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Cervical Screening Update recording now available!

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SHINE SA, August 2018 SHINE SA is proud to present our pilot Clinical Education Forum recording. This recording is available free of charge,  and access is limited to three months only. Topic: Cervical Screening Update Presenters: Megan van Zanten & Dr Amy Moten The forum ensures your knowledge of the National Cervical Screening Renewed Guidelines is accurate and in line with best practice...

SHINE’s Marriage Equality Counselling Service launches today

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SHINE SA, October 16, 2017 Is the marriage equality ‘debate’ making you feel hopeless, afraid, lonely, angry or upset? Are you struggling with relationships, discrimination or bullying? Not sure who to talk to or where to get help? Marriage Equality Counselling Service is a free, confidential telephone and online counselling service available to LGBTIQ South Australians of all ages, staffed...

What is going on in gay men’s lives when they acquire HIV?

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nam/aidsmap, Published: 08 September 2017 Gay men in England who have recently become HIV positive describe a complex web of factors which may have contributed to their infection, according to a qualitative study recently published in BMJ Open. “Individuals who experienced multiple stressors, gradually over the life course or more suddenly, were especially vulnerable to HIV and being drawn into...

What is “successful ageing” for people living with HIV?

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nam/aidsmap,  26 August 2017 When Canadian researchers asked HIV-positive people over the age of 50 how they would define “successful ageing”, six key themes emerged – accepting limitations, staying positive, maintaining social support, taking responsibility, living a healthy lifestyle, and engaging in meaningful activities. Writing in the International Journal of STD & AIDS, Patricia Solomon...

Suicide accounts for 2% of deaths in people with HIV, twice the rate of the general population

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nam/aidsmap, 06 April 2017 Men living with HIV have an elevated rate of suicide, particularly in the first year after diagnosis, according to a fifteen-year study of almost 90,000 people diagnosed with HIV in England and Wales, with comparison against the general population. Suicides occurred at similar rates in gay and heterosexual men. Rates were elevated in injecting drug users, compared to...

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