Tagundiagnosed STIs

Let’s Celebrate Safer Sex this National Condom Day (SHINE SA Media Release)

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SHINE SA, 11 February 2020 Forget Valentine’s Day, there’s a new romantic day occupying February 14: National Condom Day! With only 36% of young South Australians always using a condom during casual sex, it’s no surprise that STI rates are on the rise. Like an elusive Valentine’s partner, many STIs are hidden. Around 70% of people with chlamydia have no symptoms, going unnoticed while being...

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...

Community-level changes in condom use and uptake of HIV PrEP by gay and bisexual men in Melbourne and Sydney

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Lancet HIV (2018). Published online 06 June 2018. doi: 10.1016/S2352-301830072-9. Abstract: Background Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been rapidly rolled out in large, publicly funded implementation projects in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia. Using behavioural surveillance of gay and bisexual men, we analysed the uptake and effect of PrEP, particularly on condom use by gay and...

Syphilis jumps to WA: doctors say ‘complacent’ safe sex attitudes to blame

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ABC News, 17/03/2018 Some sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Western Australia, with Aboriginal communities in the north hit particularly hard by a syphilis outbreak. Australian Medical Association president Omar Khorshid said Aboriginal people in the north had been failed. “It’s really sad that we’ve actually had and outbreak of syphilis that started in north...

WHO launches new treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhoea & syphilis

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World Health Organisation, 30 August 2016 STIs present a major burden of disease and negatively affect people’s well-being across the globe. Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are three STIs which are all caused by bacteria and which can potentially be cured by antibiotics. Unfortunately, these STIs often go undiagnosed and due to antibiotic resistance, they are also becoming increasingly...

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