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Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Recruitment and Report

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, July 2020 Social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 may affect how gay and bisexual men are arranging their sex lives and taking care of their health. And this will likely also affect trends in HIV infection and STIs over coming months, or even years. Monitoring the impact of COVID-19, before, during, and after the pandemic, is essential to understanding and responding...

Estimates of female genital mutilation/cutting: comparison between a nationwide survey in midwifery practices and extrapolation-model

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Kawous, R., van den Muijsenbergh, M.E.T.C., Geraci, D. et al.  Estimates of female genital mutilation/cutting in the Netherlands: a comparison between a nationwide survey in midwifery practices and extrapolation-model.  BMC Public Health 20, 1033 (2020). Background Owing to migration, female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) has become a growing concern in host countries in which FGM/C is not...

Call for allies to step up with LGBTQ distress ‘worse than after postal survey’

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Sydney Morning Herald, February 23, 2020 Four out of five LGBTQ+ people say they feel worse now than they did after the “yes” vote on same-sex marriage, describing the debate over religious discrimination as “Marriage Equality 2.0” because it is amplifying negative voices. The findings are from the Make Love Louder report by Macquarie University researcher Shirleene...

Increased usage and confidence in antiretroviral PrEP for the prevention of HIV found in UNSW study

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UNSW, December 2019 The number of gay and bisexual men using PrEP to prevent HIV infection has almost doubled in the last two years, according to the latest report from the PrEPARE Project.   The national online survey of Australian gay and bisexual men found that 43% of gay and bisexual men had used the antiretroviral drug in 2019, up from 24% in 2017. This increase aligns with falling HIV...

Discrimination: a health hazard for people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds resettled in Australia

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Ziersch, A., Due, C. & Walsh, M. Discrimination: a health hazard for people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds resettled in Australia. BMC Public Health 20, 108 (2020). Abstract Background Research has shown that discrimination is harmful to health, but there is relatively little known about discrimination experienced by people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds in...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey shows mixed outcomes

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 11/12/2019 A new report shows mixed health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a reduction in smoking and improvements in how people feel about their health, but an increased proportion of people with chronic conditions causing significant health problems. The 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey released...

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