Archive For: ATSIHIV News

HIV-test vending machines aim to create change in Brisbane

HIV-test vending machines aim to create change in Brisbane

By Jocelyn Garcia 8 December 2018 — 10:21am A University of Queensland researcher has been awarded a $70,000 grant towards a HIV-test vending machine pilot program to target people who may avoid traditional testing methods in Brisbane. UQ senior research fellow Dr Owain Williams received one of six research project grants, and the largest amount, from ... Read More
 

New HIV drugs set to be cheaper

3rd December 2018 A new single-dose, two-drug regimen to treat HIV, dolutegravir and rilpivirine, is to be listed on the PBS. The 1 December listing will substantially reduce the cost of the drugs for patients, which currently retail at $10,800 a year. The step comes as the Federal Government launches Australia’s eighth national HIV strategy, which aims to virtually ... Read More
 
Health authorities declare syphilis outbreak has spread to Adelaide

Health authorities declare syphilis outbreak has spread to Adelaide

EXCLUSIVE BY REBECCA PUDDY AND ISABEL DAYMAN UPDATED WED AT 8:04PM A syphilis outbreak has been declared in Adelaide, as health authorities warn unborn babies could die if the infectious disease transmits through the womb. Key points: A syphilis outbreak has spread to Adelaide There have been 64 cases reported in SA, including an infant, since 2016 An outbreak of ... Read More
 
Major study to plug gaps in Indigenous health data

Major study to plug gaps in Indigenous health data

October 30, 2018 The biggest ever study of health and wellbeing among Indigenous adults will be launched Thursday. Among the data to be collected by researchers is the impact of historical policy decisions such as the Stolen Generations and exposure to racism, as well as how culture is linked to wellbeing. The Mayi Kuwayu study ... Read More
 
HIV epidemiology in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Why is there a gap and how do we address it?

HIV epidemiology in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Why is there a gap and how do we address it?

A report on Dr James Ward’s presentation on day 1 of the Conference. Australia has seen a “relentless increase” in new HIV diagnoses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples, said Professor James Ward at the HIVAIDS Conference in Sydney today. This increase lies on a background of a reduction of new HIV diagnoses ... Read More
 
HIV rates continue to increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

HIV rates continue to increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Rates of HIV infection in Australia’s Indigenous communities remain stubbornly high, even as they drop across the population. New figures released today show that in 2017 Australia had its lowest number of new diagnoses in seven years. But researchers say the disparity may be addressed by making treatments and preventative measures more accessible. By Sarah ... Read More