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Trachoma disappeared from most of Australia 100 years ago as individual and community hygiene improved.

Why is trachoma blinding Aboriginal children when mainstream Australia eliminated it 100 years ago?

Trachoma easily spreads from one child to another through infected eye and nose secretions. A person may have up to 40 episodes of reinfection during childhood.
The biggest growth in sexually transmitted infections is for chlamydia and gonorrhoea. J. Michel (aka: Mitch) Carriere/Flickr

Good news and bad in latest annual report on HIV, hepatitis and STI rates

The latest instalment of Australia’s annual report card on HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections has been released this morning. Here's what experts make of the results.
Technology has done away with the need to insert swabs into the male urethra and speculums into the vagina. Instead, blood and urine are tested. In Tune/Shutterstock

Health Check: the STI check-up – warts and all

Sexuality is a means of pleasure, fulfilment and intimate connection with other humans. But it can also be a source of anguish. So it’s perhaps no surprise that of all the areas in health care, the “STI…
Tongue tied now, chat later. Kissing by Shutterstock

Teenage banter about sexual infections is not a #fail

A recent TV programme on “the secret life of students” followed a group of students in their first undergraduate year at Leicester University, including 18-year-old Aiden who was informed on screen that…
A new approach that involves treating both partners is crucial to tackling escalating rates of the often-asymptomatic disease of chlamydia. Pedro Figueiredo

A new approach to stopping the silent chlamydia epidemic

A “Perspective” published in the Medical Journal of Australia today calls for patient-delivered partner therapy for chlamydia to be made legal across Australia. This approach could be just the right way…
New strategies targeting young people are needed to stop the chlamydia epidemic, the report’s authors said. Flickr/Paul H Photography

HIV rates stable but chlamydia cases skyrocket

Australia’s rates of HIV infection have remained stable for the last five years but gonorrhoea cases shot up 25% last year…

New molecule blocks chlamydia

A new therapy could soon limit the the damage caused by chlamydia, according to US university researchers. Researchers have…

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