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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...

New ‘Syphilis Is Still Out There’ Campaign for Health Professionals

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The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) & SHINE SA, May 2020 The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) and SHINE SA have released a new social media campaign for health professionals. The campaign aims to raise awareness of syphilis screening and treatment during COVID-19. Syphilis Is Still Out There Campaign for Health Professionals While we deal with the...

Webinar: Syphilis Outbreak in the Indigenous Community

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SHINE SA, posted May 14, 2020 This free education session is presented by Adelaide Sexual Health Centre and will provide an update on syphilis. General practitioners, nurses and/or midwives, Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Health Workers are encouraged to register for this training. COURSE DETAILS Date: 16 June 2020 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm The webinar will cover: Update on...

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

 
 

Increased screening for syphilis and HIV in SA – new advice for clinicians (video)

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SHINE SA,  July 31, 2019 SHINE SA have released a short video resource for health professionals providing advice on the current syphilis outbreak in South Australia. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It presents a serious public health issue as it causes harm to the developing foetus and increases the transmission and acquisition of HIV. The 5 minute video SA Syphilis Outbreak –...

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