viral hepatitis FAQs  in English, Korean, Chinese

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Hepatitis NSW, May 2020 Since the COVID-19 virus is so new and can be life threatening, there are many unknown factors at play. This is even more so for people with pre-existing health conditions to consider. To help address those concerns and to answer the frequently asked questions, Hepatitis NSW has now compiled a number of online resources.  All pages are based on the most up to date...

Changes to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Distribution

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SHINE SA,  May 5, 2020 SHINE SA will now temporarily provide a full 28-day supply of Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) medication in place of the usual five-day starter pack. This measure has been put in place with the assistance of SA Health to help limit movement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, clients received a five-day HIV PEP starter pack and then the remaining medication...

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