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U and Me Can Stop HIV (video)

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YoungDeadlyFree, December 2019 U and me Can Stop HIV: this 8-minute animated video is designed to reach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the latest information on HIV.  Animations can help explain the facts about STIs and BBVs in an engaging way that’s easy to understand, and not too confronting. YoungDeadlyFree have produced these animations for young people to access directly...

What’s new in HIV and hep C? An update for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), June 2019 This Deadly Sex Update webinar provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and community workers with an introduction and the latest news in hepatitis C and HIV. The information presented supports health workers to discuss key messages with clients and the community around hep C and HIV, including...

Increased screening for syphilis and HIV in SA – new advice for clinicians (video)

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SHINE SA,  July 31, 2019 SHINE SA have released a short video resource for health professionals providing advice on the current syphilis outbreak in South Australia. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It presents a serious public health issue as it causes harm to the developing foetus and increases the transmission and acquisition of HIV. The 5 minute video SA Syphilis Outbreak –...

STIs in remote Australia

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ABC Health Report, Monday 18 March 2019 5:45 PM Leading Aboriginal researcher Associate Professor James Ward* is calling for action in remote Australia to deal with a preventable epidemic of sexually transmissible infections — including syphilis — in a population that’s no more sexually active than non-Indigenous people of the same age.   He joined Dr Norman Swan’s Health Report on ABC RN...

Understanding U=U for women living with HIV

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ICASO, September 2018 Since its announcement, Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U) has become a call to action to assert that when someone living with HIV has an undetectable viral load they cannot transmit HIV. Additionally, the U=U message is evolving to challenge notions of HIV infectivity, vulnerability and stigma. The science behind the U=U message provides the evidence that we can...

HIV diagnoses hit seven year low: Australia’s annual HIV figures released

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, Monday, 24 September 2018 Australia has recorded its lowest level of HIV diagnoses in seven years, according to a new report from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney. The report, released at the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference in Sydney, found that there were 963 new HIV diagnoses in 2017, the lowest number since 2010. Researchers are attributing the promising results...

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