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Annual report of trends in behaviour 2012

This 2012 Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour presents data from a selection of the behavioural and social research conducted by NCHSR. The report focuses in particular on studies providing assessments of trends over time or addressing emerging issues. This executive summary highlights key findings that are discussed in more detail in the remainder of the report.

Type Country data
Published 2012
Author National Centre in HIV Research
Language English
Topics Epidemiology and behaviour
Editors' pick
Sixth National HIV Strategy 2010–2013

This is the sixth national HIV strategy to be adopted in Australia. It builds on five previous strategies which guided Australia’s response to HIV and AIDS between 1989 and 2009. It is also one of a suite of ive strategies aiming to reduce the transmission of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs), and the morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts they cause.

Type Country data
Published 2010
Language English
Topics Policy

Guidelines

Testing Portal

These national testing policies are targeted towards health professionals ordering HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B related tests, and receiving and interpreting results. They set out the framework for providing quality testing and removing real and perceived barriers to testing. The web based provision of the policies allow for regular revision and access to related resources (e.g. related policies, operational guidelines, evidence of best practice) with a download and print function.

Type Guidelines
Published 2013
Author ASHM
Language English
Topics Testing policies and guidelines
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Australian Antiretroviral Guidelines - 2012

At its February 2005 meeting the Australian Health Minister's Advisory Committee on HIV and STI endorsed the USA Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adults and Adolescents and requested that the Australian Antiretroviral Guidelines Panel develop and regularly update commentary relevant to the Australian setting. The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released the latest version of the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents on 29 March 2012. The Australian ARV Guidelines Panel has reviewed the 2012 edition of the DHHS Guidelines and updated the Australian commentary.

Type Guidelines
Published 28 March 2012
Author ASHM
Language English
Topics Treatment guidelines

Information Resources

Let's talk about it - Gay Relationship Guide

This website is about gay men's relationships. The aim of the site is to promote healthy relationships by encouraging all of us to talk openly with our partners. The site is about sexual health, as well as about strengthening relationships, improving communication and working out agreements with each other.

Type Information Resources
Published 2013
Author AFAO & NAPWA
Language English
Topics Men who have sex with men (MSM)
Better to Know

This anonymous service is offered for people that may find it difficult to contact the person directly, so they can still help to look after their partner/s health, by letting them know. The website sends a message via SMS or email to the number or email address the user enters. Also contains information on clinics where you can get a private confidential STI check.

Type Information Resources
Published 2013
Author AFAO
Language English
Topics Finding support, Telling people you have HIV
HIV Positive Gay Sex - What you need to know about HIV, SEX and INTIMACY

This booklet is about being gay, having HIV, and sex. It has been written primarily for gay men with HIV, and for this reason is written from a positive man’s perspective

Type Information Resources
Published 2011
Author AFAO
Language English
Topics Healthy living, Men who have sex with men (MSM), Transmission and prevention
The Drama Downunder

This website provides information about some of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) experienced by gay men (HIV-positive or HIV-negative).

Type Information Resources
Published 2010
Language English
Topics Men who have sex with men (MSM), Sexually transmitted infections
Top Tips for LIving Well with HIV - A plain English Guide

The tips in this book were collected from people with HIV, people who teach about HIV, and HIV doctors. These people have chosen these tips as the most important for you to know. The tips are not in any order and this is not everything you need to know. It is a guide to give you important information so you can ask your doctor or other people questions if you need to.

Type Information Resources
Published December 2009
Author AFAO & NAPWA
Language English
Topics Healthy living
Taking a look - HIV prevention for gay men today

This booklet explains how to avoid getting HIV and how to avoid passing HIV on to others.

Type Information Resources
Published May 2008
Author AFAO
Language English
Topics Men who have sex with men (MSM), Safer sex, Transmission and prevention

Capacity Building

The Melbourne Declaration

Australia has committed to reducing rates of HIV infections by 50 per cent, by 2015. But if we are to meet this target, we have to take action now. The Melbourne Declaration identifies four action areas that – if effectively implemented –will get us to where we ought to be in the fight against HIV.

Type Capacity Building
Published 04 March 2013
Language English
Topics Delivery of care, Promoting HIV testing

Good Practice Guides

Implementing the United Nations Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS in Australia’s Domestic HIV Response: Turning Political Will into Action

The UN Political Declaration is a significant international agreement endorsed by all UN Member States. Its many specific commitments are a call to governments to re-commit to an effective HIV response. Australia’s leadership in negotiating the UN Political Declaration and the subsequent endorsement of its commitments provides a strong impetus to analyse and re-energise Australia’s domestic HIV response. This paper considers how the UN Political Declaration intersects with Australia’s Sixth National HIV Strategy 2010-2013 (the National HIV Strategy), and how it may be leveraged to re-engage all Australia’s HIV response partners to ensure Australia’s HIV partnership delivers a best practice model of HIV prevention and initiatives to improve quality of life for all people with HIV. There is work to be done by all partners.

Type Good Practice Guides
Published July 2012
Author AFAO
Language English
Topics Delivery of care
HIV Management in Australasia - A guide for Clinical Care

The monograph is divided into three sections. The first section deals with basic HIV virology, immunology and the tools used to monitor HIV disease, including resistance testing. The second section focuses on antiretroviral therapy: the agents, their adverse effects, the rationale for decisions concerning treatment initiation, recognition of the need to change antiretroviral treatment regimens, and, finally, treatment in complex patient groups. The final section focuses on clinical presentations, and includes a system approach (e.g. respiratory disease, neurological disease) as well as an infection/disease approach. Each chapter on specific infections includes clinical presentation, diagnostic features, treatment, prevention, and outcome.

Type Good Practice Guides
Published 2009
Author ASHM
Language English
Topics Delivery of care, HIV treatment
 

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