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Gonorrhoea: Drug Resistance in Australia

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Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), 26 June 2018 There has long been concern globally about the potential emergence of drug resistant STIs. In response, the World Health Organisation released new treatment guidelines for three common STIs – chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – in 2016. At present, strains resistant to first line treatment of syphilis and chlamydia are not common...

Gonorrhoea ‘super-superbugs’ triple in six months [in Australia]

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SMH, 13/02/2018 Cases of a strain of gonorrhoea impervious to an antibiotic have almost tripled in six months, the latest report from the National Alert System for Critical Antimicrobial Resistance (CARAlert) reveals. The result was a “warning shot across the bow” for doctors and public health officials fighting antibiotic resistance, CARAlert’s senior medical adviser said. Read more...

Can you get gonorrhoea from kissing?

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ABC Radio (Hack), 8th November 2017 In a troubling development, Melbourne researchers suspect gonorrhoea is being spread by kissing, overturning years of conventional wisdom. Although it’s early days and not cause for alarm, there is evidence to suggest ‘throat-to-throat transmission’ may be driving the spread of gonorrhea in inner-city Australia. It’s been generally...

Rising Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Incidence and Associated Risk Factors Among Female Sex Workers in Australia

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Rising Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Incidence and Associated Risk Factors Among Female Sex Workers in Australia: A Retrospective Cohort Study Authors Denton Callander, PhD,*† Hamish McManus, PhD,* Rebecca Guy, PhD,* Margaret Hellard, PhD,‡ Catherine C. O’Connor, DrPH,*§¶ Christopher K. Fairley, PhD,||** Eric P.F. Chow, PhD,||** Anna McNulty, MM,†† David A. Lewis, DA, PhD,‡‡§§ Christopher Carmody, MB...

Vaccine for Meningitis Shows Some Protection Against Gonorrhea

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New Zealand Family Planning Some strains of the bacterium that cause gonorrhoea are now resistant to all available antibiotics. With no new drugs on the near horizon, the disease is in desperate need of a vaccine. Our research, published in the Lancet medical journal this week, shows that protection against gonorrhoea could come from an unexpected source – a vaccine against meningococcal...

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...

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