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Auckland Sexual Health Service ‘lacks resources’ to fight syphilis outbreak

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Stuff NZ, By Stephen Forbes / 09:10, Nov 12 2020 Auckland Sexual Health Service’s Dr Sunita Azariah says a lack of resources is hampering its ability to contact trace and control the spread of syphilis. And according to Azariah, in areas like south Auckland it is growing due to poverty and poor access to healthcare. According to the Ministry of Health in New Zealand syphilis has been...

New ‘Syphilis Is Still Out There’ Campaign for Health Professionals

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The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) & SHINE SA, May 2020 The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) and SHINE SA have released a new social media campaign for health professionals. The campaign aims to raise awareness of syphilis screening and treatment during COVID-19. Syphilis Is Still Out There Campaign for Health Professionals While we deal with the...

New Videos for Clinicians – Syphilis: Symptoms, Serology, and Treatment

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SHINE SA, 14/02/2020 SHINE SA have released two new short videos that provide advice for clinicians on syphilis symptoms and treatment. This resource expands on our syphilis overview for clinicians.  The videos are presented by Sexual Health Physician Dr Carole Khaw, and cover the topics of signs, symptoms and stages as well as serology and treatment. With an increase in syphilis cases in South...

Gender selection has nothing to do with decriminalising abortion: AMA

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By Dr Danielle McMullen, vice-president of the Australian Medical Association (NSW) Sydney Morning Herald, August 15, 2019 People who want to obstruct access to abortion or prevent it entirely have linked it in a very insincere and flawed way to the very emotionally charged issue of gender selection. There is no evidence to support the idea that patients are approaching their doctors asking for...

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 –...

Disorders of penis development are on the rise and we’re not sure why

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The Conversation, 15/02/2019 By Mark Green and Andrew Pask In prenatal ultrasounds or at delivery, many new parents look between their baby’s legs: the presence of a penis is taken as a strong sign that it’s a boy. For humans and other animals, development of a penis was thought to be driven by “male hormones” (androgens) produced entirely by the testes of the male fetus...

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