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Stigma towards people who inject drugs and sex workers prevalent, according to new Australian study

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Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW, July 2020 Priority groups at risk of blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections are still likely to experience negative behaviour from the general public and in healthcare settings according to a recent report from the Stigma Indicators Monitoring Project. 86% of the general public sampled self-reported that they would behave negatively...

Medical Board releases new guidelines for practitioners and students on blood-borne viruses

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Medical Board of Australia, 23 Jun 2020 The Medical Board of Australia is encouraging practitioners and students to review the new Guidelines for registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood-borne viruses before they take effect on 6 July 2020. The Board’s guidelines are for practitioners and students who perform exposure-prone procedures and registered health practitioners...

SEXUAL HEALTH MATTERS: new clinical podcast from SHINE SA

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SHINE SA, May 2020 Filled with quality clinical guidance and tips for best practice, SHINE SA’s new Sexual Health Matters – Clinical Podcast delves into the intimate regions of the body and broaches the uncomfortable conversations necessary to ensure client safety and sexual/reproductive well-being. Through discussion, interview and explanation, experienced sexual health clinicians raise...

New ‘Syphilis Is Still Out There’ Campaign for Health Professionals

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The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) & SHINE SA, May 2020 The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) and SHINE SA have released a new social media campaign for health professionals. The campaign aims to raise awareness of syphilis screening and treatment during COVID-19. Syphilis Is Still Out There Campaign for Health Professionals While we deal with the...

Webinar: Syphilis Outbreak in the Indigenous Community

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SHINE SA, posted May 14, 2020 This free education session is presented by Adelaide Sexual Health Centre and will provide an update on syphilis. General practitioners, nurses and/or midwives, Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Health Workers are encouraged to register for this training. COURSE DETAILS Date: 16 June 2020 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm The webinar will cover: Update on...

NEW Fact Sheet for Health Professionals – Contraception During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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SHINE SA, 15/4/2020 SHINE SA have released a new Fact Sheet for health professionals: Contraception During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Contraception is an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the provision of emergency contraception, access to long acting reversible contraception (LARC) and management of complications of LARC. Health professionals can continue to facilitate...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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