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Internet-based self-sampling for Chlamydia trachomatis testing

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Söderqvist J, Gullsby K, Stark L, et al Internet-based self-sampling for Chlamydia trachomatis testing: a national evaluation in Sweden Sexually Transmitted Infections 2020;96:160-165. Abstract: Objective Internet-based testing for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) with self-sampling at home has gradually been implemented in Sweden since 2006 as a free-of-charge service within the public healthcare...

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...

Kissing may be an important and neglected risk factor for oropharyngeal gonorrhoea

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Kissing may be an important and neglected risk factor for oropharyngeal gonorrhoea: a cross-sectional study in men who have sex with men Chow EPF, Cornelisse VJ, Williamson DA, et al Sexually Transmitted Infections 2019;95:516-521. Abstract: Objectives A mathematical model suggested that a significant proportion of oropharyngeal gonorrhoea cases are acquired via oropharynx-to-oropharynx...

Chlamydia trachomatis and the Risk of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Ectopic Pregnancy, and Female Infertility

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Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciz429,  Published: 24 August 2019 Abstract Background We evaluated the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, and infertility in women with a previous Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) diagnosis compared with women who tested negative for CT and CT untested women, considering both targeted and incidental (ie, prescribed for another indication) use of...

STIs among transgender men and women attending Australian sexual health clinics

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Med J Aust. 2019 Aug 29. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50322. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Objectives To estimate rates of HIV infection, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and infectious syphilis in transgender men and women in Australia; to compare these rates with those for cisgender people. Design Cross‐sectional, comparative analysis of de‐identified health data. Setting, participants We analysed data for 1260...

New report: Surveillance of STIs and Blood-Borne Viruses in South Australia, 2018

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Communicable Disease Control Branch, SA Health, July 2019 In 2018, there were 8,556 new notifications of STI and BBV in South Australia. This represents a 3% increase in the number of new notifications compared to notifications received in 2017. In 2018, there were 6,256 notifications of Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) making this the most commonly notified STI in South Australia. The...

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