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Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C

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Young, J., Ablona, A., Klassen, B.J. et al. Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C: a qualitative analysis of key facilitators and ongoing challenges. BMC Public Health 22, 1085 (2022). Abstract: Background In 2018, the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) invited gay, bisexual, trans, queer men and Two-Spirit and non-binary people (GBT2Q) at Pride...

South Australian results of the Migrant Blood-Borne Virus and Sexual Health Survey (MiBSS)

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Curtin University,  released August 2021 In Australia, there are significant health disparities between domestic- and overseas-born residents with respect to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs). For instance, in 2017 the HIV notification rate in Australia was over three times higher for people born in South-East Asia (14 per 100,000) and Sub-Saharan Africa (13...

Sexual mixing patterns among male–female partnerships in Melbourne

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Greaves Kate E., Fairley Christopher K., Engel Jaimie L., Ong Jason J., Rodriguez Elena, Phillips Tiffany R., Chow Eric P. F. (2022) Sexual mixing patterns among male–female partnerships in Melbourne, Australia. Sexual Health 19, 33-38. Abstract Background:Individuals who have both opposite- and same-sex partners have the potential to pass sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between high- and...

Report: Changing community attitudes to improve inclusion of people with disability

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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability,  3 May 2022 The Disability Royal Commission has just published a report, called ‘Changing community attitudes to improve inclusion of people with disability.’ The report was written by researchers from the University of New South Wales Sydney and Flinders University. The report looked at what could be done...

Sexual behaviour during COVID-19

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Goller Jane L., Bittleston Helen, Kong Fabian Yuh Shiong, Bourchier Louise, Williams Henrietta, Malta Sue, Vaisey Alaina, Lau Andrew, Hocking Jane S., Coombe Jacqueline (2022) Sexual behaviour during COVID-19: a repeated cross-sectional survey in Victoria, Australia. Sexual Health , Background: During 2020, the State of Victoria (Australia) experienced two COVID-19 waves. Both resulted in...

Response time to an SMS link for a sexual health survey

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Chow Eric P. F., Fairley Christopher K., Fehler Glenda, Afrizal Afrizal, Ong Jason J., Phillips Tiffany R. (2022) Response time to an SMS link for a sexual health survey. Sexual Health In November 2021, clients attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre were invited to participate in the Annual Client Satisfaction Survey by receiving an SMS link at 5:15 pm on the day they attended the clinic...

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