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Public Policy Responses to Chronic Viral Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer in Taiwan A recently published report seeks to assist in identifying the constituent elements of an effective public policy response to viral hepatitis throughout the Asia Pacific region, with the aim of reducing the burden of the infection across the region. Asia Pacific Viral Hepatitis Policy Survey and Assessment: Taiwan
Hepatitis B serology: New guide for pathology provider comments to improve GP understanding of results Interpreting hepatitis B serology: Recommended wording for national laboratories to report hepatitis B diagnostic test results is a guide for pathology providers to use when providing interpretive comments with hepatitis B serology result reports. The comments aim to assist general practitioners with the appropriate diagnosis and management of people with hepatitis B.
ASHM calls on GPs to take urgent action on sexual health - World AIDS Day 2013 With HIV and STIs at record rates in Australia, ASHM is calling on GPs around the country to become more involved in HIV and STI testing. World AIDS Day provides an obvious opportunity to open discussions about testing with patients in a press release for World AIDS Day 2013.
Video of ASHM Clinical Lecture Series in HIV - 'Treatment as Prevention?' now available ASHM's inaugural
Clinical Lecture Series 'Treatment
as Prevention?' held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne late March
was hailed a success. The keynote presentation was delivered by international
speaker Dr Kenneth Mayer, M.D. Professor of Medicine at Harvard, and Director
of Research at the Fenway Institute and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
Center. Video from the talk is now available.
ASHM reports from CRO2013 The 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI2013) has now drawn to a close. For those of you who were unable to make it in person, we are pleased to bring you the ASHM Report Back from CROI. These online reports written by ASHM members, including our President Edwina Wright, are designed to provide highlights and point you towards presentations that you may wish to pursue further. Read the reports.
ASHM welcomes decision on Needle & Syringe Exchange Program for ACT prison Thursday, 16 August 2012: The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) joins other key health organisations in welcoming the ACT Government's decision to introduce a Needle and Syringe Exchange Program in an ACT prison. The decision is part of a new health strategy to tackle blood-borne viruses (BBVs) at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC). Read the full ASHM press release.
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