Archive For: ATSIHIV News

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) have endorsed authorised Nurse Practitioner (NP) prescribing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV medicines

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) have endorsed authorised Nurse Practitioner (NP) prescribing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV medicines

February 4 ASHM welcomes the recent recommendation from the PBAC to endorse authorised Nurse Practitioners (NP) to prescribe hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV medicines under the Highly Specialised Drugs (HSD) program. The PBAC recommendation states: Prescriber eligibility requirements currently in place for the relevant medicines under the National Health (Highly specialised drugs program) Special ... Read More
 
‘Miracle’ drop in HIV cases across Qld

‘Miracle’ drop in HIV cases across Qld

January 14 There’s been a significant drop in HIV cases in Queensland in what’s being described as a “modern miracle”. New figures from Queensland Health show HIV cases have dropped by more than 37 per cent. Health experts credit an increase in sexual health tests, both in specialist clinics, and by GPs. There’s also been ... Read More
 
Can HIV Reverse Childhood Vaccinations?

Can HIV Reverse Childhood Vaccinations?

Jan 7  Though so far only specific research has been done on women living with HIV, these troubling findings reveal poz folks are at risk of developing “immunity amnesia.” New research reveals a disturbing problem for people living with HIV. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, HIV-positive people can ... Read More
 
Sexual health services need to be strengthened for PrEP users

Sexual health services need to be strengthened for PrEP users

January 3 However, a global study co-led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Monash University in Australia, has shown that people who are seeking PrEP to prevent HIV are also at high risk of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Supported by the World Health Organization, the study, published in JAMA Open ... Read More
 
Increased usage and confidence in antiretroviral PrEP for the prevention of HIV found in UNSW study

Increased usage and confidence in antiretroviral PrEP for the prevention of HIV found in UNSW study

December 19 Significantly more gay and bisexual men are using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) due to increased confidence in the benefits of HIV treatment for prevention. The number of gay and bisexual men using PrEP to prevent HIV infection has almost doubled in the last two years. The number of gay and bisexual men using ... Read More
 
High sex, low risk: How gay and bisexual men who use drugs are protecting themselves from HIV

High sex, low risk: How gay and bisexual men who use drugs are protecting themselves from HIV

December 10 2019 Kirby Institute researchers have found that gay and bisexual men who use crystal methamphetamine during sex (a practice known as chemsex) are more likely to include biomedical HIV prevention strategies when engaging in condomless sex than those who do not use crystal methamphetamine. Chemsex has traditionally been linked with ‘risky’ sexual behaviours, ... Read More