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Over the first 6 years of operation, 9,778 clients made 391,170 visits to the MSIC; 2,106 overdose-related events were successfully managed on-site; and 6,243 referrals were made to other services (NCHECR, 2007b).
* 108 had hepatitis C related hepatocellular carcinoma (NCHECR 2007).
In order to decrease the burden of this disease, the number of people receiving treatment for hepatitis C needs to triple (NCHECR 2006).
Surveillance data on gonorrhea in New South Wales, Australia showed that the absolute number of cases of rectal gonorrhea in MSM remained stable at roughly 60 to 80 cases per year and then nearly tripled from 72 in 1997 to 195 in 1999 (Figure 9) (NCHECR, 2000).
For futher information please contact Heidi Coupland, NCHECR, Corner West and Boundary Streets, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia.
The complexities of managing individuals with HIV and AIDS are well documented with emerging complications such as coronary heart disease; metabolic changes resulting in high serum cholesterol, triglycerides, and sugar levels; and possible diabetes mellitus which may be treatment related (NCHECR 2005; Pitts et al 2005).
While pharmacies account for about one-third of the needles and syringes distributed annually in WA (NCHECR, 2009b), no research has been carried out in Western Australian pharmacies since 1995 (Lenton & Tan-Quigley, 1997).
At the end of 2008, there were an estimated 284,000 people who had been exposed to hepatitis C in Australia with 212,000 thought to have chronic hepatitis C (NCHECR, 2009).
NCHECR (National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research).
In Sydney there has been a steady rise in the proportion of gay men having unprotected sex with casual partners between 1996 and 2002 (Hull et al., 2003) and an increase in the number of HIV infections (NCHECR, 2003).
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