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Medically Supervised Injecting Room supporting the most vulnerable, new study shows

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Burnet Institute, June 11, 2021 A new Burnet Institute study shows the North Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) is fulfilling its brief and playing a constructive role by attracting people who are most at risk from harm relating to their injecting drug use, and most in need of the service. The research also points to positive impacts on the amenity of the local area through a...

Disparities in characteristics in accessing public Australian sexual health services between Medicare‐eligible and Medicare‐ineligible MSM

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Disparities in characteristics in accessing public Australian sexual health services between Medicare‐eligible and Medicare‐ineligible men who have sex with men Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health Anysha M. Walia, Christopher K. Fairley, Catriona S. Bradshaw, Marcus Y. Chen, Eric P.F. Chow First published: 31 August 2020 Abstract: Objectives: Accessible health services are a key...

The Experience of International Students Before and During COVID-19: Housing, work, study, and wellbeing

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 University of Technology Sydney, Australian Research Council study (DP190101073), International students’ experience of renting accommodation in Australia is a crucial but overlooked determinant of their wellbeing, which has been brought into stark relief by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report is based on two surveys of international students in the private rental sector (PRS). The...

Asian, Gay & COVID-19 (Free online event)

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 Gay Asian Proud & Thorne Harbour Health, July 2020 A live online chat with James & Amirul – sharing their lived experience as same-sex attracted guys with Asian backgrounds. Date And Time: Thu, 6 August 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM ACST Living Room Sharing Session: Join Gay Asian Proud (GAP) coordinators James and Amirul in this casual, friendly and insightful conversation about being...

A comparative, retrospective analysis of HIV testing among gay, bisexual and other MSM in Melbourne

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health First published: 29 May 2019 Abstract Objective: PRONTO!, a peer‐led rapid HIV‐testing service in Melbourne, Australia, opened to improve HIV testing among gay and bisexual men (GBM). We compared client characteristics and return testing among GBM testing at PRONTO! with GBM testing at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC). Methods: All GBM...

Community-level changes in condom use and uptake of HIV PrEP by gay and bisexual men in Melbourne and Sydney

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Lancet HIV (2018). Published online 06 June 2018. doi: 10.1016/S2352-301830072-9. Abstract: Background Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been rapidly rolled out in large, publicly funded implementation projects in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia. Using behavioural surveillance of gay and bisexual men, we analysed the uptake and effect of PrEP, particularly on condom use by gay and...

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