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Updated Guidelines: Australian STI & HIV Testing Guidelines 2019 for Asymptomatic MSM

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Sexually Transmissible Infections in Gay Men Action Group (STIGMA), September 2019 Most sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are asymptomatic. Testing and treatment of asymptomatic men who have sex with men (MSM) is the most effective method to interrupt transmission and reduce the burden of illness. In particular, syphilis is increasingly common, is often asymptomatic, and can cause...

Migrant women’s groups commend voting down of ‘racist’ amendment to NSW abortion bill

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SBS, 19th September 2019 Groups representing migrant women in Australia have praised the voting down of a controversial amendment to NSW’s proposed abortion bill that would have explicitly banned abortions on the basis of gender selection. The amendment had been labelled “racist” and a “dog-whistle” on the basis it specifically targeted Indian and Chinese communities...

STI/BBV testing tool for asymptomatic people

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NSW STI Programs Unit, ASHM & Qld. Govt.,  2019
This resource has charts and information about how routine STI/BBV testing can be offered, who to, and how to follow up.
Developed by NSW STI Programs Unit, NSW Australia, and reproduced with permission by the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, ASHM and Communicable Diseases Branch.

Download PDF here: sti-bbv-testing-tool

 
 

Gender selection has nothing to do with decriminalising abortion: AMA

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By Dr Danielle McMullen, vice-president of the Australian Medical Association (NSW) Sydney Morning Herald, August 15, 2019 People who want to obstruct access to abortion or prevent it entirely have linked it in a very insincere and flawed way to the very emotionally charged issue of gender selection. There is no evidence to support the idea that patients are approaching their doctors asking for...

Rapid HIV testing increases testing frequency among gay and bisexual men: a controlled before–after study

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Sexual Health – Keen Phillip, Jamil Muhammad, Callander Denton, Conway Damian P., McNulty Anna, Davies Stephen C., Couldwell Deborah C., Smith Don E., Holt Martin, Vaccher Stefanie J., Gray James, Cunningham Philip, Prestage Garrett, Guy Rebecca, (2019) Published online: 4 April 2019 Abstract: Background: Rapid HIV testing was introduced at 12 clinics in New South Wales (NSW) for routine...

ABS releases first national data on same sex marriages

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 27th November 2018 More than half of Australia’s same sex marriages were registered by women and more than one-third of same-sex married couples lived in New South Wales, according to new preliminary data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). A total of 3,149 same-sex weddings were held in Australia between 9 December 2017, when amendments to...

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