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New resource highlights for June 2020

All resources added in June 2020

COVID-19: hep/liver related

Harm reduction approaches to casual sex during the COVID-19 pandemic

Taskforce on BBVs, Sexual Health & COVID-19, Sydney, 2020. 5p.
For clinicians and other healthcare workers to support the health and wellbeing of their patients who are having casual sex during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accessing pharmacotherapy (opioid replacement therapy) during COVID-19

Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Melbourne, 2020. 2p.
Outlines some of the changes that have been made to make accessing ORT easier during the pandemic.

Global town hall: COVID-19 and viral hepatitis

World Hepatitis Alliance, Geneva, 2020. Webinar 1:45:30
WHA CEO and president joined by experts from WHO and numerous country reps from to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting hep elimination.

Illicit drug use & harms in Aust in context of COVID‐19 & assoc restrictions...

Alcohol and Drug Review, Sydney, 2020. 4p.
Impacts of COVID‐19 interventions on drug use need to inform drug policy and clinical practice during the crisis and longer term as restrictions are lifted.

Diagnosis & Assessment

How STIs can affect your BGLs

Diabetes Australia, Canberra, 2014. 1p.
Any infection in the body, including sexually transmissible infections (STIs), can potentially increase blood glucose levels (BGLs) in people with diabetes.

Transmission & Prevention

Changes in adaptive B cell response in infants exposed, uninfected with HCV

Infectious Disease Advisor,    2020. 1p. article review.
Researchers studied B cells, innate immune cells, and soluble factors in infants (mothers positive for HCV antibodies ) who were either unexposed, exposed uninfected, or infected with HCV.

Australia is making progress toward eliminating hep C in people who inject drugs

Hep, New York, 2020. 1p. article review
“Unrestricted DAA access in Aust yields high treatment uptake among PWID attending drug treatment & NSPs, with marked decline in HCV prevalence” ETHOS Engage study.

Hidden harms: meth use & routes of transmission of BBVs and STIs

AIVL, Canberra, 2019. 22p.
Highlights routes of BBV transmission assoc with meth use & current policy/legislative barriers with adverse impacts on harm reduction.

Australian immunisation handbook app

Aust Govt Dept of Health, Canberra, 2020. Online app.
Content available via the Aust Immunisation Handbook website accessible on mobile devices inc. vac for special risk groups and hep B vac info.

Cocaine use & hepatitis C infection: what’s the link?

Infectious Disease Advisor, New York, 2020. 3p.
Inc risks to those who do not inject drugs, and initiatives to find links between cocaine use & HCV transmission, clearance & strategies for prevention.

Hepatitis B precautions for people living with diabetes

Hep B Foundation, Doylestown, 2018. 1p.
As hep B virus can be transmitted via blood or other bodily fluids, people living with diabetes are at increased risk of contracting hep B.

What you need to know about STIs and sexual health checks

The Hook Up (Triple J), Sydney, 2019. 11.37 min audio.  3p. overview.
When and where to get a check, what happens during, how to get results and what to do with them.

Treatment & Research

New findings on hepatitis C in infants can lead to improved treatments

American Assoc for the Advancement of Science, New York    2020. 2p.
Study from researchers at Karolinska Institutet (pub in the journal Gut) reveals clear adaptations of uninfected babies' immune system that can lead to new treatment methods.

Access to hep C treatment & care among people who inject drugs: failing people most disproportionately affected

HepCoalition, UK, 2020. 16p.
Evidence for advocates on treatment uptake  & care among people who inject drugs, which could help inform national and regional campaigns.

Low-dose aspirin could reduce risk of liver cancer

MD Magazine, Plainsborough NJ, 2020. 2p.
Data from more than 50,000 patients, found those at high risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma receiving low-dose aspirin saw reductions in cancer & liver-related deaths.

Education & Training

 Monitoring of hepatitis B

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York,  2020. 1 hr webinar
How to determine appropriate patient monitoring while on HBV therapy, which HBV patients should be  screened for hepatocellular carcinoma and differences in monitoring cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic patients.

Alcohol & other drugs treatment guidelines for working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people - in a non-Aboriginal setting

Network of Alcohol & Other Drugs Agencies (NADA), Sydney, 2020. 26p.
Intended to support services to establish better relationships and linkages with Aboriginal organisations and in Aboriginal communities.

Rights/Discrimination

Stigma indicators monitoring project: project summary phase 2

Centre for Social Research in Health, Sydney, 2020. 16p.
An indicator of stigma among priority groups identified by national strategies addressing blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. Results show that stigma is still a huge problem.

Groups & Settings

A hidden population: supporting healthy ageing for people who inject drugs and/or receive pharmacotherapies

Aust Injecting & Illicit Drug Users' League (AIVL), Canberra, 2019. 30p.
Aims to build capacity within aged care providers to respond to the needs of older people who: inject drugs, are on pharmacotherapies, are living with hepatitis C or hepatitis C-related complications.

STIs & BBVs: handbook for SA Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

Aboriginal Health Council of SA, Adelaide, 2019.
Aims for a standard evidence-based approach to control programs for STIs & BBVs at primary health care level within ACCHSs in SA. With resources aimed at clinicians and community.

Are you living with hepatitis B? Find out. Get tested

Multicultural HIV & Hepatitis Service, Sydney, 2020. Posters, brochures etc
Materials that encourage people from Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and sub-Saharan African communities in NSW to get tested for hep B.

Strategies

Hepatitis C in England 2020 : Working to eliminate hepatitis C as a major public health threat

Public Health England, London, 2020. 111p.
Monitors England's progress towards its goal of eliminating the virus by 2030 and contains breakdowns of how testing and treatment are being delivered by service type, demographic and local area.

Prevention in the age of information: public education for better health

Public Policy Think Tank, London, 2020. 26p.
Proposals include more education and support at school level and ensuring  risky behaviour or newly diagnosed conditions are supported with a personal care plan, social prescribing and peer support.

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