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Australia’s Annual Sexual Health Check Up: STIs are mostly down, but reductions in testing could be the cause

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 Kirby Institute (UNSW) – released Thursday 8 December 2022 Data released last month by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted testing and diagnoses of sexually transmissible infections (STI) in Australia. The report titled HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual surveillance report shows that in 2021 there...

Intimate partner violence before and during the COVID-19 lockdown

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O’Hara Caitlin Alsandria, Tan Rayner Kay Jin (2022) Intimate partner violence before and during the COVID-19 lockdown: findings from a cross-sectional study in Singapore. Sexual Health, Background: The coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in lockdowns worldwide, with reports suggesting a concomitant increase in the incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV). This study was...

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...

Outcomes of patients with HIV and COVID-19 co-infection

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Danwang C, Noubiap JJ, Robert A, Yombi JC. Outcomes of patients with HIV and COVID-19 co-infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS Res Ther. 2022 Jan 14;19(1):3. doi: 10.1186/s12981-021-00427-y. Abstract: Background: Data on the association of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection with adverse outcomes in patients with COVID-19 are conflicting. This systematic review and meta...

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...

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