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Australia: Victoria Calls for HIV Protocols

HIV/AIDS advocates in Victoria want authorities to provide clearer policies for determining when criminal charges should be lodged against HIV-positive people who risk infecting others. Though there are national guidelines, a recent review suggests m...

Australia: Patients to Be Tested After Hospital HIV Scare

Officials at Bundaberg Hospital in southern Queensland are recommending blood tests for 274 people treated between Nov. 6 and 13 at the facility's dental clinic. Authorities discovered that one batch of dental instruments cleaned on Nov. 6 was not su...

Australia: Needle Program a Success

St. Kilda's needle and syringe access program began operating 24 hours a day in late 2007. Since then, the Grey Street outreach remains the only one of its kind open every night in Victoria. Thanks to the additional hours, 1,000 more clients each mon...

Solomon Islands Could See Increase in HIV Cases, WHO Says

A recent estimate from the World Health Organization says that the number of HIV cases in the Solomon Islands could reach at least 350 by 2010, the Solomon Star News reports. The Star News reports that 12 new HIV cases were confirmed in 2008, althoug...

An Increase in Overseas Acquired HIV Infections Among Heterosexual People in Western Australia

A recent increase in the number of heterosexually acquired HIV infections among non-Aboriginal persons has been noted in Western Australia (WA) but not in other jurisdictions of the country, the authors wrote. In this study, they set out to describe ...

Solomon Islands' Media Should Increase HIV/AIDS Awareness, Combat Stigma, Official Says

Media outlets in the Solomon Islands should undertake efforts to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and counteract the stigma associated with the disease, Joe Weber, Oxfam International representative for the country, said recently at the close of a w...

Influence of Traditional Vietnamese Culture on the Utilization of Mainstream Health Services for Sexual Health Issues by Second-Generation Vietnamese Australian Young Women

The current discussion of the impact of traditional Vietnamese culture on young Vietnamese Australian women's uptake of mainstream health services for sexual health matters is part of a larger qualitative study exploring the factors shaping the sexua...

Australia: Sex on Premises Venue (SOPV) Health Promotion Project in Response to Sustained Increases in HIV Notifications

Queensland has seen an increase in HIV notifications. In response, a health promotion outreach was developed with sex on premises venues (SOPV) in Brisbane. During a 14-month period, a health promotion officer promoted safer sex behaviors among SOPV...

UNAIDS Urges Asia-Pacific Law Enforcement to Become Involved in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

UNAIDS at a recent three-day conference urged police and law enforcement in Asia and the Pacific region to become more involved in efforts to curb the spread of HIV, VOA News reports. During the conference, which was attended by 15 Asian-Pacific coun...

Solomon Islands Reports Condom Shortage; Officials Express Concerns About Effect on Spread of HIV

Several hospitals, clinics and health centers in the Solomon Islands have reported that their condom stocks have run out since last year, and some health authorities are concerned that the situation could contribute to the spread of HIV, the Solomon ...