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Baby born with “avoidable” congenital syphilis: experts

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InDaily, June 04, 2020 The recent birth of a child in South Australia with congenital syphilis, despite the mother being previously diagnosed and treated for the sexually transmitted infection, has prompted SA Health concern about the quality of the treatment. [A] public health alert [sent by SA Health] “reminds and advises health practitioners of their responsibilities” in managing syphilis...

Changes to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Distribution

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SHINE SA,  May 5, 2020 SHINE SA will now temporarily provide a full 28-day supply of Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) medication in place of the usual five-day starter pack. This measure has been put in place with the assistance of SA Health to help limit movement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, clients received a five-day HIV PEP starter pack and then the remaining medication...

HIV and viral hepatitis disclosure [in South Australia] – factsheet

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SA Health, updated 2019
Deciding to disclose your HIV or viral hepatitis (hepatitis B or hepatitis C) status is a personal choice. There are few situations where you are legally required to disclose your HIV or viral hepatitis status, however, there may be times when it’s in your best interests to disclose your status even if you are not legally required to do so.

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Concerns for women after SA closes two centres for surgical abortion

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ABC News, 19/09/2019 Two of South Australia’s surgical abortion services have been shut down over the past 18 months, amid community concerns about the impact on women seeking care. In January, services were relocated from the main abortion provider in the state, the Pregnancy Advisory Centre in Adelaide’s inner-western suburbs, moving all surgical abortions to the Queen Elizabeth...

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...

Lastest Gay Community Periodic Survey for Adelaide released

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Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW, June 2019 Gay Community Periodic Survey: Adelaide 2018 Authors: Broady, T., Mao, L., Bavinton, B., Jeffries, D., Bartlett, S., Calabretto, H., Narciso, L., Prestage, G., & Holt. The Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited at a range of gay community sites in Adelaide, and online...

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