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‘Lets Talk About It’: South Australian Sexual Health Survey Results 2019

SAHMRI & Flinders University,  4th October, 2019 A South Australian-first youth sexual health survey has provided a unique snapshot of the sexual behaviours and knowledge of the state’s young people.  The head of SAHMRI’s Sexual Health and Wellbeing program, Associate Professor James Ward, says the results will help design policies, health services and education programs aimed at reducing...

Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea recently detected in Australia: media release

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Professor Brendan Murphy, Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health  17 April 2018 Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea have been recently detected in Australia. One case was diagnosed in Western Australia and a second case diagnosed in Queensland.  Multi-drug resistant strains can be difficult to treat and it is important to prevent further spread...

Can you get gonorrhoea from kissing?

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ABC Radio (Hack), 8th November 2017 In a troubling development, Melbourne researchers suspect gonorrhoea is being spread by kissing, overturning years of conventional wisdom. Although it’s early days and not cause for alarm, there is evidence to suggest ‘throat-to-throat transmission’ may be driving the spread of gonorrhea in inner-city Australia. It’s been generally...

ZERO: no linked HIV transmissions in PARTNER study after couples had sex 58,000 times without condoms

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HIV Treatment Bulletin,  12 July 2016 The PARTNER study showing the impact of HIV treatment (ART) on reducing transmission will benefit millions of people globally. The results set a new challenge about whether transmission is anything other than a theoretical risk when someone is taking effective ART. This reverses the common assumption that, by definition, some level of risk always exists when...

Know your chances of contracting an STI

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British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Canada A common question people have is “What are my chances of getting an STI?”  While there is no simple answer, the charts below give an estimate of your chances, when your partner has that sexually transmitted infection (STI). These charts are based on research where possible, and have been reviewed by STI experts in British Columbia.  These charts...

Are antimicrobial condoms the new frontier against STIs? Not quite…

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The Conversation, 13 October 2014, 6.09am AEDT
Australian biotech company Starpharma has announced the imminent launch of a condom coated with an antimicrobial chemical.
While it might be marketed as a great leap forward for preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs), it’s unlikely to offer any more protection than your average condom.
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