This report summarises data on the prescription and distribution of hepatitis C treatments and provides insight into the initial phase of the roll-out of DAA therapy in Australia.
This report presents the findings from the Queensland component of a National Health and Medical Research Council funded study of New South Wales and Queensland prisoners’ sexual health and behaviours. Comparisons of the Queensland and New South Wales components of this survey can be found in Appendix 1.
This is the NSW part of an NHMRC-funded study of NSW and Queensland prisoners. Its aim was to study the sexual behaviour, health and attitudes of prisoners as a vulnerable population often omitted from community surveys even when outside prison, and to examine sexual issues in prison such as health service use, condom use, sex between inmates and sexual coercion.
The Western Australian Government is currently reviewing its legislative approach to prostitution. In parallel with this process, the Law and Sexworker Health (LASH) team independently compiled extensive collateral data on the prostitution laws in WA, and prosecutions (2000–2005) resulting from those laws; the structure and function of the sex industry in Perth; the demographics, behaviour, health, and welfare of a representative sample of brothel-based sex workers in Perth; and the operation of health promotion and clinical services in WA.
The Law and Sexworker Health (LASH) team are leading international authorities on the public health and legal aspects of sex work – combining over 100 years of multidisciplinary research experience into sex work in NSW, interstate, and internationally.
In September 2008, the Blood Borne Virus and STIs Subcommittee (BBVSS) of the Australian Population Health Development Principal Committee committed to the development of a National Syphilis Action Plan (NSAP) as a priority area for action. Phase A of the plan involved determining the variables and targets to underpin the shared goal of reducing the incidence of syphilis among gay men.
Chlamydia is the most commonly notifiable sexually transmissible infection (STI) in Australia. The NSW Government convened a working group in 2010 tasked with developing an action plan focused on strategies for the control of chlamydial infection in people aged less than 30 years (hereafter referred to as young people).
This rapid review was commissioned by the Centre for Population Health, New South Wales (NSW) Ministry of Health and the Sax Institute to inform the development of the NSW Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2016 – 2020. The focus of this review is on the effectiveness of interventions aiming to reduce the transmission of Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) in different settings.
The Genital Warts Surveillance Network is a sentinel surveillance system to monitor trends in the diagnosis of genital warts in Australia. The network comprises 54 sexual health clinics in all states and territories of the country. The aim of the network is to determine the population effects of the national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program by monitoring the proportion of patients diagnosed with genital warts, from various populations.
The Sydney MSIC commenced operation at 66 Darlinghurst Road in Kings Cross in May 2001 for a trial period of 18 months. The initial, or phase one, evaluation covered the period May 2001 to October 2002. Following consideration of the evaluation results, the trial was extended to October 2007 and the NSW Department of Health commissioned the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (NCHECR) and the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) to undertake a second evaluation covering the period November 2002 to April 2007.