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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...

HIV in Australia 2021: infographics

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AFAO, December 1st, 2020 Each year, AFAO develops the ‘HIV in Australia’ summary of the latest key HIV data and stats. The latest summary has just been released. Key points: Rapid uptake of PrEP, in combination with treatment as prevention, has led to declines in HIV notifications among Australian-born gay and bisexual men. Across the last six years, there has been a 44% decrease in HIV...

Report: SWASH Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Survey 2016, 2018, 2020

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ACON, October 28, 2020 The latest 2020 SWASH report was released on 28th October 2020 as part of a series of Mental Health month events.  The SWASH survey is a comprehensive survey of important health issues relevant to lesbian, bisexual, queer and other non-heterosexual identifying women engaged with Sydney’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities. SWASH has...

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...

Sex and gender: modifiers of health, disease, and medicine

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The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10250, 22–28 August 2020, Pages 565-582 Mauvais-Jarvis, F., et al Clinicians can encounter sex and gender disparities in diagnostic and therapeutic responses. These disparities are noted in epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, disease progression, and response to treatment. This Review discusses the fundamental influences of sex and gender as...

Diagnosis and Management of Syphilis in Patients With HIV Co-infection

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Khaw, C., Malden, C., Ratnayake, M. et al. Diagnosis and Management of Syphilis in Patients With HIV Co-infection. Curr Treat Options Infect Dis (2020). Published11 June 2020 Purpose of review Syphilis cases are on the increase especially in men who have sex with men (MSM) in urban areas of high-income countries. There is a strong association between syphilis and HIV infections. We review the...

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