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The First National Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Research Strategy 2021-2025

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The Australian Government Department of Health,  July 2021 The First National Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) and Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) Research Strategy (the Strategy) will ensure that future funded research activities best align with the priorities of the BBV and STI research agenda and support measurable progress towards the goals and targets of the five National BBV and STI...

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...

HIV Futures 10 is now open

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University,  June 2021 HIV Futures, the largest and longest-running study of people living with HIV in Australia, is now open for the 10th time. The study has tracked the health, wellbeing and experiences of people living with HIV in Australia for the past 25 years. The HIV Futures 10 survey (hivfutures.org.au) is currently...

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...

Respect Me + You, Is Your Syphilis Check Up Due? (New Campaign)

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May 2021 The Respect Me + You, Is Your Syphilis Check Up Due? Campaign has now launched! This campaign was originally conceived by Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA), and was adapted as a collaboration with SHINE SA in 2020. The campaign is a response to the rise in syphilis infections in South Australia which has been particularly devastating for Aboriginal communities. It is a...

Medically Supervised Injecting Room supporting the most vulnerable, new study shows

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Burnet Institute, June 11, 2021 A new Burnet Institute study shows the North Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) is fulfilling its brief and playing a constructive role by attracting people who are most at risk from harm relating to their injecting drug use, and most in need of the service. The research also points to positive impacts on the amenity of the local area through a...

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