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Baby born with “avoidable” congenital syphilis: experts

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InDaily, June 04, 2020 The recent birth of a child in South Australia with congenital syphilis, despite the mother being previously diagnosed and treated for the sexually transmitted infection, has prompted SA Health concern about the quality of the treatment. [A] public health alert [sent by SA Health] “reminds and advises health practitioners of their responsibilities” in managing syphilis...

STI and BBV control in remote communities: Clinical practice and resource manual

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SAHMRI / Young Deadly Free, 2019 This manual was developed by SAHMRI as part of the Young Deadly Free project, to support clinicians in efforts to boost STI and BBV testing rates for young people living in and visiting remote communities. The manual provides tips on offering STI and BBV testing as part of routine consults with young people; collates the various STI and BBV clinical guidelines...

HIV & the Law: updated content from ASHM

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine, 2019 The NEW Guide to Australian HIV Laws and Policies for Healthcare Professionals includes two new sections on Mandatory Testing for HIV and My Health Record. This resource aims to provide health care workers with information on legal and ethical responsibilities under various laws and regulations related to human...

STI/BBV testing tool for asymptomatic people

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NSW STI Programs Unit, ASHM & Qld. Govt.,  2019
This resource has charts and information about how routine STI/BBV testing can be offered, who to, and how to follow up.
Developed by NSW STI Programs Unit, NSW Australia, and reproduced with permission by the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, ASHM and Communicable Diseases Branch.

Download PDF here: sti-bbv-testing-tool

 
 

STI/HIV testing tool for GPs and other primary care clinicians – updated

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NSW STI Programs Unit, August 2017 The STI/HIV Testing Tool for GPs and other primary care clinicians has been updated. The tool shows how to: • Offer routine STI/HIV testing in different consultations • Conduct a brief risk assessment (sexual history) • Conduct routine STI/HIV testing • Conduct contact tracing • Access available resources and additional support Based on the Australian STI...

Managing Chronic Hepatitis B – Advice for GPs (SHINE SA video)

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SHINE SA, July 2017 Today, July 28th, is World Hepatitis Day. There are no ‘healthy carriers’ of hepatitis B! SA Health & SHINE SA are promoting a 6-minute video providing advice for general practitioners in diagnosing, managing and contact tracing patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), to assist in preventing serious liver disease. It is now known that people who were...

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