STIs are a serious health threat.
STI prevention was largely driven by HIV prevention. With changes in HIV prevention initiatives that don't really take into account other STIs, there's need to refocus STI prevention.
In most Australian states, if you have certain STIs, you have a legal responsibility to notify your potential sexual partners.
NSW has changed its laws imposing criminal penalties on someone with an STI who doesn't take "reasonable precautions" to not infect their sexual partner.
It’s not all ha ha hee hee hee.
When it comes to sexual health, public information has tended to focus on the young. Time for a change.
Rates of sexually transmissible infections among the Indigenous population are still much higher than the non-Indigenous population.
The annual surveillance report of sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses in Australia has found notifications of sexually transmissible infections are on the rise in Australia.
Trachoma disappeared from most of Australia 100 years ago as individual and community hygiene improved.
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.
Some women have experienced relationship conflict or breakdown over how the STI that led to their PID was acquired.
Pelvic inflammatory disease's traumatic consequences are unmatched by the low level of awareness around it. Left untreated, it can cause chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
Koalas are again in the firing line. But should diseased animals be culled for the greater good?
Research has shown that culling koalas could help stop the spread of deadly chlamydia. But how open will Australians be to killing one our favourite animals?
The biggest growth in sexually transmitted infections is for chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
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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.
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Over the past few years we've seen a dramatic rise in the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Australians aged 60 years and older.
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.
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…
Condom use appears to be declining across the Australian population.
A fall in condom use across the population is driving strong growth in sexually-transmitted infections, according to one…
Tongue tied now, chat later.
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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…
More men who live in rural and regional Australia contract chlamydia than previously thought and most cases of infection…
A new approach that
involves treating both partners is crucial to tackling escalating
rates of the often-asymptomatic disease of chlamydia.
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.
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Australia’s rates of HIV infection have remained stable for the last five years but gonorrhoea cases shot up 25% last year…
A new therapy could soon limit the the damage caused by chlamydia, according to US university researchers. Researchers have…