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Submitted and Accepted Abstracts

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Evaluation of a Specimen Pooling Method for Molecular Point-Of-Care Detection of Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. Coffey Luke, (2019) LINK Program: Taking the Lead: Peer Delivery of Point of Care testing for STIs within a Community Setting. Metro North LINK and SEED Showcase 7th March 2018 

Badman SG, Bell SFE, Dean JA, Lemoire J, Debattista J4 Redmond AM 5, Williams OD, Gilks CF, Whiley DM. Evaluation of a specimen pooling method for molecular point-of-care detection of chlamydia and gonorrhoea.  IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress 2018 to be held from Thursday 1 November to Saturday 3 November 2018 at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand. (oral presentation) 

2018 Dean J, Bell SFE, Lemoire J, Debattista J, Redmond AM, Gilks C, Williams OD. Experiences Of Using An Online HIV Self-Testing (HIVST) Dissemination Service In Queensland. (Oral Presentation) 2018 Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference Sydney  

2018 Fitzgerald L, Mutch A, Lui CW, Dean J, Howard C, Vallely A, Whittaker A. “The pill just makes you invisible”: living positive in Queensland in time of biomedical prevention. (Oral Presentation) 2018 Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference Sydney 

2018 Hollingdrake O, Lui Chi-Wai, Dean J, Mutch A, Howard C, L. Fitzgerald. Emerging support networks following HIV diagnosis (Oral Presentation) 2018 Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference Sydney 

2018 Dean J, Lui CW, Scott M, Lemoire J, Howard C, Mutch A, Gilks C, Williams O, and Fitzgerald L. Willingness To Use Prep Among Gay And Bisexual Men In Queensland, Australia: Differences Associated With HIV Risk, Patterns Of Testing And Location Of Residence (Poster). 2018 Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference Sydney 

2018 Bell SFE, Dean J, Lemoire J, Debattista J, Redmond AM, Gilks C, Williams O. Online HIV self-testing (HIVST) service in Queensland: users, usage and usability (Poster). 2018 Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference Sydney 

Published Articles 

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Olivia Hollingdrake, Chi-Wai Lui, Allyson Mutch, Judith Dean, Chris Howard & Lisa Fitzgerald (2019) Factors affecting the decision to initiate antiretroviral therapy in the era of treatment-as-prevention: synthesis of evidence from qualitative research in high-income settings, AIDS Care, 31:4, 397-402, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1533235 https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2018.1533235 

Stephanie K. Bell, Gabriela Mena, Judith Dean, Peter Watts, Chris Howard, Mark Boyd, Charles Gilks & Coral Gartner (2019) Addressing smoking among people living with HIV: a cross-sectional survey of Australian HIV health practitioners’ practices and attitudes, AIDS Care, 31:4, 436-442, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1500007 

Judith Dean, ChiWai Lui, Allyson Mutch, Michael Scott, Chris Howard, Jime Lemoire, Anna Crothers, Lisa Fitzgerald & Owain D. Williams (2019) Knowledge and awareness of HIV self-testing among Australian gay and bisexual men: a comparison of never, sub-optimal and optimal testers willingness to use, AIDS Care,31:2, 224-229, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1524120 

Mullens, A. B., Duyker, J., Brownlow, C., Lemoire, J., Daken, K., & Gow, J. (2019). Point-of-care testing (POCT) for HIV/STI targeting MSM in regional Australia at community ‘beat’ locations. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1). doi:10.1186/s12913-019-3899-2 

Mullens, A. B., Daken, K., Lemoire, J., Brownlow, C., Driver, G., & Gow, J. (2019). HIV Point of Care Testing (PoCT) at Late-Night Sex on Premises Venues (SOPV) for Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (GBMSM): A Mixed Methods Analysis. AIDS and Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10461-019-02500-0 

Bell, S. F., Dean, J. A., Lemoire, J., Debattista, J., Driver, G., Gilks, C. F., . . . Williams, O. D. (2018). Integrated HIV self-testing (HIVST) service delivery in Queensland for policy and service development: Study protocol. AIDS Care, 31(2), 207-215. doi:10.1080/09540121.2018.1516859 

Badman, SG, Bell, SFE, Dean, JA, Lemoie, J, Coffey, L, Debattista, J., Redmond, AM, Williams, OD, Gilks, CF and Whiley, DM. Evaluation of a Specimen Pooling Method to Detect Urogenital, Pharyngeal and Anorectal for Molecular Point-of-Care Detection of Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea at Urban Point Of Care. Sexual Health – Accepted pending revisions May 2019 

HIV Disclosure Guide

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This guide contains the relevant law on disclosure of HIV status as it applies in Queensland as at June . It contains information on when to disclose in relation to employment, insurance, sex & relationships and more. It has been prepared by the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) in partnership with, and funded by Queensland Positive People (QPP).

PrEP Letter for GPs

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Now that PrEP is available on the PBS, any GP can prescribe it! You don’t have to find an s100 prescriber or go to a sexual health clinic for your script. If you, your partner or a friend are interested in accessing PrEP, you can print the letter below and take to your usual GP so that they can be confident that they are prescribing PrEP correctly. This letter provides information on testing, how to prescribe PrEP and where to access PrEP.

 

Breaking News: My Health Record factsheet for PLHIV

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My Health Record (MHR) is a centralised digital database housing an individual’s health information. The information can be accessed by the individual, selected healthcare providers and various other participants in the MHR system. From 16 July 2018, the MHR scheme will transition from being ‘opt-in’ to ‘opt-out’, meaning unless an individual chooses not to participate in the scheme, an MHR account will automatically be created for them.

The fact sheet, produced by the National Association of People living with HIV Australia, has produced this factsheet to inform us of the pros and cons of My Health Record and to let PLHIV in Australia know what this will mean for us.

Medicare Ineligible Fact Sheet

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In Australia, only Medicare Card holders may gain access to subsidised (low cost) HIV medicine through the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme (PBS). Given this situation, QPP and Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) have produced a factsheet for overseas visitors (working, studying or holidaying in Australia) who are not eligible for a Medicare Card to assist in considering their options for obtaining HIV treatment and medical healthcare monitoring during your stay in Australia, with a focus on support available in Queensland. The factsheet is available in 6 languages: English, Amharic, Swahili, Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

This resource was developed by Medicare Ineligible PLHIV Working Group. The members of the Working Group are: Satrio Nindyo Istiko (Peer Navigation Team Leader, QPP), Katelin Haynes (ASHM Queensland Program Manager), Dr Julian Langton-Lockton (Clinical Director, Sexual Health & HIV Service, Metro North HHS), Dr Andrew Redmond (Infectious Diseases Unit, RBWH, Metro North HHS), Dr Diane Rowling (Senior Staff Specialist, Sexual Health & HIV Service, Metro North HHS), Dr David Siebert (Princess Alexandria Sexual Health (PASH), Metro South HHS), Dr Mekala Srirajalingam (Ipswich Sexual Health Service, West Moreton HHS), Dr Caroline Thng (Gold Coast Sexual Health, Gold Coast HHS), Dr Ken Koh (General Practitioner/S100 Prescriber, Holdsworth House).

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HIV AND IMMIGRATION

For those who are seeking advice on Australian Permanent Residency application as an HIV-positive person, please contact an Australian Registered Migration Agent. Our Stigma and Discrimination program can support you to understand the general information regarding immigration for HIV-positive people and help with the referral to migration agencies.

For clinicians supporting HIV-positive people in their Permanent Residency application, please refer to the following resource developed by QPP and ASHM https://www.ashm.org.au/products/product/hivandimmigration