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Increased screening for syphilis and HIV in SA – new advice for clinicians (video)

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SHINE SA,  July 31, 2019 SHINE SA have released a short video resource for health professionals providing advice on the current syphilis outbreak in South Australia. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It presents a serious public health issue as it causes harm to the developing foetus and increases the transmission and acquisition of HIV. The 5 minute video SA Syphilis Outbreak –...

Newly available: WHO HIV PrEP Implementation Tool Mobile App

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World Health Organization, August 1, 2018 The WHO PrEP Implementation Tool App for Health Workers App is now available. On-the-go access to the following modules from the WHO PrEP Implementation Tool: Clinical: for clinicians, including physicians, nurses and clinical officers Counsellors: for staff who counsel people as they consider or start taking PrEP, and support them in coping with side...

‘People are scared’: the fight against a deadly virus no one has heard of

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Guardian Australia, Tue 24 Apr 2018 14.52 AEST An Aboriginal woman – we’ll call her B – is sitting in a dry creek bed outside her community and telling the world “this is a very bad disease. But we have to talk in a way not to shame people. Not telling them straight out. Telling them gently and quietly.” B is talking about a sickness that has killed her family member and is a potential tragedy...

Public health and HIV viral load suppression

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UNAIDS, 19 JULY 2017 Key messages: 1. There is growing scientific consensus that people living with HIV who are taking effective antiretroviral therapy and whose virus is suppressed to undetectable levels will not transmit HIV sexually. 2. Treatment is first and foremost about enabling the person living with HIV to regain and maintain good health. Globally, there needs to be better access to...

Increased screening for syphilis boosts detection of early latent infections among Australian gay men

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nam/aidsmap,  Published: 03 May 2017
Increased syphilis testing among gay men increased detection of early latent infections and was accompanied by a fall in the proportion of cases involving secondary syphilis, investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Queensland syphilis cases on the rise, especially amongst Indigenous youth and gay men

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ABC News, 28th April 2016 The sharp increase in syphilis cases seen in Queensland in 2015 has continued its trend, with Indigenous youth over-represented in infection statistics, Queensland Health says. Key points: Queensland Health records 238 cases of syphilis in the first quarter of 2016 Doctors say the rise in dating apps has contributed to an increase in the disease among gay men State...

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