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Alarming increase in number of HIV cases

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Alarming increase in number of HIV cases...

 

This article is about the alarming rise in the number of people in Australia who have been diagnosed with HIV. First of all to really understand this article you must understand what HIV is and also what causes this virus.

 

For starters HIV is the human immunodeficience virus which means it's a virus that attacks your immune system and weakens it over a period of time. HIV is contracted usually through having unprotected penetrative sexual intercourse with someone who has HIV. The HIV virus works by actually attaching itself to the antibodies created by the body destroy it and  causing the antibodies to actually create more of the HIV virus. Inevitably the HIV virus slowly deteriorates the immune system trying to fight the virus which makes it easier for the body to contract other diseases.Such as pneumonia,koposi's,sarcoma and AIDS.

 

The main purpose of this article is to outline the current situation of the HIV virus and also the course of action the government is going to take to lower this increasing rate of diagnosis. According to thhe article 24,000 to 25,000 Australians live with diagnosed HIV and up to 10,000 people have HIV that hasn't been diagnosed yet. One theory put forward to explain the increase of people diagnosed with HIV is there has been an increase in umprotected sex  between gay men and aslo the fact that one third of the gay men are having sexual intercourse with a casual partner. However this statistic can't explain the complete rise in the number of people diagnosed with HIV as the homosexual  population is minute compared to the heterosexual population.

 

The government at the moment to curb down HIV is looking towards rapid HIV testing which only takes one hour to retrieve the results and also to approve new antiretroviral drugs .In addition the government is also planning on  lifting  some restrictions on medicine  foe those suffering  early stages of the virus.

 

This article affects teenagers as it gives a new perspective onto sexual decision making. This article is quite effective since it provides teenagers both homosexual and heterosexual with the right information about the dangers of not only having unprotected sex but also having unprotected sex with a casual partner. The moral I believe in this article is only to have unprotected sex with someone you have been in a relationship with for some time and prior to having unprotected sex having a check-up at the sexual health clinic to know if either of the persons involved in the relationship has as STI.

 

This article relates to the topic of sexual decision making and also about sexually transmitted infections which my year 9 PDHPE class learnt in term 3.

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Paige Gervaise's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:28 PM

HIV can be prevented by a good relationship with your partner and strong communication. The use of contraception can help prevent the  transferration of HIV to you or your partner.

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Push for contraception education

Push for contraception education...

 

The push for contraception article by the Sydney morning herald is on the topic of emergency contraceptive education.

 

This article basically explains that most young people don't know about emergency conraception, according to (MSI) and therefore there is a need for education in this matter. In adition the government boycotted  its 43 billion dollar broadband network scheme and instead are focusing on emergency contraceptive education.

 

According to Jill Michelson MSI general manager unplanned pregnancy is a key health issue which has affected  over 50 percent of Australian women and this contraceptive education is essential to reduce the statistic.Nevertheless in a survey of Queensland tertiary students only 20 percent knew at what time it should be used, 42 percent believed it was only effective for 24 hours and another 30 pecent didn't know it existed altogether.

 

Furthermore the general manager of MSI has pointed out that  the youth would benefit more In the long run through sex education than they would about high speed broadband and also the fact that  Australia has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world and most of its due to the knowledge gap of contraception and emergency contraception.

 

This article relates to the topic of contraception and sexual education which is being studied  in PDHPE class and is an important article as it informs and gives  teenagers a basis  about contraceptive education which is quite a controversial topic that does affect the majority of the society.

 

 

 

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Policeman knocked out as partygoers brawl in street at Balga

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A POLICEMAN was knocked unconscious and several people were taken to hospital after officers were called to shut down seven out-of-control parties in Western Australia overnight.

 

This article is about police officers being abused by the public  when trying to ensure their safety. This article highlights 6 different out of control parties were the policemen were called in to stop people fighting, causing damage and disturbing the entire neighbourhood. Duty inspector Mal Anderson believes that the residents should be appreciative the police are attending their matters and they shouldn't be abused  which has become more prominent of late. In one instance in in out of control party in Balga an officer was knocked unconscious by being kicked in the back of the head trying to stop the brawl taking place and had to be hospitalised.

 

I believe this article affects teenagers because it displays some of the consequences of alcohol and one is that  you lose your inhibitions and you end up doing something you regret like ending up in a fight and causing damage for example throwing beer bottles at passing cars which's mentioned in this article. This article also states the legal implications and that you could end up arrested if you do cause havoc which was what happened to the females who attacked the police officer. In addition this article illuminates the pressure and dangers that police officers work through and that we mustn't abuse them and take their service and their temperation for granted.

 

This article relates to the work we have been doing in PDHPE  and it relates to the effects of alcohol and the consequences of becoming intoxicated. Also this article demonstrates the neccessity for us to stay in control of ourselves which is the topic this term.

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This article show again that the line off duty can be very dangerous to anyone that has the job. you join at your own risk

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Strike one for the state's violent drink holes

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TWO of the state's most violent watering holes are among the first to receive fines under the state government's new  three strikes policy.  

