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Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV: An overview for Health Professionals

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SHINE SA, October 2018 Access to PEP after an eligible exposure to HIV is a medical emergency. Your response to patients presenting for PEP can support them in preventing a life-long infection with HIV. A brief, online training module has been created to support health professionals to: • Increase your understanding of PEP as an emergency presentation and vital HIV prevention measure • Assist you...

Indigenous Risk Impact Screen Training – Upcoming Dates

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Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA), August 2018 DASSA’s Aboriginal Workforce Development team would like to invite you to attend the 2-day Indigenous Risk Impact Screen training workshop. The Indigenous Risk Impact Screen is a validated culturally appropriate and widely used tool for screening substance use and mental disorders in Aboriginal clients. It has been developed in...

Exploring HIV risks, testing and prevention among sub-Saharan African community members in Australia

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International Journal for Equity in Health, 2018, 17:62 Abstract Background Significant health disparities persist regarding new and late HIV diagnoses among sub-Saharan African (SSA) communities in Australia. Personal/cultural beliefs and practices influence HIV (risk, prevention, testing) within Australia and during visits to home countries. Method A community forum was conducted involving 23...

Scotland’s reduction in new HCV infections is due to harm reduction, not treatment

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infohep, Published:12 June 2018 The reduction in new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections that has taken place in Scotland since 2008 is most likely due to increased provision of needle and syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy, rather than a reduction in the number of people with hepatitis C as a result of increased treatment of HCV infection, a modelling study published in the...

HIV rapid testing in community and outreach sites: results of a demonstration project in Italy

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BMC Public Health 2018 18:748 Published: 18 June 2018mob Abstract Background Globally the access to HIV testing has greatly increased over the past 30 years. Nonetheless, a high proportion of people living with HIV remains undiagnosed, even in resource rich countries. To increase the proportion of people aware of their HIV serostatus and their access to medical care, several strategies have been...

‘Changing the picture’ of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

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Our Watch, July 18th 2018 Our Watch has today launched a resource aimed at tackling the horrific prevalence of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Changing the picture contains a set of clear actions that are needed to address the many drivers of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and is aimed at encouraging, guiding and supporting a national...

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