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Gay Asian Proud (GAP) Forum: Dating Amidst COVID and Vaccines

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Gay Asian Proud (GAP) & Thorne Harbour Health,  October 2021 A free online forum on how COVID-19 and vaccination affect and change the way Asian same sex-attracted men date and form intimate relationships. About this event: Apart from triggering mental health concerns, COVID-19 has made a tremendous impact on the way we interact and socialise. The international move towards a vaccination...

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...

Experts are worried more STIs are going round undetected because of COVID

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ABC News, 28th April 2021 The initial stats were looking good: that sexually transmissible infection (STI) rates have dropped during the pandemic, thanks to things like lockdown and social distancing. But new research from the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre and University of Sydney suggests that might only be a short-term thing, and that rates of undetected STIs could be a lot higher than we...

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...

The Experience of International Students Before and During COVID-19: Housing, work, study, and wellbeing

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 University of Technology Sydney, Australian Research Council study (DP190101073), International students’ experience of renting accommodation in Australia is a crucial but overlooked determinant of their wellbeing, which has been brought into stark relief by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report is based on two surveys of international students in the private rental sector (PRS). The...

How the ‘National Cabinet of Whores’ is leading Australia’s coronavirus response for sex workers

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Roxana Diamond in The Conversation, August 7, 2020 12.31pm AEST This article has links that contain graphic content Many industries and employees have been hurt by COVID-19. But sex workers, who face stigma and discrimination at the best of times, have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. The United Nations has warned, As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, sex workers all over the world...

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