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Monkeypox update: Your Questions Answered video with Dr Dr Vincent Cornelisse / Updated Clinical Guidance from ATAGI / Responding to MPX: GBM in Australia (Survey)

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MPX – Monkeypox – Your Questions Answered (video) Thorne Harbour Health, 26 Aug, 2022 Thorne Harbour Health’s Cal Hawk is joined by Dr Vincent Cornelisse to unpack the latest information we have about the current global outbreak of the monkeypox virus (MPXV) including what our communities can do now to reduce their risk. Vincent is a specialist in sexual health medicine and...

Six-question risk score can identify HIV-positive gay men needing testing for acute hepatitis C

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nam/aidsmap, 5th June 2017 Six questions can identify HIV-positive gay men who are at elevated risk of having acute (recent) hepatitis C infection and who would benefit from further testing, according to a paper published in Eurosurveillance last week. The risk score was based on data from a Dutch cohort and has been validated with separate datasets from Belgium, the Netherlands and England. The...

London data shows that hepatitis C is passed on during [sexual activity]

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aidsmap/nam, 10 April 2017 Around one in five HIV-positive gay men who recently acquired hepatitis C report anal sex without a condom as the only behaviour that could explain their infection. At the same time, a third of people acquiring hepatitis C were gay men who did not have HIV, clinicians from the Mortimer Market Centre in London told the British HIV Association conference in Liverpool last...

HIV vaccine research: Adelaide team achieves ‘glimpse in right direction’

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ABC News, 21.11.16
Progress toward vaccinating people against HIV infection has been announced by Adelaide researchers.
A team from the University of Adelaide and the Basil Hetzel Institute at Adelaide’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital used a combined vaccination approach, researcher Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk explained.

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Why do certain hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of HIV?

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American Society for Microbiology, 1st September 2015 In recent years, evidence has been building that injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera or DMPA) is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection. Now a study published in the September 1st issue of mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, provides a biological...

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