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Research Matters: Bisexuality, Health, and Wellbeing factsheet

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Rainbow Health Victoria, September 23rd, 2021 Today, 23 September, is Celebrate Bisexuality Day. This day is recognised internationally and aims to increase visibility and promote pride for bisexual and bi+ people. Rainbow Health Victoria are launching their next issue in the Research Matters series: the Bisexuality, Health, and Wellbeing factsheet. This factsheet covers: 1. Introduction 2...

Can hepatitis C be transmitted to a foetus?

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Medical News Today,  Medically reviewed by Carolyn Kay M.D. & Written by Zia Sherrell MPH, May 13, 2021 The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can transmit to a fetus during pregnancy, but the risk of this happening is low. And if the transmission occurs, the baby’s immune system may clear the virus on its own. If the baby’s immune system does not clear the virus, there are safe and effective treatments...

Continuing declines in HIV diagnoses thanks to successful PrEP rollout in NSW

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 Kirby Institute at UNSW, Friday July 2nd, 2021 New research from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney shows that HIV transmissions are at historically low rates among almost 10,000 high-risk gay and bisexual men on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the HIV prevention medication. Low HIV rates persisted after PrEP moved from being available cost-free as part of a NSW clinical trial, to being...

Agenda 2025: Ending HIV transmission in Australia in four years

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Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), 17th June 2021 Agenda 2025 is a fully costed plan which draws upon evidence based research and is backed by top researchers, leaders, and clinicians in Australia’s community-led HIV response.  Australia can end HIV transmission within four short years, averting over 6,000 infections by 2030 and saving $1.4 billion in health costs, according to a...

New digital factsheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

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Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance (ANA) and ‘Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), June 2021 The Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance (ANA) and AFAO are very excited to bring you these new digital factsheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on PrEP, PEP, treatment as prevention, and HIV testing. Representatives from ANA and our other member organisations...

Statement of Support for Decriminalisation of Sex Work

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SHINE SA, June 1st 2021 SHINE SA supports the decriminalisation of sex work.* In 2018 a global systematic review led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that any criminalisation/repressive policing of sex workers, their clients and/or sex work: increased risk of condomless sex, increased risk of infection of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), disrupted...

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