Systemic barriers, stigma and discrimination preventing people living with viral hepatitis or HIV accessing care

Aus­tralia enjoys inter­na­tion­al acclaim for its revolu­tion­ary response to HIV, and most recently, hep­at­it­is C. And rightly so. Not only are we the only coun­try in the world to offer uni­ver­sal access to new, highly effect­ive hep­at­it­is C cures, but our will­ing­ness to embrace the latest research – and build evid­ence-based responses foun­ded on multi­sect­or col­lab­or­a­tion – are the envy …

Talking Public Health: Ensuring “No One” Left Behind

People work­ing in the Sexu­al Health + HIV-sec­tor with Aus­trali­an rur­al and remote com­munit­ies urged to join del­eg­a­tions in Adelaide Octo­ber 2016:  People work­ing in the Sexu­al Health + HIV-sec­tor with Aus­trali­an rur­al and remote com­munit­ies are encour­aged to join two excit­ing del­eg­a­tions, in the final lead up to the Aus­tralasi­an Sexu­al Health Con­fer­ence (Monday 14 – Wed­nes­day 16 Novem­ber 2016) held back-to-back with the Aus­tralasi­an HIV

Sex in A New Era: Experts call for ‘rethink’ as technology transforms the sexual health of the Nation

They are meet­ing for the 2016 Aus­tralasi­an Sexu­al Health Con­fer­ence, run back-to-back with the Aus­tralasi­an HIV & AIDS Con­fer­ence, from Novem­ber 14–18. “These are excit­ing times for those of us work­ing in this sec­tor. We need to look at what the new research is telling us, identi­fy the gaps, and embrace the oppor­tun­it­ies offered through tech­no­logy and innov­a­tion,” said Pro­fess­or …

Position Statement: HIV not transmitted via spitting

HIV is not trans­mit­ted by spit­ting and there has been no case of trans­mis­sion of HIV from hav­ing been spat upon. ASHM does not endorse or sup­port HIV test­ing of an indi­vidu­al because they have been spat upon by a per­son with HIV or a per­son of unknown HIV status. Back­ground: HIV is the Human Immun­ode­fi­ciency Vir­us. HIV is a …