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Antibiotic resistance is not new but recent developments increase the urgency for action. Shutterstock

‘Super gonorrhoea’ raises the stakes in the war against superbugs

Superbugs used to pose the greatest risk to people with compromised immune systems and those who had surgery. But their sexual transmission means antibiotic resistance can spread much more widely.
Most ill health can be avoided on family holidays through research and planning in advance, plus smart packing. from www.shutterstock.com

Prepare for a healthy holiday with this A-to-E guide

Simple steps can lower your risk of bringing home traveller’s diarrhoea, respiratory infections and mosquito-borne diseases from your holiday.
Syphilis outbreaks tend to occur in marginalised populations where there is a lack of affordable, appropriate and culturally acceptable health care. yaruman5/Flickr

Northern Australia syphilis outbreak is about government neglect, not child abuse

The syphilis outbreak in Central Australia is not about child abuse. But it highlights the urgent need for investment in sexual health services for Aboriginal Australians living in remote areas.
Condom use appears to be declining across the Australian population. Wade Kelly/Flickr

Declining condom use driving sexually-transmitted infections

A fall in condom use across the population is driving strong growth in sexually-transmitted infections, according to one of the authors of an annual surveillance report released today. Syphilis diagnoses…
Australia has joined others around the world in seeking to significantly cut HIV infection rates. AAP

Australia sees spike in HIV infection rate

Australia has seen a notable rise in HIV infections over the last 12 months, say researchers at the University of New South Wales. The 2012 HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in…

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