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Baby born with “avoidable” congenital syphilis: experts

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InDaily, June 04, 2020 The recent birth of a child in South Australia with congenital syphilis, despite the mother being previously diagnosed and treated for the sexually transmitted infection, has prompted SA Health concern about the quality of the treatment. [A] public health alert [sent by SA Health] “reminds and advises health practitioners of their responsibilities” in managing syphilis...

New report: Surveillance of STIs and Blood-Borne Viruses in South Australia, 2018

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Communicable Disease Control Branch, SA Health, July 2019 In 2018, there were 8,556 new notifications of STI and BBV in South Australia. This represents a 3% increase in the number of new notifications compared to notifications received in 2017. In 2018, there were 6,256 notifications of Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) making this the most commonly notified STI in South Australia. The...

Increased screening for syphilis and HIV in SA – new advice for clinicians (video)

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SHINE SA,  July 31, 2019 SHINE SA have released a short video resource for health professionals providing advice on the current syphilis outbreak in South Australia. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It presents a serious public health issue as it causes harm to the developing foetus and increases the transmission and acquisition of HIV. The 5 minute video SA Syphilis Outbreak –...

Stillbirth more frequent in women with HIV in UK than in general population

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nam/aidsmap, 01 August 2017 The stillbirth rate among women living with HIV in the UK and Ireland from 2007 to 2015 was more than twice that of the general population, Graziella Favarato, presenting on behalf of the National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC), told participants at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris last week. Most women...

Sexual health in Australia’s tropical north

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ABC Radio National Health Report, Monday 5 June 2017 5:45 PM There are currently epidemics of syphilis and HIV in young Indigenous people in Cairns. These epidemics are out of control, and have crossed borders to to the Northern Territory, and in the case of syphilis, to Western Australia and South Australia as well. But in better news, Cairns is a nation leader when it comes to clearing the...

Syphilis Outbreak in Northern South Australia

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SA Health, Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB),15/5/17 The Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) has been closely monitoring infectious syphilis notifications in South Australia in light of a multi-jurisdictional outbreak of syphilis occurring across northern Australia. It appears that this outbreak has spread to South Australia, with sustained transmission occurring in Port Augusta...

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