News from Sexual Health, BBVs/STIs

Racism in Healthcare highlighted at recent Hepatitis B Forum

Racism in Healthcare highlighted at recent Hepatitis B Forum

On Tuesday our Co-manager Alison spoke at the ‘Spotlight on Hepatitis B’ Forum organised by the Victorian Hepatitis B Alliance, as part of a broader discussion on Racism in Healthcare. Alli highlighted that in terms of treatment of Hep B the discrimination...
CEH help shape national BBV and STI strategies

CEH help shape national BBV and STI strategies

The Commonwealth Department of Health has engaged CEH as part of a focus group to consult and help shape the 2018-2022 national strategies for blood borne viruses (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STI). These include the national strategies for HIV, STI,...

CEH response to Victorian HIV Strategy 2017-2020

CEH endorses the initiative of the Victorian HIV Strategy 2017-2020 and sees this as an opportunity for greater collaboration and coordination across the state. Most importantly, the strategy provides Victoria with the prospect of a new focus to ensure a more targeted...

What is sex?

Sex means different things to different people. Sex can include: Vaginal sex (penis in vagina) Oral sex (mouth to genitals) Anal sex (penis in anus) Dry humping or genital rubbing Fingering or hand jobs (hand to genitals) Masturbation (touching your own genitals for...

What is Syphilis?

Symptoms Many people do not get symptoms of syphilis immediately, but it can cause serious long-term effects if it is not treated. People who do get symptoms may get a painless ulcer, which can become a rash spread across the whole body. Why you need to see a doctor...

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