HIV

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Eradicating a virus from the community requires everyone to have access to prevention, as is the case with tuberculosis. So why not HIV?

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A global-first, UNSW-led trial of an HIV prevention medication has resulted in an almost one-third decline in infections in the large-scale target group.

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An increase in condomless sex in pre-exposure prophylaxis users is predictable as preventing HIV is the key motivator for condom use among gay and bisexual men.

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Proposed changes to Victoria's drug laws and policies have potential but fall short in some key areas.

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A recommendation that the HIV prevention drug PrEP be approved for public subsidy has been hailed as an essential step in Australia's response to HIV.

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PNG's first representative survey of people most at risk for HIV has revealed that one in six sex workers in Port Moresby are HIV positive.

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New data released by the Kirby Centre shows a sharp increase in the diagnosis of gonorrhoea and a widening gap in HIV infection rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. 

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The latest report by UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in Health shows increasing use of HIV medications to prevent the spread of HIV by gay and bisexual men.

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Australia’s annual report card on STIs and blood-borne viruses finds that gonorrhoea has increased by 63% over the past five years.

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Reviews of the global prevalence of injecting drug use and of interventions to prevent the spread of blood-borne viruses among people who inject drugs paint a worrying picture.

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