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Monkeypox webinar recording and information webpage now available

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IAS (International AIDS Society), June 2022 To contain the monkeypox outbreak, urgent action is needed to reach the most vulnerable people with accurate information and preventive interventions. Care must also be taken to not exacerbate stigma that may discourage the most vulnerable from accessing services.  IAS – the International AIDS Society – organized a webinar entitled “Monkeypox under the...

How long should clinicians spend sampling the pharynx for gonorrhoea culture specimens?

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Stuart Sarah, Richardson Daniel, Iwuji Collins, Soni Suneeta (2021) How long should clinicians spend sampling the pharynx for gonorrhoea culture specimens?. Sexual Health 19, 74-75. Abstract: There are few data on the length of time clinicians should take sampling the pharynx to optimise the sensitivity of gonorrhoea culture specimens and we aimed to gain a consensus on sampling time. The...

Translated monkeypox information sheets in several languages

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NSW Health, via NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Jun 1st, 2022 NSW Health has created a fact sheet on Monkeypox Virus (MPV), aimed at the general public, and which has been translated into several languages, as follows: English Arabic / العربية , Simplified Chinese / 简体中文 Traditional Chinese / 繁體中文pati Portuguese / Português  Spanish / Español Thai / ภาษาไทย Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt...

Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C

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Young, J., Ablona, A., Klassen, B.J. et al. Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C: a qualitative analysis of key facilitators and ongoing challenges. BMC Public Health 22, 1085 (2022). Abstract: Background In 2018, the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) invited gay, bisexual, trans, queer men and Two-Spirit and non-binary people (GBT2Q) at Pride...

Update: Changes to HIV treatment access for people ineligible for Medicare

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NAPWHA, ASHM, AFAO,  May 2022 From 1st July, people with HIV who are ineligible for Medicare, and who previously received HIV medication through compassionate access schemes, will be required to transition to alternative access arrangements in order to receive government-funded treatment*. Option 1: individuals will need to engage in care with a public hospital-based physician and have their...

South Australian results of the Migrant Blood-Borne Virus and Sexual Health Survey (MiBSS)

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Curtin University,  released August 2021 In Australia, there are significant health disparities between domestic- and overseas-born residents with respect to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs). For instance, in 2017 the HIV notification rate in Australia was over three times higher for people born in South-East Asia (14 per 100,000) and Sub-Saharan Africa (13...

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