Plan to address STIs, boost sexual health services in Canberra: ACT government

The ACT will boost access to sexual health services and focus on new programs and clinical trials aimed at stopping and reducing the spread of HIV, hepatitis B and C and sexually transmissible infections.

The government will on Thursday release a plan to address hepatitis B and C, HIV and STI cases in the ACT in a local response to national strategies for reducing infection rates and the stigma of blood-borne viruses.

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Canberra Responding to LGBTIQ Domestic Violence

Canberra domestic violence prevention program helps bystanders interrupt abuse

A new program is empowering bystanders to recognise and intervene in domestic violence abuse situations.

The MATE program, run by the AIDS Action Council, has been designed to teach community members how to recognise abuse and have the confidence to speak out and offer help.

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Get PEP : New national campaign

A new campaign from the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) will seek to increase the awareness of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PEP, amongst gay and bisexual men. PEP is a vital part of preventing HIV transmission as quick action to access PEP can stop potential HIV transmission.

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