Archive For: ATSIHIV News

NEW ACON CAMPAIGN AIMS TO TACKLE HIV STIGMA

SEPTEMBER 6, 2021 Forty years after the first case of HIV was reported in the United States, stigma around HIV/AIDS continues to impact the community. Now, a new campaign from NSW’s leading HIV organisation ACON and led by people living with HIV (PLHIV) is aiming to change the conversation. The campaign, It’s Time to Think Positive ... Read More
 
PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE HIV RESPONSE

PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE HIV RESPONSE

By James May I appreciate the sentiments raised in the recent Star Observer article, HIV at 40: Lessons We Can Learn From Long-Term Survivors. Thanks to both David and Michael for sharing their stories. It’s a perspective we need more in the media. We read many reports about HIV treatment and prevention, and not enough about the lived ... Read More
 
HIV Awareness Week 2020 virtual trivia – bring your ‘A’ game

HIV Awareness Week 2020 virtual trivia – bring your ‘A’ game

November 26 2020 HIV Awareness Week 2020 virtual trivia – bring your ‘A’ game Rates of HIV and STI notifications are higher among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population than for the non-Indigenous population. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week (ATSIHAW) is held in the first week of December each year, to coincide ... Read More
 
Update on COVID-19 for PLHIV

Update on COVID-19 for PLHIV

SAMESH, SHINE SA, and Thorne Harbour Health are encouraging people living with HIV (PLHIV) to take additional precautions in the face of the changing landscape around 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to ensure the ongoing health and wellbeing of all PLHIV who are more vulnerable to COVID-19. This means minimising the risk of exposure ... Read More
 
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