The Directory is a compendium of contact details that is updated each year and is available in print at no charge. It includes an extensive listing of related services including sexual health clinics, HIV and Hepatitis treatment, hospitals, PLWHA organisations and services for people living with viral hepatitis.
The Directory is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and the pharmaceutical industry.
The Hepatitis B Mapping Project is a joint initiative of ASHM and VIDRL, funded by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing. The project will produce a comprehensive understanding of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in Australia using data that will help to inform awareness and intervention campaigns to suit the particular local needs of people living with CHB and those providing services to them.
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A new report utilising
national datasets to indicate the current level of diagnosis, monitoring and
treatment for hepatitis B, as well as vaccination rates and outcomes of
infection was released on February 4th, World Cancer Day.
The report serves
as a benchmark against which progress in achieving the National Hepatitis B
Strategy 2014-2017 targets and priorities can be assessed. It provides detailed
information at a national, state/territory and local area.
This booklet was developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers including Health Practitioners who work in clinical and non-clinical roles. This booklet provides basic information about blood-borne viruses: hep B, hep C and HIV. The first section contains information that is relevant to all BBvs, whilst the second half focuses on the three individual viruses.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Blood-Borne Viruses
Australasian Contact Tracing Manual
The Australasian Contact Tracing Manual (4th Edition, 2010) reflects best practice for contact tracing in Australasia. The resource is primarily designed for primary carers managing people with HIV, viral hepatitis, other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and/or HIV-related tuberculosis: general practitioners, community and public health nurses, Aboriginal health workers, sexual health, hepatitis and HIV service staff.
This resource was developed for Professional Interpreters and Translators who work in a range of health care settings. The aim of the booklet is to give Professional Interpreters and Translators a general understanding of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. The first part of the booklet gives basic information common to all three viruses, the risks of infection and how to prevent the spread of the viruses. The second part of the booklet gives more detailed information about each virus.
Correctional officers (officers) can be exposed to blood or body fluids at work. This means officers have an occupational risk of contact with blood-borne viruses.
The aim of this booklet is to give officers essential information about blood-borne viruses, how the viruses are spread, and how to protect against infection.
Although this booklet is for correctional officers, other workers in correctional services may find it useful. Other workers may include Juvenile Custodial Officers, Probation and Parole Officers, Services and Programs Officers.
Correctional Officers and Blood-Borne Virus PDF Version
Decision making in HBV is a two-page laminate resource for General Practitioners. It is a quick reference guide to assist GPs in evaluating hepatitis B laboratory results, understand the natural history of chronic hepatitis B and make decisions regarding the management and treatment of patients with Hepatitis B.
Decision making in HCV is a two page laminate resource for General Practitioners. It is a quick reference guide to assist GPs in evaluating Hepatitis C laboratory results and make decisions regarding the management and treatment of patients with Hepatitis C.
Decision Making in HCV
Decision Making in HIV pdf
This electronic resource is designed for health professionals to give to people newly diagnosed with HIV.
The Fact Sheet is available in an Australian State and Territory specific format and includes a listing of local support groups and organisations. Funding for this resource was provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
FPA Pre-test and Post-test Counseling Guide for GPs[85kb PDF] A resource for GPs in NSW who see patients who have migrated from, or travelled within, a country with a high HIV.
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This handbook assists health care professionals in the Asian and Pacific regions in the early diagnosis of HIV infection. It incorporates clinical descriptions of a wide spectrum of HIV-associated conditions, divided by organ systems into fifteen chapters. It is an invaluable reference resource and an essential teaching tool in training programs for participants and educators.
Limited number of viewing copies (1 book and 1 CD-ROM) can be purchased for AUD$100.00, includes express post delivery.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - HIV seroconversion illness
Chapter 3 - HIV-related respiratory conditions
Chapter 4 - HIV-related neurological conditions
Chapter 5 - HIV and sexually transmitted infections
Chapter 6 - HIV-related oral and gastrointestinal conditions
Chapter 7 - HIV-related eye conditions
Chapter 8 - HIV-related haematological conditions
Chapter 9 - HIV-related skin conditions
Chapter 10 - HIV-related hepatitis
Chapter 11 - HIV infection in paediatric practice
Chapter 12 - HIV infection in obstetric and gynaecological settings
Chapter 13 - HIV infection in injecting drug practice
Chapter 14 - Laboratory diagnosis of HIV infection
Chapter 15 - Counselling and testing for HIV
This double sided factsheet aims to dispel the myths surrounding Medicare Benefits Schedule items for use in diagnosing and managing hepatitis B infection. It also provides guidance on streamlined authority codes to be used on prescriptions for antiviral agents indicated for use in treatment of hepatitis B infection.
This leaflet contains information and
advice for clinicians on the key features of the new direct acting antiviral
agents which are approved for the treatment of people with chronic hepatitis C
New Treatments for Hepatitis C
The Ngarra 2013 showcase was held in conjunction with the HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health conferences in Darwin in October 2013. Ngarra, meaning 'to tie' in the Sydney language, brings together sexual health initiatives from around Australia developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population groups. This booklet showcases these innovative sexual health projects with many of them being led by Aboriginal clinicians and researchers.
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