Author Archives: Health

HIV self-testing increases uptake of HIV testing, but with poorer linkage to care

A study has concluded that HIV self-testing is safe, increases testing uptake and increases the yield of HIV positive results among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. Among female sex workers, results are more mixed. While HIV self-testing improves testing uptake, it does not increase the yield of positive results and… Read More »

‘It’s not clear’: PM’s vaccine admission

Mr Morrison and Secretary of the Department of Health Professor Brendan Murphy will be going live on’s Facebook page tonight to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. From 7.30pm (AEDT)’s national political editor Samantha Maiden will conduct a live interview with Mr Morrison and Mr Murphy, who will answer any concerns or queries you might have… Read More »

Nearly a million have started taking PrEP worldwide – only a third of UNAIDS’ 2020 target

Despite the incredible efficacy of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and 78 countries currently offering PrEP in some form, its effectiveness at reducing HIV incidence in the real world has been dependent on far-reaching factors that go beyond how well PrEP is able to prevent HIV acquisition at a cellular level: political leadership, quality health services… Read More »

Australia’s big vaccine advantage

Scott Morrison says Australia won’t be “completely hostage” to overseas vaccine schedules once it begins to manufacture the AstraZeneca jab onshore. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on Monday granted the Pfizer vaccine provisional approval for use in Australia, the first COVID-19 vaccine Supply issues have hampered the delivery of the jab across Europe, and the… Read More »

Perforce will Host Virtual DevOps Summit For Embedded Software Community

Embedded DevOps Summit is a free event, spanning both US and EMEA time zones, that examines modern strategies to cut costs, save time, and reduce risk in embedded software development. MINNEAPOLIS, January 21, 2021 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, announces a… Read More »