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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Communicable diseases

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2014

Reekie JM, Levy MH, Richards AH, Wake CJ, Siddall DA, Beasley HM, Kumar S, Butler TG (2014)

Trends in HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C prevalence among Australian prisoners - 2004, 2007, 2010.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(5): 277-280

2013

Butler T, Richters J, Yap L, Donovan B (2013)

Condoms for prisoners: no evidence that they increase sex in prison, but they increase safe sex.

Sexually Transmitted Infections; 89(5): 377-379

Human Rights & Discrimination Commissioner (2013)

Legal issues in Australian public health: a series of 7 papers on the impacts of discrimination and criminalisation on public health approaches to blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections.

Canberra: ACT Human Rights Commission

A global systematic review of hepatitis C virus in prisons and other closed settings (2013)

Larney S, Kopinski H, Beckwith C, Zaller N, Jarlais DD, Hagan H, Rich J, van den Bergh B, Degenhardt L

Post JJ, Arain A, Lloyd AR (2013)

Enhancing assessment and treatment of hepatitis C in the custodial setting.

Clinical Infectious Diseases; 57(Suppl 2): S70-S74

Post JJ, Lloyd AR, Monkley D (2013)

Treatment outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates with hepatitis C in New South Wales prisons [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(7): 464

Su J, Broadfoot J (2013)

Sero-prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibody among prisoners in the Northern Territory, 2003-2006.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 20(3): 15-20

Warhaft G (2013)

Hepatitis C: part of the punishment?.

Of Substance; 11(3): 22-25

2012

Guthrie JA, Lokuge KM, Levy MH (2012)

Influenza control can be achieved in a custodial setting: Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and 2011 in an Australian prison.

Public Health; 126(12): 1032–1037

2011

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

The health of Australia's prisoners 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Butler T, Lim D, Callander D (2011)

National prison entrants' bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey report 2004, 2007, and 2010: prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV, and risk behaviours among Australian prison entrants: national report.

Sydney: Kirby Institute

Harrod ME, Ward J, Graham S, Butler T (2011)

Australian prisons: the key to closing the gap and ensuring HIV remains low in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

HIV Australia; 9(1): 17-19

Moore M, Walker M (2011)

Balancing access and safety: meeting the challenge of blood borne viruses in prison.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Ward J, Graham S (2011)

Summary of data from the 'Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infection in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report, 2010'.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(2): 24-25

Watkins RE, Mak DB, Connelly C (2011)

Identifying high risk groups for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses upon admission to prison in Western Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1621

Retrieved 16 March 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1621.pdf

2010

Awofeso N (2010)

Prisons as social determinants of hepatitis C virus and tuberculosis infections.

Public Health Reports; 125(Suppl 4): 25–33

Boonwaat L, Haber PS, Levy MH, Lloyd AR (2010)

Establishment of a successful assessment and treatment service for Australian prison inmates with chronic hepatitis C.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(9): 496-500

Indig D, McEntyre E, Page J, Ross B (2010)

2009 NSW inmate health survey: Aboriginal health report.

Sydney: Justice Health

Kwan K, Mak D, Giele C, Bastian L, Bevan J, Greville H, Lilley G (2010)

The epidemiology of notifiable sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in Western Australia 2008.

Perth, WA: Public Health, Western Australia

Larney S (2010)

Does opioid substitution treatment in prisons reduce injecting-related HIV risk behaviours? A systematic review.

Addiction; 105(2): 216 - 223

Resnick I, Brener L (2010)

Hepatitis C and the Aboriginal population.

Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales

Templeton DJ, Tyson BA, Meharg JP, Habgood KE, Bullen PM, Malek S, McLean R (2010)

Aboriginal health worker screening for sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses in a rural Australian juvenile correctional facility.

Sexual Health; 7(1): 44-48

Teutsch S, Luciani F, Scheuer N, McCredie L, Hosseiny P, Rawlinson W, Kaldor J, Dore GJ, Dolan K, French R, Lloyd A, Haber P, Levy M (2010)

Incidence of primary hepatitis C infection and risk factors for transmission in an Australian prisoner cohort.

BMC Public Health; 10: 633

Retrieved 22 October 2010 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-633

2009

Awofeso N (2009)

Updating the hepatitis C infection risk reduction hierarchy in prison settings.

Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development; 1(March):

Miller ER, Bi P, Ryan P (2009)

Hepatitis C virus infection in South Australian prisoners: seroprevalence, seroconversion, and risk factors.

International Society for Infectious Diseases; 13(2): 201-208

Watkins RE, Mak DB, Connelly C (2009)

Testing for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses on admission to Western Australian prisons.

BMC Public Health; (9): 385

Retrieved 13 October 2009 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-9-385.pdf

2008

Awofeso N (2008)

Measuring and evaluating the quality of hepatitis B vaccination programs in prison settings.

Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development; 2(December):

Butler T, Papanastasiou C (2008)

National prison entrants' bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey report 2004 and 2007.

Perth, WA: National Drug Research Institute

National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (2008)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: surveillance report 2008.

Sydney: National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research

Prisons Working Group of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS Sexual Health and Hepatitis (2008)

Hepatitis C prevention, treatment, and care: guidelines for Australian custodial settings.

Canberra: Hepatitis C Council of NSW

This document presents evidence-based guidelines for the prevention, treatment and care of hepatitis C in custodial settings. It has been developed by the Prisons Working Group of the Hepatitis C Subcommittee of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Sexual Health and Hepatitis (MACASHH). The guiding principles for this document have been adopted from the National Hepatitis C Strategy 2005-2008.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

RGBatey, TJones, CMcallister (2008)

Prisons and HCV: a review and a report on an experience in New South Wales Australia.

International Journal of Prisoner Health; 4(3): 156-163

Richters J, Butler T, Yap L, Kirkwood K, Grant L, Smith AMA, Schneider K, Donovan B (2008)

Sexual health and behaviour of New South Wales prisoners.

Sydney: School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales

Van der Poorten D, Kenny D, George J (2008)

Prevalence of and risk factors for hepatitis C in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adolescent offenders.

Medical Journal of Australia; 188(10): 610-614

Vescio MF, Longo B, Babudieri S, Starnini G, Carbonara S, Rezza G, Monarca R (2008)

Correlates of hepatitis C virus seropositivity in prison inmates: a meta-analysis.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 62(4): 305-313

 
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