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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week Newsletter

July 2017 ATSIHAW 2017: 27 November – 1 December ATSIHAW is our week to promote awareness of HIV in our communities. ATSIHAW is celebrating its 4th year, and we are planning a big week of events right across Australia. We would like to thank all of the participating ACCHS and other organisations for making 2016 such a ... Read More
 
New initiative to prevent the spread of syphilis in remote Indigenous communities

New initiative to prevent the spread of syphilis in remote Indigenous communities

On Saturday, 1 July, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute launched a new multifaceted community education and awareness program in the fight against syphilis in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The campaign, entitled ‘Young, Deadly, Syphilis Free’, will utilise mediums including two television commercials, social media, local radio and a new ... Read More
 
New STI data for Queensland

New STI data for Queensland

New STI data from QLD for 2016 shows increases from 2015 in chlamydia (7%), gonorrhoea (31%) and syphilis (18%). This data is for the whole of the Queensland population – data specifically on diagnoses among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is yet to be released. Some good news is a slight drop in HIV ... Read More
 
Community embraces 2016 HIV Awareness Week

Community embraces 2016 HIV Awareness Week

With diagnoses and rates of HIV in Aboriginal communities at an all-time high since 1992, this year’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week (ATSIHAW) is more important than ever. The role of ATSIHAW is to promote action and prevention of HIV in communities across Australia. ATSIHAW will be launched in Canberra for its ... Read More