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Experts are worried more STIs are going round undetected because of COVID

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ABC News, 28th April 2021 The initial stats were looking good: that sexually transmissible infection (STI) rates have dropped during the pandemic, thanks to things like lockdown and social distancing. But new research from the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre and University of Sydney suggests that might only be a short-term thing, and that rates of undetected STIs could be a lot higher than we...

HIV in Australia 2021: infographics

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AFAO, December 1st, 2020 Each year, AFAO develops the ‘HIV in Australia’ summary of the latest key HIV data and stats. The latest summary has just been released. Key points: Rapid uptake of PrEP, in combination with treatment as prevention, has led to declines in HIV notifications among Australian-born gay and bisexual men. Across the last six years, there has been a 44% decrease in HIV...

Can Australia be the first country to eliminate HIV transmissions?

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ABC Radio National Life Matters, Monday 5 June 2017 9:06 AM Did you know that Australia has a national strategy to reduce HIV transmission to zero by 2020? That’s a big ask and it’s only three years away. There are currently about 25,000 people living with HIV in Australia and the number of new infections each year is down to about 1000. But it’s been stuck at that number for...

AMA calls for needle and syringe programs (NSPs) to be introduced in prisons

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Australian Medical Association, January 9th 2017 The AMA has called for needle and syringe programs (NSPs) to be introduced in prisons and other custodial settings, to reduce the spread of Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) including hepatitis B and C, and HIV. AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said today that prevalence of BBVs is significantly higher in prisons, yet custodial facilities provide a...

Sexually active U.S. teens, young adults not getting HIV tests

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Reuters health, January 20, 2016 \Most U.S. high school students and young adults who have sex don’t get HIV tests, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On average, just 22 percent of high school students and 33 percent of young adults aged 18 to 24 who report ever having sexual intercourse also report being tested at least once for HIV, researchers...

For African migrants in Europe, destitution shapes sexual behaviour and HIV risk

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nam, 1 December 2015 For African migrants recently arrived in France, periods without a residence permit, secure housing or enough money are very common and are associated with transactional and casual sexual relationships, especially in women, Annabel Desgrées du Loû and colleagues report in AIDS. Moreover one third of those living with HIV seroconverted after arriving in the country and the...

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