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Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour: Viral hepatitis

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UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, October 2016 The Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour presents data from a selection of the behavioural and social research conducted by the Centre for Social Research in Health. The report focuses in particular on studies assessing trends over time or addressing emerging issues. The Viral Hepatitis Supplement covers a few key issues which stand out  in...

SpeakEasy Podcast (blood borne viruses and people who use drugs)

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Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW, 2016 Annie Madden and Professor Carla Treloar have dedicated much of their lives to working in taboo fields of research: blood borne viruses and drug users. These two brilliant minds bring a wealth of expertise, knowledge and insight to real world subjects in SpeakEasy, holding engaging conversations with very special guests each episode. Episodes so...

Prisons need better drug treatment programs to control infectious diseases

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The Conversation, July 15, 2016 10.56am AEST Worldwide, around 30 million people enter and leave prison each year. Of these people, around 4.5 million have hepatitis C, almost 1 million have HIV and 1.5 million have hepatitis B infections. In many countries, prisons are underfunded and overcrowded, and injecting drug use is common. Those who enter prison uninfected are at risk of becoming...

Study finds previously incarcerated women with HIV less likely to adhere to treatment

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British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, July 19, 2016 The British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BCCfE) has released new research that finds previously incarcerated women with HIV are three times more likely to have poor adherence to combination anti-retroviral therapy than HIV positive women who have not been incarcerated. Simon Fraser University Health Sciences...

Female domestic violence victims being punished for acting in self defence, say advocates

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ABC radio, Posted 6/7/2016 at 7:12pm
Advocates are calling for a change to domestic violence laws, arguing too many victims are being punished for acting in self defence. The number of female prisoners convicted of violent offences is rising – and it is particularly high among Indigenous women.
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