HIV Prevention: 99% protection with PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)


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Great strides have been made in the area of HIV prevention recently with the inclusion of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Having access to PrEP through the PBS makes it more accessible to people who may be at risk of exposure to HIV by reducing the cost and increasing the number of medical practices it is … Read More

Support for Transgender and Gender Diverse people

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Kardinia Health prides itself on being a community leader in providing support to members of the community who identify as transgender and gender diverse. Kardinia Health has worked hard to create an inclusive and positive environment that provides open access and support for people who may have previously encountered barriers to receiving quality healthcare. Kardinia Health provides important services and … Read More

Osteoporosis/Osteopenia and Exercise


Osteoporosis and osteopenia are diseases of the bones characterised by a decline in bone mineral density. Osteoporosis is the more advanced form of the disease, and is a leading contributor to broken bones following a fall or other traumatic event. How can exercise help prevent osteoporosis? The bones of the human body are greatly responsive to “stress”, and they require … Read More

Free Meningococcal Vaccine for Higher Risk People

Kardinia HealthNews

Free Menactra (quadrivalent Meningococcal Vaccine) is available for those in our population (men who have sex with men & Indigenous people) at high risk of contracting meningococcal disease. The free vaccine is available until 30 June 2018. As these two populations are also at a greater risk of contracting Hepatitis A & B it is strongly advised to test for … Read More

Victorian Hepatitis A Outbreak – Get Vaccinated

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An outbreak of Hepatitis A has been identified in Victoria, with 27 confirmed outbreak cases. Widespread local transmission is occurring and the outbreak is affecting gay, bisexual and other MSM, and people who inject drugs. From 22 January 2018 until 31 December 2018 hepatitis A vaccine is free for all men who have sex with men who live in Victoria … Read More

Cervical Screening: More Accurate, Less Often

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Cervical screening has changed in Australia. The Pap test has been replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test every five years. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. The new Cervical Screening Test is expected to protect up to 30% more women. The test is a simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. It feels the … Read More

Hip and shoulder joint pain: Small changes make a big difference

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Joint pain, back pain, hip pain

Hip and shoulder joint pain, back injuries and other acute pain can have a huge impact on all aspects of your life and rather than just treating or masking the pain, Kardinia Health are focussed on investigating the underlying reasons and causes for the pain in the first place. A more holistic approach to the health and wellbeing Kardinia Health … Read More

How health coaching can help you stay motivated and on track


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You probably know what it’s like, you have a goal you want to achieve and you may even know exactly what needs to be done, yet actually getting there just seems so overwhelming. It’s a common challenge for a lot of people, especially when it comes to your health and wellbeing.  Health coaching is now available at Kardinia Health and can assist … Read More

Travel vaccinations and precautions – what you need to know


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Travel is more available so it’s really no surprise that approximately 9.6 million Australians travelled overseas last year. The purpose for overseas travel can vary from work, visiting family, sightseeing, volunteering or even having medical procedures done but what doesn’t vary is the amount of time you should be planning ahead for travel vaccinations and other precautions. Every traveller should visit … Read More

Diabetes recovery and management: Starting with a diabetes educator

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Diabetes Educator Geelong

Diabetes can be debilitating however in most cases it can be very well managed through good monitoring, the correct medication, regular exercise and a healthy diet. In this article we’ll explore what a diabetes educator is, the different types of diabetes and treatment options. What is a diabetes educator? A diabetes educator works with the GP and an Endocrinologist to … Read More