Australia’s annual report card on STIs and blood-borne viruses finds that gonorrhoea has increased by 63% over the past five years.
A fall in condom use across Australia is driving growth in sexually-transmitted infections but new national strategies could improve our sexual health, UNSW experts say.
Australia is experiencing a surge in gonorrhoea and syphilis infections and a dramatic rise in hepatitis C-related deaths, according to an annual surveillance report from UNSW's Kirby Institute.
There has been an alarming jump in some STI infections, with rates of Chlamydia up 17 percent and gonorrhoea rising 25 percent, new national surveillance figures show.
UNSW researchers have developed a new national strategy aimed at eliminating syphilis and reducing other sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in Indigenous communities.
Two UNSW PhD students have been given scholarships for their research which works towards the replacement of animal experimentation in the lab.