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W3 Framework: Understanding, demonstrating, and improving the impact of peer work in public health

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University, June 2022 The W3 Project (funded by the Australian Government Department of Health) is a collaboration between researchers from ARCSHS and peer researchers from community organisations working in Australia’s public health response to HIV and hepatitis C.  The W3 Framework is a systems map that shows how...

Update: Changes to HIV treatment access for people ineligible for Medicare

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NAPWHA, ASHM, AFAO,  May 2022 From 1st July, people with HIV who are ineligible for Medicare, and who previously received HIV medication through compassionate access schemes, will be required to transition to alternative access arrangements in order to receive government-funded treatment*. Option 1: individuals will need to engage in care with a public hospital-based physician and have their...

South Australian results of the Migrant Blood-Borne Virus and Sexual Health Survey (MiBSS)

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Curtin University,  released August 2021 In Australia, there are significant health disparities between domestic- and overseas-born residents with respect to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs). For instance, in 2017 the HIV notification rate in Australia was over three times higher for people born in South-East Asia (14 per 100,000) and Sub-Saharan Africa (13...

A global review of existing literature on the sexual exploitation of boys

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ECPAT International (Global Boys Initiative), released 2021 In recent years, there has been a growing awareness that we lack a comprehensive understanding of  how sexual exploitation affects boys. Data on the sexual exploitation of all children is generally lacking. When it does exist, it tends to focus on girls. Yet, evidence suggests that boys may be as, or even more, vulnerable than girls in...

Report: Changing community attitudes to improve inclusion of people with disability

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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability,  3 May 2022 The Disability Royal Commission has just published a report, called ‘Changing community attitudes to improve inclusion of people with disability.’ The report was written by researchers from the University of New South Wales Sydney and Flinders University. The report looked at what could be done...

Traversing TechSex: benefits and risks in digitally mediated sex and relationships

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Power Jennifer, Moor Lily, Anderson Joel, Waling Andrea, James Alexandra, Shackleton Nicole, Farrell Anne-Maree, Agnew Elizabeth, Dowsett Gary W. (2022) Traversing TechSex: benefits and risks in digitally mediated sex and relationships. Sexual Health 19, 55-69. Background: Digital technologies play a significant role in people’s sexual and intimate lives via smart phones, cameras, dating apps and...

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