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Statement of Support for Decriminalisation of Sex Work

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SHINE SA, June 1st 2021 SHINE SA supports the decriminalisation of sex work.* In 2018 a global systematic review led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that any criminalisation/repressive policing of sex workers, their clients and/or sex work: increased risk of condomless sex, increased risk of infection of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), disrupted...

South Australian Launch of Writing Themselves in 4: Webinar Invite

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SHINE SA, April 2021 This year one of the largest ever studies on the experiences of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia was released: Writing Themselves In 4. The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University asked 6,418 LGBTQA+ people aged 14 to 21 about their experiences with education, homelessness, harassment, assault, mental health, community...

Gender Adventure Workshops for Newly Identified Trans and Gender Diverse Young People

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SHINE SA, April 2021 SHINE SA’s Gender Wellbeing Service presents GENDER ADVENTURE: Free Online Workshops for newly identified Trans and Gender Diverse Young People Who are these workshops for? People who are newly identified or out as trans and gender diverse, and who are also young people aged between 18 to 25. What will we cover? Exploring your own identity Self care and wellbeing Coming...

Covid Vaccine Eligibility declaration form for PLHIV

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via AFAO/NAPWHA/Thorne Harbour Health, March 2021 Australia has now begun Phase 1b of the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out program. All people living with HIV are eligible to receive the vaccine during this phase. There is an Covid Vaccine Eligibility declaration form that Phase 1B eligible  patients can take with them to any vaccination clinic / hub.  HIV positive patients are explicitly included...

‘Good intentions are not enough’: Calls to consider complex coercive control faced by migrant women

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SBS News, 24/2/2021 Groups representing culturally and linguistically diverse communities are calling for a cautious approach to criminalising coercive control that gives a voice to already vulnerable victim-survivors. Coercive and controlling behaviours are complex and can look vastly different across culturally and linguistically diverse communities, experts have told a parliamentary inquiry...

FDA Approves Cabenuva, the First Complete Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment

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Poz.com, January 21, 2021 On January 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA approved the first complete injectable HIV treatment regimen that does not require daily pills. Cabenuva, from ViiV Healthcare, is administered only once a month. It is approved for people with an undetectable viral load on their current therapy who wish to switch to a long-acting regimen. Cabenuva consists...

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