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Why it's important to test a diverse range of patients for HIV
During HIV Awareness Week (23 – 30 November), NSW Health encourages health professionals to test a diverse range of patients at risk of HIV, including:
overseas-born men who have sex with men (MSM)
heterosexual identifying MSM
150,000 reasons to be cured of hep C
Over 71,000 people in Australia have been cured of hepatitis C since new, highly effective medications became widely accessible in 2016. This is a great achievement. However, it is estimated at least 150,000 people nation-wide are yet to seek treatment and cure.
Resources for populations less likely to engage in cervical screening
80% of Australian women who develop cervical cancer are either under screened or have never screened. To assist health care providers to encourage these women to participate in cervical screening, resources have been developed for the population groups identified as less likely to engage in screening.
National Cervical Screening Program update
The Department of Health has recently published some updates about cervical cancer screening.
Test a diverse range of patients for HIV
During HIV Testing Week (1-7 June), NSW Health encourages health professionals to offer testing to a diverse range of patients at risk of HIV. This includes testing anyone who asks for an HIV test regardless of their HIV risk profile.
Ending HIV in NSW - we can!
Over the past five years, we have seen a 40% reduction of new HIV diagnoses among Australian-born men in NSW. However, we have not seen the same in overseas-born men.
Test for HIV in a diverse range of patients, including heterosexual men
NSW Health data shows a need to increase HIV testing among heterosexual men who have sex with other men. These men may be in heterosexual relationships, be married, have children and/or come from a range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Book your free screening mammogram this Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a great time for women to put themselves first and encourage other women to do the same!
BreastScreen NSW is encouraging women to book their free screening mammogram.
Influenza activity is increasing across NSW
Most influenza cases that have been typed so far this year have had the influenza A (H1N1) strain. Children and young adults are particularly susceptible to this strain.
This National Diabetes Week, refer patients who smoke to the NSW Quitline
A NSW Quitline referral can reduce risk for your patients with diabetes. Take one small step this National Diabetes Week. Smoking is a significant risk factor for developing diabetes.