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STI’S on the rise in SA – free campaign resources (SHINE SA media release)

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SHINE SA, April 2, 2019 Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are on the rise in South Australia, with around 1 in 20 young people infected with chlamydia¹. Left untreated chlamydia can lead to infection of the reproductive systems and long term consequences. Having one STI also increases the risk of being infected with another. As such it’s important that young people in SA are encouraged...

Smoking causes one in five cancers in people with HIV in North America

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aidsmap/nam, 22 January 2018 A fifth of all cancers in people receiving HIV care in North America between 2000 and 2015 was due to smoking, according to US research published this month in advance online by the journal AIDS. “In the United States, the prevalence of smoking among HIV-infected people is substantially higher than in the general population, and most HIV-infected individuals either...

Gonorrhoea and syphilis on the rise among among heterosexual men and women in Melbourne

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ABC News, 16th January 2018
Melbourne is facing a rapid increase in cases of the sexually transmitted diseases syphilis and gonorrhoea.
Data from the Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic shows the number of gonorrhoea infections has increased 30 per cent annually since 2015.

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Early warning system exposes the rise of the gonorrhoea ‘super-superbug’

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The Age, July19th 2017 – 8:32 AM A critically drug-resistant strain of gonorrhoea dubbed a “super-superbug” has been detected in every Australian state and territory by a new national surveillance system. The National Alert System for Critical Antimicrobial Resistance (CARAlert) identified 1,064 bacteria highly resistant to last-line antibiotics between 17 March 2016 and 31...

Scientists warn that antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea is on the rise

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WHO, 07 July 2017 Every day, more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections are acquired worldwide, and each year an estimated 78 million people are infected with gonorrhoea. New data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea much harder – and sometimes impossible – to treat. The data has been published in PLOS, in two new scientific articles. Read more...

Increased screening for syphilis boosts detection of early latent infections among Australian gay men

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nam/aidsmap,  Published: 03 May 2017
Increased syphilis testing among gay men increased detection of early latent infections and was accompanied by a fall in the proportion of cases involving secondary syphilis, investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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