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Aug10

Injecting drug use no barrier to Hep C treatments, new study finds

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 10 August 2016 Written by // Ron Hughes

Injecting drug use no barrier to Hep C treatments, new study finds

People who inject drugs on opioid substitution therapy should not be denied new, highly curative hepatitis C treatments, a new study has found.

Feb06

It’s a sex thing: We need to talk about Hep C

POSTED ON // Saturday, 06 February 2016 Written by // David Crawford

It’s a sex thing: We need to talk about Hep C

Positive Life’s Treatment Officer David Crawford asks if we need to be talking with community about the sexual transmission of hepatitis C (HCV and hep C), particularly with men who have sex with men.

May28

Immediate HIV treatment significantly reduces risk of cancer, heart disease: study

POSTED ON // Thursday, 28 May 2015 Written by // Reg Domingo, Ron Hughes

Immediate HIV treatment significantly reduces risk of cancer, heart disease: study

Being on immediate HIV treatment will significantly reduce risk of serious illness like heart diseases and cancer by as much as 50 per cent, a study has found. 

May23

New express HIV testing clinic to launch in Liverpool

POSTED ON // Saturday, 23 May 2015

New express HIV testing clinic to launch in Liverpool

The South West Sydney Local Health District is set to launch a new Express HIV testing clinic at the Liverpool Sexual Health Clinic, to coincide with the NSW HIV Testing Week in June 1-7.

May19

Breakthrough for Burnet in drug discovery

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 19 May 2015 Written by // James Findlay

Breakthrough for Burnet in drug discovery

Developments have been made in creating drugs to help prevent immunity to current HIV medication by Melbourne's Burnet Institute.

May16

US study shows receiving treatment reduces risk of HIV transmission

POSTED ON // Saturday, 16 May 2015 Written by // Ron Hughes

US study shows receiving treatment reduces risk of HIV transmission

A recent US study confirms the benefits of antiretroviral therapy by showing that the majority of HIV is transmitted by people who know they have HIV but are not receiving treatment.

May14

Community pharmacies to dispense HIV medication

POSTED ON // Thursday, 14 May 2015 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Community pharmacies to dispense HIV medication

From July 1, community pharmacies will be able to dispense HIV medication.

May12

PrEP: A tool in the arsenal to prevent HIV

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 12 May 2015 Written by // David Crawford

PrEP: A tool in the arsenal to prevent HIV

Considering accessing and taking PrEP? David Crawford from Positive Life NSW explains what you need to know.

Nov25

Shining a light on HIV awareness among women

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 25 November 2014 Written by // Rachel Cook

Shining a light on HIV awareness among women

While the majority of HIV cases in Australia are related to men who have sex with men, women represent nearly 10 per cent of people living with HIV. We rarely hear from these women, however they are part of the HIV community and while they have shared experiences with men who are HIV positive, they also have individual experiences which we could all learn from. Rachel Cook speaks with one such woman, Christabel Millar, from Living Positive Victoria.

Aug16

Shop front rapid HIV test site an Australian first

POSTED ON // Friday, 16 August 2013 Written by // Michael Magnusson

Shop front rapid HIV test site an Australian first

MELBOURNE: Rapid HIV testing is now being offered in a ‘shop front’ setting, the first of its kind in Australia.

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