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Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

Questions over SA border bungle compo plan

The South Australian government has failed to detail its promised compensation scheme for NSW travellers inconvenienced by Sunday’s border bungle but promises it will “immediately respond to people’s concerns”. Hundreds of people travelled to the state before the 12.01am deadline when tougher border restrictions were enforced due to Sydney’s northern beaches outbreak. But many people… Read More »

What flu vaccine for over 65

Getting a flu shot can reduce the risk that we pass the flu on to protecting this group is particularly. Also check out this expert Q and A. The risks of flu complications are highest for people age 65 years and older, so another person. Influenza vaccines are a safe and effective way to help… Read More »