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Study suggests drug criminalization undermining global HIV/AIDS efforts

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Medical News Today, May 2017 The criminalization of drugs is a leading factor in the world’s HIV epidemic and a potential barrier to eradicating HIV/AIDS, say researchers who’ve undertaken a sweeping review of research on laws and policies prohibiting drug use. Assistant professor Kora DeBeck of SFU’s School of Public Policy, who is a research scientist with the BC Centre for...

Sexual health in Australia’s tropical north

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ABC Radio National Health Report, Monday 5 June 2017 5:45 PM There are currently epidemics of syphilis and HIV in young Indigenous people in Cairns. These epidemics are out of control, and have crossed borders to to the Northern Territory, and in the case of syphilis, to Western Australia and South Australia as well. But in better news, Cairns is a nation leader when it comes to clearing the...

Latest research shows Australia on track to cure Hepatitis C

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Kirby Institute/UNSW – 21 February 2017
More Australians were treated for their hepatitis C infection in the first year new generation hepatitis C regimens were made available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schemes than in the past decade, according to a new report released today by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney.

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AMA calls for needle and syringe programs (NSPs) to be introduced in prisons

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Australian Medical Association, January 9th 2017 The AMA has called for needle and syringe programs (NSPs) to be introduced in prisons and other custodial settings, to reduce the spread of Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) including hepatitis B and C, and HIV. AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said today that prevalence of BBVs is significantly higher in prisons, yet custodial facilities provide a...

Australian Government breaks silence on Hep C Inquiry

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Hepatitis Australia, November 10, 2016 The Australian Government tabled its response to the Silent Disease – Inquiry into hepatitis C in Australia yesterday, but commits to little.  The Silent Disease Report was released by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health during June 2015 after extensive consultation with health experts, community organisations and people affected by...

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