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Hepatitis C In NSP Settings: free training

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ASHM, June 2022 This free training aims to provide participants with the confidence to initiate conversations around hepatitis C in the needle and syringe program (NSP) setting. Frontline workers in NSP settings have a crucial and unique role to play in eliminating hepatitis C. Every day you’re talking to people who might be living with hepatitis C, and in these conversations you can support...

How long should clinicians spend sampling the pharynx for gonorrhoea culture specimens?

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Stuart Sarah, Richardson Daniel, Iwuji Collins, Soni Suneeta (2021) How long should clinicians spend sampling the pharynx for gonorrhoea culture specimens?. Sexual Health 19, 74-75. Abstract: There are few data on the length of time clinicians should take sampling the pharynx to optimise the sensitivity of gonorrhoea culture specimens and we aimed to gain a consensus on sampling time. The...

Socioeconomic, behavioural and health factors associated with chlamydia testing in sexually active young women

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ilson Louise Forsyth, Dobson Annette Jane, Doust Jenny, Mishra Gita Devi (2022) Socioeconomic, behavioural and health factors associated with chlamydia testing in sexually active young women: an Australian observational cohort study. Sexual Health, 19,112-121. Abstract: Background: Chlamydia trachomatis is the most frequently notified sexually transmitted infection in Australia. Untreated...

Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C

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Young, J., Ablona, A., Klassen, B.J. et al. Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C: a qualitative analysis of key facilitators and ongoing challenges. BMC Public Health 22, 1085 (2022). Abstract: Background In 2018, the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) invited gay, bisexual, trans, queer men and Two-Spirit and non-binary people (GBT2Q) at Pride...

South Australian results of the Migrant Blood-Borne Virus and Sexual Health Survey (MiBSS)

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Curtin University,  released August 2021 In Australia, there are significant health disparities between domestic- and overseas-born residents with respect to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs). For instance, in 2017 the HIV notification rate in Australia was over three times higher for people born in South-East Asia (14 per 100,000) and Sub-Saharan Africa (13...

Response time to an SMS link for a sexual health survey

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Chow Eric P. F., Fairley Christopher K., Fehler Glenda, Afrizal Afrizal, Ong Jason J., Phillips Tiffany R. (2022) Response time to an SMS link for a sexual health survey. Sexual Health In November 2021, clients attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre were invited to participate in the Annual Client Satisfaction Survey by receiving an SMS link at 5:15 pm on the day they attended the clinic...

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