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Trans and cis women and men all have similar levels of PrEP drugs in blood

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nam/aidsmap, 7 September 2020 A study in which 24 trans women and 24 trans men who were taking gender-affirming hormone therapy were directly observed to take a daily dose of the standard formulation of the HIV prevention medication PrEP found that the levels of the two PrEP drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine were similar to the levels seen in similar cis men and women, and were all above levels...

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), HIV & hepatitis C: What you need to know

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CATIE (Canada), 17 March 2020 An HIV-positive person on effective treatment is not expected to be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 A person with untreated HIV or a low CD4+ cell count may be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 People with HIV or hepatitis C are more likely to have other conditions that carry a greater risk of becoming seriously ill with...

Multilingual booklet in 8 languages – HIV: What you need to know

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Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service, NSW, 2019 The new multilingual booklet, HIV. What you need to know, summarises the most current information on HIV. It explains what it means to have HIV as well as ways to protect yourself from getting HIV and passing it on to others. It also explains how to get tested, and how HIV is treated, including a comprehensive list of HIV health care and support...

Newly available: WHO HIV PrEP Implementation Tool Mobile App

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World Health Organization, August 1, 2018 The WHO PrEP Implementation Tool App for Health Workers App is now available. On-the-go access to the following modules from the WHO PrEP Implementation Tool: Clinical: for clinicians, including physicians, nurses and clinical officers Counsellors: for staff who counsel people as they consider or start taking PrEP, and support them in coping with side...

Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea recently detected in Australia: media release

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Professor Brendan Murphy, Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health  17 April 2018 Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea have been recently detected in Australia. One case was diagnosed in Western Australia and a second case diagnosed in Queensland.  Multi-drug resistant strains can be difficult to treat and it is important to prevent further spread...

Police, families not told of sexual assault reports by mental health patients [Report]

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The Age, 29 March 2018 Sexual assault claims made by mental health patients are not being reported to police or even the alleged victims’ families in most cases, a scathing report has revealed. Families are told of allegations in only a quarter of cases, while police reports are made only 40 per cent of the time, leaving alleged victims at risk of further abuse. Read more of Police, families not...

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