STIs

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Communities affected by blood-borne viruses and STIs are more likely to opt out of digital health services, says a new national study.

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New data released by the Kirby Centre shows a sharp increase in the diagnosis of gonorrhoea and a widening gap in HIV infection rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. 

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Australia’s annual report card on STIs and blood-borne viruses finds that gonorrhoea has increased by 63% over the past five years.

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In most Australian states, if you have certain STIs, you have a legal responsibility to notify your potential sexual partners, Dr Denton Callander writes.

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New research has found teenagers are ignoring requests by their GP to get tested for chlamydia, highlighting the need for clinics to establish systems to improve screening rates. 

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.

Australia has reported its highest number of HIV infections since the early 1990s but cases of most other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections have dropped, data shows.

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UNSW has won its largest number of project grants ever in the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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Aboriginal people and communities will benefit from a new partnership ensuring they have access to the latest research findings on sexually transmitted infections.