Yearly Archives: 2016

HIV is still here

December 1st is World AIDS Day, a day to show support for people living with HIV and to remember those we have lost. Pozhet is holding a morning tea in Redfern on Thursday December 1st to commemorate World AIDS Day, all are welcome. HIV is still here, and […]

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HIV Testing

Zainab talks about living with HIV Did you know in NSW? There are about 10,000 people living with HIV At least 10% of people living with HIV don’t know they have the virus and could pass it on to others without knowing it One in […]

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Eliminating hepatitis C among people with HIV

The new, extremely effective Direct acting Antivirals (DAA) have been available and subsidised in Australia since earlier this year. The Kirby Institute is currently recruiting for a study called CEASE which has been designed to eliminate hepatitis C amongst people living with HIV in Australia. People […]

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Transitioning to Adult HIV Care

Although numbers of children living with HIV in Australia are small there are anecdotal reports that adolescents transitioning to adult HIV care can face many hurdles and often have difficulties adhering to treatments. Once an HIV positive adolescent turns 18 they are no longer able to access many of the supports they had as children and may not easily fit into the support provided around HIV positive adults.

As there is little data about outcomes for children transitioning to adult HIV care, Dutch researchers designed a study which looked at 59 people who entered HIV care as children and then transitioned into adult care. The investigators collected data on factors associated with adverse outcomes after transition. (more…)

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