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Monkeypox update: Vaccine appointments in SA / Clinical Guidance / Information for GBMSM / Podcast

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1. Monkeypox Virus Vaccine in South Australia SHINE SA, 11th August 2022 The situation with monkeypox virus and vaccine availability is changing quickly. Limited monkeypox (MPX) vaccine appointments are now available in SA. As there is currently very limited supply of MPX Vaccine in SA, SHINE SA have been advised by SA Health that until further notice, eligibility is limited to people who meet...

Draft model of care for TGD people in SA released: feedback sought

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South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA), July 2022 On 21 July 2022 trans community advocates and SARAA met with Health Minister Chris Picton MP to present signatures from over 150 South Australians calling for timely and accessible gender affirming healthcare. SA Health released their draft State-wide Gender Diversity Model of Care later that day. It sets out plans for: continued...

Monkeypox Virus (MPV): Public Health Alert, Stigmatising Language Warning, and more

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1. Monkeypox Virus (MPV) Infection Public Health Alert SA Health, 21 May 2022 Monkeypox infection is caused by monkeypox virus. It is endemic in central and west Africa with cases outside Africa usually detected in returned travellers. As of 20 May 2022, 15 countries have reported 27 confirmed and 45 suspected cases of monkeypox. Several countries have reported cases in men who have sex with men...

Syphilis Is Still Out There: What Clinicians Need to Know

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SHINE SA, Posted on November 25, 2021 An ongoing infectious syphilis outbreak has spread across Australia’s states and territories leading to an endemic level in some areas. The outbreak was first reported among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and remote northern Australia in 2011. Clinicians are now encouraged to have a high clinical suspicion for syphilis in all population...

SHINE SA Welcomes Australia-Wide Ban on Harassment Outside Abortion Clinics

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SHINE SA, 12.08.21 SHINE SA welcomes the latest legislation in Western Australia that protects the safety and privacy of people seeking reproductive healthcare. WA is the final state in Australia to place these protections. In November 2020, South Australia passed similar legislation know as the ‘Safe Access Zones’ bill. This bill ensures people seeking abortions and those that provide them can...

New SMS service for SA HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Hotline

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Communicable Disease Control Branch, Health Regulation and Protection, Department of Health and Wellbeing, Government of South Australia,  February 2021 The South Australian HIV PEP Hotline (1800 022 226) provides advice, triage and information to members of the community who may have been exposed to HIV, and if assessed as eligible, directs them to their nearest PEP access point. Most HIV PEP...

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