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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...

Child Living with HIV Maintains Remission Without Drugs Since 2008

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), July 24, 2017 A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists reported today at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. This case appears to be the...

Syphilis Outbreak in Northern South Australia

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SA Health, Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB),15/5/17 The Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) has been closely monitoring infectious syphilis notifications in South Australia in light of a multi-jurisdictional outbreak of syphilis occurring across northern Australia. It appears that this outbreak has spread to South Australia, with sustained transmission occurring in Port Augusta...

Young Parents’ Fight To Keep Baby Aria Reignites Debate Over Teenage Parents

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The Conversation, 19/04/2017 10:04 AM AEST | Updated 20/04/2017 10:53 AM AEST Two New South Wales teenagers’ fight to get their baby daughter back has reignited debate over teenage pregnancy, and how young is too young to care for a child. While experts may agree that teen pregnancies are less than ideal, there is disagreement about what should happen in the case of the young couple —...

Decision-making about infant feeding among African women living with HIV in the UK

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“It pains me because as a woman you have to breastfeed your baby”: decision-making about infant feeding among African women living with HIV in the UK Sex Transm Infect 2016;92:331-336 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052224 Abstract Objectives UK guidance advises HIV-positive women to abstain from breast feeding. Although this eliminates the risk of postnatal vertical transmission of HIV, the impact of...

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