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New Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Statistics Directory

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 19 December 2018 For the first time, sources of family, domestic and sexual violence statistics have been collated into a central directory by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The new ‘Directory of Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Statistics’ aims to improve the awareness and utilisation of family, domestic, and sexual violence...

‘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...

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...

Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections prevented

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aidsmap / nam,  11 January 2018 Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study has shown. The loss of life due to pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions would far outweigh the number of HIV infections prevented, according to the study...

People who use drugs require prioritisation not exclusion in efforts to eliminate Hepatitis C

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6th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users,  6th Sept 2017 An international conference bringing together hepatitis C experts from around the world is today calling for strategies to prioritise people who use drugs, saying hepatitis C elimination is impossible without them. “The number of people around the world dying from hepatitis C is increasing. We have the tools to...

Domestic violence leading cause of hospitalised assault among girls and women in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 19 April 2017 Nearly 6,500 women and girls were hospitalised due to assault in Australia in 2013–14, with the violence usually perpetrated by a partner or spouse, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The data, available as part of a new series of fact sheets on selected injuries, shows that over...

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