CategorySexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Experts are worried more STIs are going round undetected because of COVID

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ABC News, 28th April 2021 The initial stats were looking good: that sexually transmissible infection (STI) rates have dropped during the pandemic, thanks to things like lockdown and social distancing. But new research from the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre and University of Sydney suggests that might only be a short-term thing, and that rates of undetected STIs could be a lot higher than we...

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...

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...

Welcome to the fresh new SASHA!

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SHINE  SA & SAMESH, 12th November 2020 Dear SASHA browsers, email subscribers, and occasional visitors, Welcome to our new-look SASHA (South Australian Sexual Health Awareness)! We hope you enjoy our fresh, updated web and email experience. Please read the following information to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.  SASHA is a current awareness service curated by a qualified and...

Changing Epidemiology of Gonorrhea in Adelaide, South Australia

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Ellis SL, Tsourtos G, Waddell R, Woodman R, Miller ER. Changing Epidemiology of Gonorrhea in Adelaide, South Australia. Sex Transm Dis. 2020 Jun;47(6):402-408. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001162. Abstract Background: Gonorrhea is a significant public health concern. The changing epidemiology of gonorrhea in Australia has highlighted the need for detailed examination of surveillance data to...

Australian Burden of Disease Study: Illicit Drug Use, Intimate Partner Violence, Unsafe Sex

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 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Last updated: 06 Aug 2020 Burden of disease is a measure of the years of healthy life lost from living with, or dying from disease and injury. A portion of this burden is preventable, being due to modifiable risk factors. This report provides information on the deaths and burden of disease due to risk factors included in the Australian Burden of...

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