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Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV: An overview for Health Professionals

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SHINE SA, October 2018 Access to PEP after an eligible exposure to HIV is a medical emergency. Your response to patients presenting for PEP can support them in preventing a life-long infection with HIV. A brief, online training module has been created to support health professionals to: • Increase your understanding of PEP as an emergency presentation and vital HIV prevention measure • Assist you...

HIV PrEP update & HIV prescriber update in Adelaide

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ASHM, October 2018 HIV PrEP Update for GPs and Practice Nurses This training will provide GPs, Nurses, and Health Professionals working in primary care an update on strategies available for the prevention of HIV transmission, focusing on prevention particularly pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). – Date Tuesday, 23 October 2018 – Venue Mercure Grosvenor, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide SA...

Australia’s health 2018 (Report)

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,  Release Date: 20 Jun 2018   Australia’s Health 2018 is the AIHW’s 16th biennial report on the health of Australians. It examines a wide range of contemporary topics in a series of analytical feature articles and short statistical snapshots. The report also summarises the performance of the health system against an agreed set of indicators...

How to redesign the vaginal speculum

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Guardian, Tue 24 Apr 2018 02.23 AEST Cervical screening is at its lowest rate in 19 years. The Jade Goody effect, named for the increase in women attending screening after the reality TV star died of the disease in 2009, has disappeared. In 2015 and 2016, only 72.7% of eligible women went to a screening when invited. That doesn’t sound too bad, but it means 1.2 million women didn’t attend. What...

Clinical Education Forums at SHINE SA

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SHINE SA, April 2018 SHINE SA hosts regular education sessions focused on clinically relevant issues. These sessions are available for doctors, nurses, midwives and other interested professionals. QI&CPD points can be applied for each session. Forums include light refreshments, an educational presentation (1.5 hours CPD) and networking opportunities. SHINE SA is trialling various software and...

HIV PrEP available on PBS in Australia from 1 April / Links to Clinical Resources

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), 21 March 2018 ASHM congratulates the Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt’s announcement of a landmark in HIV prevention to approve HIV-prevention drugs – tenofovir with emtricitabine, known as PrEP – on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 April, thereby providing broader access for any doctor or general...

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