Young Deadly Free eNewsletter January 2020

What's new

With the Syphilis outbreak continuing across Australia, you may be looking for resources to help tackle the outbreak in your local area.

The Young Deadly Free website has all our videos relating to the syphilis outbreak in one handy area - click here to check them out.

A major focus of the outbreak response is preventing further cases of congenital syphilis. With this in mind, and with feedback from clinical staff in outbreak regions, we developed Antenatal Care: Taking Care of yourself, your baby and each other, a video focusing on the importance of antenatal care which gently sneaks in messaging about the importance of STI testing during pregnancy.

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Social media

Young Deadly Free engage with community via our social media pages.

Facebook - Young Deadly Free have 1,178 page likes and 1,268 followers @youngdeadlyfree
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For young people

“This Is Us”, is a dynamic video mini-series that explores the broad social issues around sexual health. Developed and filmed with Joel Brown and Natasha Wanganeen, and featuring an all Aboriginal cast, “This Is Us” provides a great platform for deep health discussions with young people.

The full series is now available on YouTube and our website.
Check it out here

This project was developed in partnership with Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, and funded by SA Health.

For people of influence

Supporting our LGBTIQ Youth is an important part of our sexual health messaging. A new video targeting youth and the broader community features advice from our mob, for our mob.

Check it out here

For clinicians

New to First Nations’ sexual health? Have new staff have joined your team? A whole range of our clinician video resources could support you with staff orientation. Below are just some examples of what you will find in our clinician resources.

Conferences / meetings

ASHMs 2020 Conference dates have been released - get planning!

If you weren’t aware already, there is a now a FREE online Syphilis Outbreak Training Website via ASHM, see their media release for all the details.

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Let us know and we can share on our social media platforms and via our newsletters.

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PBAC have endorsed authorised Nurse Practitioner prescribing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV medicines

SourceASHM News, 4 February 2020

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) welcomes the recent recommendation from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) to endorse authorised Nurse Practitioners (NP) to prescribe hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV medicines under the Highly Specialised Drugs (HSD) program. The PBAC recommendation states:

Prescriber eligibility requirements currently in place for the relevant medicines under the National Health (Highly specialised drugs program) Special Arrangement 2010 will be extended to NPs, including the accreditation and/or state or territory approval requirements.

What does this change mean?

NPs experienced in the care and management of people living with HIV and hepatitis B in the community and hepatitis C in corrective services settings will be eligible to prescribe s100 medicines within their scope of practice and in accordance with their individual employment agreements.


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