You can have this STI without knowing it, or have symptoms, it can affect men and women, and it can be treated with antibiotics. Left untreated, it may cause complications.
With all the attention focussed on combating the spread of COVID-19 it’s easy to forget the other health challenges that could affect us all.
Technology is raising a new wave of privacy concerns around contact tracing.
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Trust in the confidentiality of contact tracing broke down during the AIDS epidemic. Today, it’s faltering again.
Everyone will benefit from wider HPV vaccinations.
Australia’s teens get their sexual information from a variety of sources and seem to know a lot about STIs.
Australia’s year 10-12 students are getting good marks when it comes to sexual health, according to new research out today. But there’s room for improvement.
In some Nigerian universities, wealthy female students engage in trasnactional sex for pleasure, while those that needed financial support did it for the money.
Why it's important South Africa doesn't ignore sexually transmitted infections.
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.
Antibiotic resistance is not new but recent developments increase the urgency for action.
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.
According to a Global Adolescent Study boys are given more freedom and independence than girls.
Do boys and girls from diverse cultural settings experience their transitions into adolescence? Their cultural differences don’t make a difference, but their genders do.
Most ill health can be avoided on family holidays through research and planning in advance, plus smart packing.
Simple steps can lower your risk of bringing home traveller’s diarrhoea, respiratory infections and mosquito-borne diseases from your holiday.
Where first is not best.
Until now, the processes that lead some girls to start developing before others have been poorly understood.
Bacterial vaginosis affects at least 12% of Australian women.
Few women have heard of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and often confuse its symptoms with thrush. But improper treatment of BV can lead to persistent symptoms and distress.
PrEP drugs to prevent people contracting HIV mustn’t disrupt existing sexual health strategies.
Tackling men’s reluctant condom use comes down to the basics of how they view sex.
STIs might be easier to treat or manage but unprotected sex still comes with potentially serious risks.
Syphilis outbreaks tend to occur in marginalised populations where there is a lack of affordable, appropriate and culturally acceptable health care.
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.
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…
New methods to track disease could help authorities monitor resistant strains of gonorrhoea and keep a possible pandemic…
Australia has joined others around the world in seeking to significantly cut HIV infection rates.
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…