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“I’m never having sex with anybody ever again”: what helps PLHIV get over these feelings

nam/aidsmap, 27 January 2020 For people living with HIV, sexual adjustment after diagnosis is affected by fears of transmitting the virus and of possible rejection by sexual partners, new qualitative research shows. Healthy sexual adjustment over time is facilitated by partner acceptance; peer, community and professional support; and up-to-date knowledge of HIV transmission, including U=U...

Closing the Gap report 2020 shows only two targets on track

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ABC, 12/02/2020 The 12th Closing the Gap report, tabled in Parliament today, shows Aboriginal children still trail far behind non-Indigenous children in literacy, numeracy and writing skills. The report also shows the country is on track to meet just two of seven government targets to reduce the disparity in health, education and employment outcomes. Gains in Indigenous health have been the same...

SHINE SA Media Release: World AIDS Day – Every Journey Counts

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SHINE SA,  November 21, 2019 World AIDS Day is marked on 1 December each year, to raise awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate loved ones who we have lost to the epidemic. The day also aims to encourage Australians to educate themselves and others about HIV and to ensure...

People with disability are more likely to be victims of crime – here’s why

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The Conversation, February 22, 2019 6.06am AEDT Some of our most vulnerable citizens have been beaten, raped, and even killed at the hands of those supposedly caring for them. The statistics are alarming. Up to 90% of women with disability have been sexually assaulted. And people with disability are three times as likely to die prematurely than the general population from causes that could have...

Grey area: The fragile frontier of dementia, intimacy and sexual consent

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The Globe & Mail (Canada), July 14, 2018 Amid ever-widening cultural conversations about sexual consent, dementia remains uncharted territory. As Canadians live longer, more are moving into long-term care with advancing dementia disorders. It’s a growing population with complex needs, not least of all in their intimate lives. In the close-quarters environment of nursing homes, these people’s...

Smoking causes one in five cancers in people with HIV in North America

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aidsmap/nam, 22 January 2018 A fifth of all cancers in people receiving HIV care in North America between 2000 and 2015 was due to smoking, according to US research published this month in advance online by the journal AIDS. “In the United States, the prevalence of smoking among HIV-infected people is substantially higher than in the general population, and most HIV-infected individuals either...

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