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Gonorrhoea: Drug Resistance in Australia

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Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), 26 June 2018 There has long been concern globally about the potential emergence of drug resistant STIs. In response, the World Health Organisation released new treatment guidelines for three common STIs – chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – in 2016. At present, strains resistant to first line treatment of syphilis and chlamydia are not common...

Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea recently detected in Australia: media release

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Professor Brendan Murphy, Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health  17 April 2018 Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea have been recently detected in Australia. One case was diagnosed in Western Australia and a second case diagnosed in Queensland.  Multi-drug resistant strains can be difficult to treat and it is important to prevent further spread...

Gonorrhoea ‘super-superbugs’ triple in six months [in Australia]

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SMH, 13/02/2018 Cases of a strain of gonorrhoea impervious to an antibiotic have almost tripled in six months, the latest report from the National Alert System for Critical Antimicrobial Resistance (CARAlert) reveals. The result was a “warning shot across the bow” for doctors and public health officials fighting antibiotic resistance, CARAlert’s senior medical adviser said. Read more...

SHINE SA Media Release: Response to the call to ban Diane-35

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SHINE SA, issued 13th December 2017 SHINE SA believes everyone should have access to contraceptive choices, and that decisions about contraception are best made in conjunction with a healthcare professional. Cyproterone acetate pills, commonly known as Diane-35 appear to be associated with a higher risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) than levonorgestrel (LNG) containing pills, although the...

SHINE SA Media Release: Response to ABC report on Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARCs)

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SHINE SA, Issued: 13 December 2017 SHINE SA believes that decisions about contraception should be made in conjunction with a health care professional and that everyone should have access to accurate and unbiased information to enable appropriate informed contraceptive choice. LARCs (Long Acting Reversible Contraception) including the levonorgestrel IUD1 (Mirena) and the subdermal implant...

New class of antibiotic raises hopes for urgently-needed gonorrhoea drug

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The Guardian, Tuesday 8 August 2017 03.00 AEST A new class of antibiotic has been found to work in the lab against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which can cause infertility and damage to babies and is fast becoming resistant to all existing drugs. Although it is early days, because the antibiotic has yet to be tried in animals or humans, researchers say they are excited by its...

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