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Holiday closures at SHINE SA

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SHINE SA Woodville and Davoren Park Closed between Mon 24 Dec and Tues 1 January 2019 Reopening Wed 2 January 2019 SHINE SA Noarlunga Closed between Mon 24 Dec and Fri 4 January 2019 Reopening Mon 7 January 2019 SHINE SA Hyde Street Closed between Tues 25 December and Thurs 27 Dec Reopening Wed 2 January 2019 Mon 24 December – open 9am-1pm GP appointments only, no Rapido Clinic Fri 28 December –...

HIV rapid testing in community and outreach sites: results of a demonstration project in Italy

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BMC Public Health 2018 18:748 Published: 18 June 2018mob Abstract Background Globally the access to HIV testing has greatly increased over the past 30 years. Nonetheless, a high proportion of people living with HIV remains undiagnosed, even in resource rich countries. To increase the proportion of people aware of their HIV serostatus and their access to medical care, several strategies have been...

Barriers to HIV testing for people born in Southeast Asia & sub-Saharan Africa

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Curtin University,  2017 Over the past decade Australia has seen an increase in HIV notifications among people born in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and South East Asia (SEA). People born in these regions have the highest rates of HIV diagnosis by region of birth and are overrepresented in late or advanced presentations of HIV infection. Previous research indicates that migrants from SSA and SEA...

SAMESH Newsletter Spring 2017

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SAMESH, 20/09/2017 The Spring newsletter is now available from SAMESH: South Australia Mobilisation + Empowerment for Sexual Health. SAMESH provides support, education and training about Sexual Health and HIV for men who have sex with men and people living with HIV, as well as services for the broader LGBTIQ community, in South Australia. It is a joint program of SHine SA and VAC. View Spring...

News from Brisbane: HIV notifications fallen, rapid STI testing starting

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HIV notifications drop by 30 per cent in Metro North and South Brisbane Times, Oct 31 2016 New HIV notifications have dropped 30 per cent in the first six months of this year in the Metro North and South areas, compared to the previous five-year average. The results, detailed in the latest HIV Foundation Queensland annual report, show the state records among the best results in the nation. Read...

Spike in [Victorian] HIV rates strike a blow to ambitious new targets

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The Age, October 7 2016 Victorian health department figures reveal an increase in notified cases of HIV – from 143 in the first six months of last year, to 170 in the first six months of this year – as well as a 112 per cent rise in the number of AIDS-related deaths, from 8 to 17, over the same period. Chief health officer Professor Charles Guest said the increase was partly driven by more people...

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