CategorySexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Caring for people with MPX: constantly updated clinical guidelines

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National Clinical Evidence Taskforce (Australia), 2022 The National Clinical Evidence Taskforce aims to support Australia’s healthcare professionals caring for people with urgent and emerging diseases, by providing continually updated, evidence-based clinical guidelines. The Taskforce, an alliance between 35 member organisations, established the world’s first ‘living guidelines’...

Monkeypox update: Your Questions Answered video with Dr Dr Vincent Cornelisse / Updated Clinical Guidance from ATAGI / Responding to MPX: GBM in Australia (Survey)

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MPX – Monkeypox – Your Questions Answered (video) Thorne Harbour Health, 26 Aug, 2022 Thorne Harbour Health’s Cal Hawk is joined by Dr Vincent Cornelisse to unpack the latest information we have about the current global outbreak of the monkeypox virus (MPXV) including what our communities can do now to reduce their risk. Vincent is a specialist in sexual health medicine and...

The evidence related to partner notification for STIs in high-income nations

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Golden Matthew R., Gibbs Jo, Woodward Charlotte, Estcourt Claudia S. (2022) Priorities in the implementation of partner services for HIV/STIs in high-income nations: a narrative review of evidence and recommendations. Sexual Health , Online early, Abstract: Partner notification (PN) remains a crucial prevention tool to reduce sexually transmitted infection (STI) transmission and prevent STI...

Guides to non-stigmatizing messaging around Monkeypox Virus

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Various sources, 12/08/2022 Careful messaging around Monkeypox is particularly important in view of the fact that misinformation, or messages which lack nuance, can jeopardise public health, further stereotypes, and fuel stigma and discrimination. This can lead to increased minority stress and compromised health for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men; as well as deterring...

Monkeypox webinar recording and information webpage now available

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IAS (International AIDS Society), June 2022 To contain the monkeypox outbreak, urgent action is needed to reach the most vulnerable people with accurate information and preventive interventions. Care must also be taken to not exacerbate stigma that may discourage the most vulnerable from accessing services.  IAS – the International AIDS Society – organized a webinar entitled “Monkeypox under the...

How long should clinicians spend sampling the pharynx for gonorrhoea culture specimens?

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Stuart Sarah, Richardson Daniel, Iwuji Collins, Soni Suneeta (2021) How long should clinicians spend sampling the pharynx for gonorrhoea culture specimens?. Sexual Health 19, 74-75. Abstract: There are few data on the length of time clinicians should take sampling the pharynx to optimise the sensitivity of gonorrhoea culture specimens and we aimed to gain a consensus on sampling time. The...

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