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GPs urged not to test gay men for STI ‘super bug’ over fears it will become more antibiotic resistant

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Guardian Australia, Wed 17 Mar 2021 03.30 AEDT GPs have been urged not to test gay men for one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections unless they have symptoms, with new research from the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre warning that treating asymptomatic men is accelerating its resistance to antibiotics. Many general practitioners have begun testing for Mycoplasma Genitalium as part...

Hyde Street Practice: a service of SHINE SA

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SHINE SA, September 2019 Hyde Street Practice is a service of SHINE SA. We offer affordable appointments with friendly and non-judgemental staff. We are a safe and inclusive practice with general practitioners, specialist services, sexual health and relationship wellbeing services. Services include: General Practitioners General GP services, including support for diabetes and cardiovascular...

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 –...

STI’S on the rise in SA – free campaign resources (SHINE SA media release)

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SHINE SA, April 2, 2019 Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are on the rise in South Australia, with around 1 in 20 young people infected with chlamydia¹. Left untreated chlamydia can lead to infection of the reproductive systems and long term consequences. Having one STI also increases the risk of being infected with another. As such it’s important that young people in SA are encouraged...

Why National Condom Day might be more important than Valentine’s Day: media release

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SHINE SA Media Release, 13 February 2019 National Condom Day is 14 February, a day to promote healthy sexual relationships and encourage the use of condoms. Condoms are not only a form of contraception but are also able to protect against STIs. With national rates of STIs rising it’s important that people understand the benefits of condoms. The benefits of condoms include reducing the risk of...

News from Brisbane: HIV notifications fallen, rapid STI testing starting

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HIV notifications drop by 30 per cent in Metro North and South Brisbane Times, Oct 31 2016 New HIV notifications have dropped 30 per cent in the first six months of this year in the Metro North and South areas, compared to the previous five-year average. The results, detailed in the latest HIV Foundation Queensland annual report, show the state records among the best results in the nation. Read...

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