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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

 
 

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...

Experts debate whether kissing is to blame for gonorrhoea spread

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Sydney Morning Herald, July 18, 2019 — 2.00am The long-held position of sexual health experts is that gonorrhoea is transmitted by the penis, but an Australian researcher is studying the possibility the infection can be spread by kissing. At the STI and HIV World Conference in Vancouver on Thursday, Professor Kit Fairley from Monash University will be arguing his case in a debate with Professor...

STIs in remote Australia

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ABC Health Report, Monday 18 March 2019 5:45 PM Leading Aboriginal researcher Associate Professor James Ward* is calling for action in remote Australia to deal with a preventable epidemic of sexually transmissible infections — including syphilis — in a population that’s no more sexually active than non-Indigenous people of the same age.   He joined Dr Norman Swan’s Health Report on ABC RN...

‘Building Workforce Capacity in Sexual Health’ Program: Country South Australia

SHINE SA, March 2019 With rising national rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and in particular chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis, it’s important that SHINE SA support those at the frontline of diagnosis and prevention – general practitioners. SHINE SA has recently been funded by Country SA PHN to deliver a program to support rural and regional health workers. The Building Workforce...

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