Archive For: ATSIHIV News

Increased Incidence of STIs in Gay/Bisexual Men Who Received HIV PrEP

Increased Incidence of STIs in Gay/Bisexual Men Who Received HIV PrEP

May 7, 2019 Bradley van Paridon An increased incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) was associated with the receipt of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in gay and bisexual men, according to data published in JAMA. To describe the STI incidence and behavioral risk factors in a cohort of gay and bisexual men using PrEP and ... Read More
 
‘Critical to reconciliation’: Labor’s plan to close the gap on Indigenous health

‘Critical to reconciliation’: Labor’s plan to close the gap on Indigenous health

April 17, 2019 Bill Shorten is set to unveil a $115 million plan to tackle the Indigenous health crisis, as he seeks to position Labor as the only party capable of closing the ten-year gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and their non-Indigenous peers. The package includes $29.6 million to ... Read More
 
HIV rates in the NT nearly doubles

HIV rates in the NT nearly doubles

April 15, 2019 THE number of cases of HIV in the NT has nearly doubled in the last financial year — increasing from nine cases in the third quarter of 2017 to 16 in the third quarter of 2018, shows recently released data. The NT Disease Control Bulletin shows the ... Read More
 
Health advice says we should exercise, sleep more and eat better. But it’s not an option for all of us

Health advice says we should exercise, sleep more and eat better. But it’s not an option for all of us

Every day we’re bombarded with stories telling us how to live our healthiest lives. We’re told we should sleep seven to nine hours each night, eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, exercise regularly, drink lots of water and avoid alcohol. It’s a lot to take in. And even though it might be based on the ... Read More
 
Funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Absent from Federal Budget

Funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Absent from Federal Budget

April 3, 2019 The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is disappointed at the lack of funding allocated in the 2019-2020 federal budget for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services and the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector. NACCHO welcomes the $15 million allocated for Indigenous suicide prevention and the $20 million for Indigenous ... Read More
 
19,000 Australians now using PBS subsidised anti-HIV drugs

19,000 Australians now using PBS subsidised anti-HIV drugs

March 25, 2019 About 19,000 Australians have taken advantage of anti-HIV drugs in the first two years of groundbreaking PrEP regimen being subsidised via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Researchers point to the increasing number of HIV-positive Australians starting early anti­retroviral treatment to prevent its development and spread. The latest surveillance ... Read More