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Monkeypox is transmitted mainly through direct contact with skin lesions, but the current outbreak is following patterns similar to STIs. (NIAID, cropped from original)

Treating monkeypox like an STI may help control the outbreak, but stigma is a danger

Monkeypox is not considered an STI but is spreading among sexual partners. Adding sexual health strategies to the public health response is helpful, but there is a danger of stigmatizing MPXV.
Does a painting from 1400 depict one of Jesus’ torturers as suffering from ‘saddle nose,’ a common effect of syphilis? Detail of an Austrian painting c. 1400 of the Passion of Christ, The Cleveland Museum of Art

Manuscripts and art support archaeological evidence that syphilis was in Europe long before explorers could have brought it home from the Americas

The idea that Europeans brought new diseases to the Americas and returned home with others has been widely accepted. But evidence is mounting that for syphilis this scenario is wrong.
Rates of sexually transmissible infections among the Indigenous population are still much higher than the non-Indigenous population. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Sexually transmissible infections on the rise in Australia: a snapshot

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.
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.
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.
The World Health Organisation has declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

Lessons from Cuba on eliminating the transmission of HIV from mother to child

There are many lessons Southern Africa can learn from Cuba, which became the first country in the world to eradicate mother to child transmissions of HIV and syphilis.
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…

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