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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...

Adelaide abortion clinic calls for safe access from protesters

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InDaily,  31/5/19 Staff at an Adelaide abortion clinic have called for safe access zone laws due to pro-life supporters they claim stand near the centre, holding placards and photographing and filming people entering and leaving. Unlike New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and Victoria, South Australia has no safe access zone laws that...

Updated blood borne virus guidelines for health professionals in SA

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SA Health, 11 April 2019 The ‘Australian National Guidelines for the Management of Healthcare Workers Living with Blood Borne Viruses and Healthcare Workers who Perform Exposure Prone Procedures at Risk of Exposure to Blood Borne Viruses’ have been updated. They can be viewed on the Commonwealth Department of Health website. The guidelines are in two parts: Part A provides information and...

Update on multi-drug resistant shigella

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SHINE SA, 7/3/2019 The shigella outbreak is continuing in South Australia. This is to advise clinicians to be on alert for a potential increase in shigella cases, and to highlight updated recommendations on treatment as released by the Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB). The outbreak is predominantly in men who have sex with men (MSM) and there is a potential for further increase in...

Surveillance of sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in South Australia, 2017

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Communicable Disease Control Branch, SA Health, 2018 In 2017, there were 8,181 new notifications of STIs and BBVs in South Australia. This figure represents a 7% increase in the number of new notifications compared to notifications received in 2016, and a 14% increase compared to the five year average (2012-2016). In 2017, there were 5,910 notifications of genital chlamydia making this the most...

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