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‘People are scared’: the fight against a deadly virus no one has heard of

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Guardian Australia, Tue 24 Apr 2018 14.52 AEST An Aboriginal woman – we’ll call her B – is sitting in a dry creek bed outside her community and telling the world “this is a very bad disease. But we have to talk in a way not to shame people. Not telling them straight out. Telling them gently and quietly.” B is talking about a sickness that has killed her family member and is a potential tragedy...

Survey for all women and anyone with a cervix: HPV-related cancer awareness

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Positive Life in partnership with Femfatales, the National Network of Women Living with HIV, 2018 All women and anyone with a cervix in Australia, both HIV-positive and HIV-negative, are invited to take an online, anonymous survey about awareness of HPV and related cancers. Positive Life NSW in partnership with Femfatales, the National Network of Women Living with HIV, has developed a survey to...

In[ter]view: SHINE SA’s Dr Amy Moten

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Verse magazine, Edition 18, September 2017 This edition we talked to Amy, SHINE SA’s Medical Educator, who is answering all your questions when it comes to the ‘what’s this’ and ‘how do I check that’ of sex. How often should people who are sexually active get tested? You should have a test when symptoms of a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) are first noticed or if a sexual partner is...

First medical study on chest binding recently published

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The first medical study on chest binding transgender and non-binary people was published last year.  The researchers hope that the study will provide an initial roadmap for change, educating physicians on the benefits and impacts of binding and allowing those who bind to take charge of their health. They scoured peer-reviewed literature and information from health clinics, LGBTQ organizations...

Correlation between pubic hair grooming and STIs

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Abstract Objective STIs are the most common infections among adults. Concurrently, pubic hair grooming is prevalent. Small-scale studies have demonstrated a relationship between pubic hair grooming and STIs. We aim to examine this relationship in a large sample of men and women. Design We conducted a probability survey of US residents aged 18–65 years. The survey ascertained self-reported pubic...

Science & Health Scabies Research Breakthrough Will Help Remote Indigenous Australian Communities

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Gizmodo, 15/2/16 Australian researchers have used cutting-edge genome technologies to reveal the genetic makeup of a widespread skin parasite causing serious health problems in Aboriginal communities. The research team identified the genetic ‘map’ of the human parasitic scabies mite, accelerating research that could lead to new ways of preventing and treating scabies infestations and prevent...

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