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SHINE SA’s FRESH Course: Disability and Mental Health Focus

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SHINE SA, October 2017 This dynamic 3-day course aims to update workers to include relationships and sexual health education and support in their work. On completion of the FRESH Course you will have:side • an increased level of confidence working with people in the area of sexual health and  relationships • a better understanding of how values and beliefs may influence your practice in this area...

Sex drive: Understanding why low libido is a common problem in middle-aged women

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ABC Health & Wellbeing, Sunday at 08:08 While it’s hard to know exactly how many women experience low libido, it seems it might be more common than previously thought. Almost 70 per cent of Australian women aged 40-65 years old reported a lack of sexual desire in a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The authors noted this was “somewhat higher” than...

The updated 2017 ASHM HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Guidelines

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Journal of Virus Eradication, 2017; 3: 168–184 Daily use of co-formulated tenofovir and emtricitabine for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by populations at high risk of HIV infection is now recommended in guidelines from the United States, Europe and Australia and globally through the 2015 WHO guidelines.  These 2017 Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine‘s...

Birth control: Natural methods of contraception on the rise in Australia

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ABC, 22nd July 2017 Despite the messaging around safe sex and unwanted pregnancies that dominates our discussion of sexual health, a growing number of Australians are opting to risk it. A recent study out of Monash University suggests the use of so-called natural contraception methods, like withdrawal and fertility awareness, are making a comeback. Sara Holton, a research fellow at Monash and co...

Sex without fear – ​my experiment with ​the HIV-prevention drug PrEP

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The Guardian, Thursday 22 June 2017 15.00 AEST When I first heard about the HIV-prevention drug PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis – I had mixed feelings.  It remains controversial even among readers of the gay magazine Attitude. “Why should my taxes pay for these sluts to have bareback sex?” is a typical comment. But I was worried that my reaction was the result of anti-gay conditioning, being...

Quality of Life and Social Functioning during Treatment of Recent Hepatitis C Infection

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Quality of Life and Social Functioning during Treatment of Recent Hepatitis C Infection: A Multi-Centre Prospective Cohort.  PLoS ONE. 2016;11(6):e0150655. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150655 Despite effective treatment for recent hepatitis C (HCV) infection, side-effects and adherence concerns limit its use among people who inject drugs (PWID). This study evaluated health-related quality of life...

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