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Experts are worried more STIs are going round undetected because of COVID

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ABC News, 28th April 2021 The initial stats were looking good: that sexually transmissible infection (STI) rates have dropped during the pandemic, thanks to things like lockdown and social distancing. But new research from the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre and University of Sydney suggests that might only be a short-term thing, and that rates of undetected STIs could be a lot higher than we...

Covid Vaccine Eligibility declaration form for PLHIV

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via AFAO/NAPWHA/Thorne Harbour Health, March 2021 Australia has now begun Phase 1b of the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out program. All people living with HIV are eligible to receive the vaccine during this phase. There is an Covid Vaccine Eligibility declaration form that Phase 1B eligible  patients can take with them to any vaccination clinic / hub.  HIV positive patients are explicitly included...

The Quilt: Exhibition of the original South Australian AIDS Memorial Quilt

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SAMESH, November 2021 The AIDS Quilt is a memorial to people who have died from AIDS around the world, and is a form of both remembrance and activism. It is the largest piece of community folk art in the world as of 2020. Join SAMESH and the History Trust of South Australia in presenting the original South Australian AIDS Memorial Quilt on display for everyone to see the history of HIV/AIDS in...

Joint statement by 33+ countries to promote and protect the rights of intersex people

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Intersex Human Rights Australia, 2nd October 2020 Austria has made a statement on behalf of countries from every region of the world, calling on the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and address human rights violations and abuses against intersex persons. Advocates from around the world worked with colleagues in ILGA World in Geneva to support this work. Read more (including the text and...

Shortage of norethisterone-containing pills in Australia: Advice for GPs

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July/August 2020 The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) advises: Consumers and health professionals are advised that there is a shortage of oral contraceptive pills containing the combination ethinylestradiol and norethisterone. The affected products are: Brevinor – norethisterone 0.5 mg and ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms Norimin – norethisterone 0.5 mg and ethinylestradiol 35...

The Experience of International Students Before and During COVID-19: Housing, work, study, and wellbeing

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 University of Technology Sydney, Australian Research Council study (DP190101073), International students’ experience of renting accommodation in Australia is a crucial but overlooked determinant of their wellbeing, which has been brought into stark relief by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report is based on two surveys of international students in the private rental sector (PRS). The...

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