Tagpre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Watch on-demand: Sessions from the 1st Australasian Conference on Point of Care Testing

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Australasian Society for HIV Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), 26/04/2023 The inaugural 1st Australasian Conference on Point of Care Testing for Infectious Diseases was an outstanding achievement. Hosted at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park on the 14th and 15th of March, the conference attracted over 270 attendees from 19 different countries, representing numerous disciplines...

Treatment as prevention works: HIV infections down by 66 per cent in NSW and Victoria

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, 17th April 2023 A ten-year study into the impact of HIV ‘treatment as prevention’ has found that a 27 per cent increase in people accessing effective HIV treatment saw HIV infections decrease by 66 per cent between 2010 to 2019, in NSW and Victoria.  The findings, published today in Lancet HIV, show the success of HIV treatment as prevention in reducing new HIV infections...

STI testing and management advice has changed

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), & Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections Standing Committee (BBVSS), 2023 The Australian STI Management Guidelines were updated between 2020-2022 by a multidisciplinary group of clinical and non-clinical experts. While all sections have been updated, some have had major changes. The key changes...

Sexual health & BBV resources for professionals who work with multicultural communities

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Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, as at August 2022 The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Part of this involves working with professionals from health, community, and local government services to improve their responsiveness to people from these communities.  One of the ways they do this is by...

Utilisation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in the Australian general practice setting

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Chidwick Kendal, Pollack Allan, Busingye Doreen, Norman Sarah, Grulich Andrew, Bavinton Benjamin, Guy Rebecca, Medland Nick (2022) Utilisation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in the Australian general practice setting: a longitudinal observational study. Sexual Health 19, 101-111. Abstract: Background: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) became available through the Australian...

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...

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