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Morning tea: National Day of Women Living with HIV

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SAMESH, 24/2/2021 Join us at Hyde Street for morning tea to mark the National Day of Women Living with HIV for 2021.  This annual event is an initiative of the National Network of Women Living with HIV, known as Femfatales. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of the needs of women living with HIV in Australia, and give them the opportunity to meet with their peers. It also gives us a chance...

FDA Approves Cabenuva, the First Complete Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment

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Poz.com, January 21, 2021 On January 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA approved the first complete injectable HIV treatment regimen that does not require daily pills. Cabenuva, from ViiV Healthcare, is administered only once a month. It is approved for people with an undetectable viral load on their current therapy who wish to switch to a long-acting regimen. Cabenuva consists...

Australian HIV Peer Support Standards

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National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPWHA), 2020 The HIV Peer Support Standards, developed by the National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPHWA), is a welcomed resource and addresses a long standing gap in policy and program planning of services for people living with HIV. The evidence-informed standards provide a step-by-step guide that create a framework for...

HIV in Australia 2021: infographics

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AFAO, December 1st, 2020 Each year, AFAO develops the ‘HIV in Australia’ summary of the latest key HIV data and stats. The latest summary has just been released. Key points: Rapid uptake of PrEP, in combination with treatment as prevention, has led to declines in HIV notifications among Australian-born gay and bisexual men. Across the last six years, there has been a 44% decrease in HIV...

Men who have Sex with Men and Chemsex: A Clinic-Based Cross-sectional Study in South Australia

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Khaw, C., Zablotska-Manos, I. & Boyd, M.A. Sex Res Soc Policy (2020). Abstract: Background Chemsex, the intentional combining of sex with the use of particular psychoactive substances typically crystal methamphetamine, gamma-hydroxybutyrate(GHB)/gamma butyrolactone(GBL), mephedrone, and ketamine has been reported among men who have sex with men (MSM). Chemsex is more common among MSM than in...

SAMESH cooking class presents: Paul’s Nan’s Peanut Cookies

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SAMESH, November 2020 With another recent lockdown (and perhaps more looming), Paul has been baking again. Once again we’ve had to cancel our scheduled face-to-face cooking class aimed at PLHIV and older LGBTIQ folk, due to COVID-19: so Paul is sharing his Nan Dot’s peanut cookie recipe with us instead. He calls these biscuits “a blast from the past”, as they evoke a lot...

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