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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...

Sexual health in Australia’s tropical north

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ABC Radio National Health Report, Monday 5 June 2017 5:45 PM There are currently epidemics of syphilis and HIV in young Indigenous people in Cairns. These epidemics are out of control, and have crossed borders to to the Northern Territory, and in the case of syphilis, to Western Australia and South Australia as well. But in better news, Cairns is a nation leader when it comes to clearing the...

HIV Conference slams spitting laws in SA, WA & NT

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)  Adelaide: Friday, 18 November 2016 Delegates at Australia’s national HIV/AIDS conference have condemned the governments of South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory over laws that force people accused of criminal offences to undergo mandatory HIV and blood-borne virus testing. The conference passed a...

Landmark indigenous suicide report paves way for LGBTI recognition

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Star Observer, Oct 14, 2016 A FEDERAL report which has revealed the shocking rate of suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations has also been hailed as revolutionary for LGBTI people by Indigenous advocates. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) was released today as a way to address the suicide crisis in Indigenous...

Alarm sounds as thousands of WA teenagers skip HPV vaccine

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The West Australian , October 27, 2016, 1:00 am The State Government has sounded the alarm at thousands of WA teenagers missing out on cancer protection because they are not completing their full course of the human papilloma virus vaccine. The HPV vaccine was considered a medical breakthrough when introduced 10 years ago for its protection against cancers including of the throat and cervix, and...

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