 

This article is about the new three strike policy started on the first of January this year and was brought in to curb down alcohol related  misconduct and send a message out to the licensees who are guily of liquor offences. So far three liquor venues have a strike next to their name and they're the Maitland's Belmore Hotel, Shellharbours workers club and St Kilda Hotel in Armidale. Not only have the Shellharbour club and Belmore hotel have recieved a strike they've also been classed as level 2 in the Office of Liquor and Gaming's voilent venue list and each have recieved hefty fines and restrictions in their services, including no glass after midnight, stopping service 30 minutes before closing and active service of food and water. With the introduction of the new policy its popularity has decreased and the Australian Hotels Association criticised the policy and asked the government to scrap the list of violent venues.

 

This article affects teenagers as it concerns the legal issues of becoming intoxicated on the premises of a pub and being served alcohol if you're a minor.This article outlines  some of the the health and safety consequences  for the person who  becomes intoxicated  such as the starting of fights and  falling of a brick ledge which  are mentioned in this article, and  this  summarises the negative  impacts of drinking alcohol to excess  which was learnt as part of the topic staying in control in term I for PDHPE . This article also establishes the consequences for the licensee who sold the alcohol which hasn't been covered yet in class and the laws that the licensee must abide by. I believe this article  is very imformative to adolescents as it reinstates the message of knowing your limits and staying in control.

 

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Faulty contraception main reason for abortions

TWO-THIRDS of all pregnant women seeking abortions in one Australian state are doing so because their contraception methods failed.

 

This article by the daily telegraph is about how faulty contraception has become the main reason for abortions  among Australian women. This article highlights the fact that generally women are classed irresponsible with contraception by the media but infact this could be  mainly because of the faulty contraceptives.

 

According to a study by Flinders University 36 percent of women who became pregnant were using barrier methods, 28 percent were using hormone methods and 3 percent were using family planning but unfortunately all these methods led to pregnancy   for the 70 percent of  women between 1996 to 2006, who presented for abortion.

 

Furthermore according to the authors of the study at Flinders there has been a significant increase in the number of women aged 30-50 years having abortions but there weren't changes in the trends of women  aged 19 or under or aged 20-29 getting abortions.

 

This article relates to the failure rates of contraception and also options in pregnancy which is being studied currently in PDHPE class. This article is useful for teenagers is it reinforces the truth that contraceptives aren't 100% successful and have a chance of not working so unless they're prepared for the consequences perhaps abstinence is the best option until  both the male  and the female are in terms about  their relationship and both are certain about having sexual intercourse.

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Contraception the morning after

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Contraception the morning after...

 

This is an article by the sydney morning herald relating to the emergency contraceptive pill.The emergency contraceptive pill itself is a 1.5 mg dose of levonorgestrel which has been used in the past 50 years for normal contraceptive pills in Australia.

 

The emergency contraceptive pill basically works by stopping or postponing the release of an egg from the ovary. Furthermore the pill doesn't have any harmful repurcussions such as cancer,stroke,blood clots and fertility problems, nor does the new emergency pill have side effects such as nausea or vomiting compared to the previous version of the emergency pill.

 

This article basically highlights the fact that most women  are misinformed or unaware  about the emergency pill including the fact that this pill can be obtained unprescribed. In addition this article also informs us more  about this new method of contraception  which include   the fact that it can be effective 96 hours even after intercourse and it's very safe and has a low failure rate.

 

This article relates to the topic of contraception currently being studied in PDHPE class and also their effectiveness. I believe this article is quite informative and  is useful for teenagers to know in advance before their  sexual decision making in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alcohol kids' worst enemy

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Alcohol kids' worst enemy...

 

This article is about the advertising of Alcohol to children and the new measures being taken to protect young  Australian children from being exposed to the advertising of alcohol. A new reform that is taking place is the creation of an an alternative board  by the Cancer Council of Western Australia and the Mckusker Centre for action, and the main aim of this board is to assess the complaints made by the  public based on the issue of alcohol advertsing in the current industry code.  According to the director of education and research for Cancer Council WA Terry Slevin, if the new board can prove that the current code isn't working the calling in of government to intervene would be the next step . Although the new board doesn't have the power to fine or take out any alcohol advertisements they're still able to name the companies behind this misconduct and put them inder selfreproof . The current industry code  is under a lot of speculation as areas such as sponsorship and advertisement placement aren't covered by the code and  because of that  it has allowed a  30 second crown lager advertisement   being able to be shown on a bratz game website with a target audience for 3-8 year old girls.  The director of Mcusker Centre says that he is concerned by the lack of regulation of sporting sponsorship and social media but the alcohol Beverages Advertising code has rebutted with the chairman Stephen strachan claiming that the board was a "stunt" that would cause confusion.

 

This article affects teenagers as it is mentioned that in the last 10-15 years there has been a significant increase in harmful drinking among younger children and this article affirms the importance of regulating what the Australian  children should be able to view and protecting them from the bad influences  propogated by the media. This article  relates to the topic of Alcohol safety which is being covered in PDHPE class as it makes us aware of the increase of the abuse  of drugs amongst teenagers and the reason why stated in this article is the media promoting alcohol and the affect is that adolescents don't think twice before drinking, as they don't consider it as a big deal anymore.

 

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