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Australia’s Annual Sexual Health Check Up: STIs are mostly down, but reductions in testing could be the cause

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 Kirby Institute (UNSW) – released Thursday 8 December 2022 Data released last month by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted testing and diagnoses of sexually transmissible infections (STI) in Australia. The report titled HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual surveillance report shows that in 2021 there...

Socioeconomic, behavioural and health factors associated with chlamydia testing in sexually active young women

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ilson Louise Forsyth, Dobson Annette Jane, Doust Jenny, Mishra Gita Devi (2022) Socioeconomic, behavioural and health factors associated with chlamydia testing in sexually active young women: an Australian observational cohort study. Sexual Health, 19,112-121. Abstract: Background: Chlamydia trachomatis is the most frequently notified sexually transmitted infection in Australia. Untreated...

Sexual behaviour during COVID-19

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Goller Jane L., Bittleston Helen, Kong Fabian Yuh Shiong, Bourchier Louise, Williams Henrietta, Malta Sue, Vaisey Alaina, Lau Andrew, Hocking Jane S., Coombe Jacqueline (2022) Sexual behaviour during COVID-19: a repeated cross-sectional survey in Victoria, Australia. Sexual Health , Background: During 2020, the State of Victoria (Australia) experienced two COVID-19 waves. Both resulted in...

Syphilis Is Still Out There: What Clinicians Need to Know

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SHINE SA, Posted on November 25, 2021 An ongoing infectious syphilis outbreak has spread across Australia’s states and territories leading to an endemic level in some areas. The outbreak was first reported among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and remote northern Australia in 2011. Clinicians are now encouraged to have a high clinical suspicion for syphilis in all population...

Respect Me + You, Is Your Syphilis Check Up Due? (New Campaign)

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May 2021 The Respect Me + You, Is Your Syphilis Check Up Due? Campaign has now launched! This campaign was originally conceived by Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA), and was adapted as a collaboration with SHINE SA in 2020. The campaign is a response to the rise in syphilis infections in South Australia which has been particularly devastating for Aboriginal communities. It is a...

The Gaps Project Report: HIV transmission amongst GBMSM in Australia

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Identifying gaps in achieving the elimination of HIV transmission among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Australia: The Gaps Project Report Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, 2020 This report identifies gaps on the pathway in achieving the elimination of HIV transmission among GBMSM in Australia, through collating and analysing surveillance and behavioural data collected from...

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