Tagquality of life (QoL)

Client-led care in HIV: perspectives from community and practice

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Crawford, D, Allan, B, Cogle, A, Brown, G. Client-led care in HIV: perspectives from community and practice. HIV Med. 2021; 22 (Suppl 1): 3– 14.  While current antiretroviral and care strategies can effectively suppress HIV, achieving optimal quality of life (QoL) requires a wider consideration of clients’ well-being, the complexity of individuals’ lives and social determinants of health. The...

Consensus statement on the role of health systems in advancing the long-term well-being of PLHIV

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NAPWHA (National Association of people with HIV Australia), July 2021 Despite access to effective ART and viral suppression, people living with HIV often report poor well-being and health-related quality of life. A multidisciplinary panel of 44 global HIV experts articulate how health systems can advance the long-term well-being of people living with HIV by addressing multi-morbidity, health...

People with HIV are at higher risk of ageing-related genetic changes

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Kirby Institute,  released June 2021 Forty years after the first diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, Australian scientists from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have uncovered a vital link in the relationship between HIV and ageing. The results were published in the journal Nature Medicine. In this world-leading study, the research team evaluated age-related genetic...

Program & registrations for the 2021 Sexual Health + HIV&AIDS Conference

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SiREN (WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network), August 2021 Standard registrations for the 2021 Sexual Health + HIV&AIDS Conferences close this Sunday, August 22! Joint Australasian HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences will once again be hosted in a virtual format between 6 to 9 September, following the success of last year’s inaugural virtual...

HIV Futures 10 is now open

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University,  June 2021 HIV Futures, the largest and longest-running study of people living with HIV in Australia, is now open for the 10th time. The study has tracked the health, wellbeing and experiences of people living with HIV in Australia for the past 25 years. The HIV Futures 10 survey (hivfutures.org.au) is currently...

[Australians] with endometriosis face six-year wait for diagnosis, study finds

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The Guardian, Thu 22 Oct 2020 11.55 AEDT A study of 620 [Australians] living with the painful and often debilitating condition endometriosis found [they] have to wait an average of 6.4 years before being diagnosed and often undergo surgeries that fail to improve their chronic pain. The study, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, found despite medical and surgical...

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