The first Australian STI Management Guidelines designed for GPs and primary health care nurses have now been launched and are accessible through the website www.sti.guidelines.org.au The Guidelines are an online resource and provide concise information to support the prevention, testing, diagnosis, management and treatment for sexually transmissible infections. The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA), a committee of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM), developed the Guidelines with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health. RACGP, APNA and many other national organisations have supported the development of the Guidelines to ensure they reflect best practice and are presented in the most appropriate format for primary care. Read the Media Release
This World Hepatitis Day, medical practitioners are asked to consider regular liver check-ups as a standard part of care for people living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C, just as they would check blood pressure and cholesterol in people at risk of heart attack or stroke. This simple approach could save many lives.
Hepatitis Australia today also launched its Hepatitis Report Card, which can be viewed at its microsite, Liver Danger Zone
Aged Care Workers & HIV After clear and strong demand from the Aged Care sector, ASHM has released a 12-page, easy-to-understand resource for Aged Care Workers about HIV and Ageing.
New National Strategies launched in Melbourne The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) has welcomed the launch of the new National Strategies by the Health Minister the Hon. Peter Dutton. These address HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses and STIs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Read ASHM's press release.
has a new webpage describing the recent
to change to the PBAC scheme, specifically the removal of CD<500 requirement
for ART. There you will find resource and links
with updated information about increasing the uptake of HIV testing and
ASHM members report-back from CROI 2014 The 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) was recently held in Boston, Massachusetts. ASHM members that attended CROI 2014 have reported-back on various
sessions, so that you can brush up on the new research presented there,
even if you didn't attend. Visit ASHM's
report-back site www.ashm.info to
read all the posts from CROI 2014. You can also access the full broadcast of presentations from CROI.
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