'Super gonorrhoea' resistant to all routine antibiotics

Written by SHM | Jorge Branco on . Posted in News & Updates

Two people in Australia have been diagnosed with the “super gonorrhoea” infection recently reported for the first time, which has highlighted growing concerns about antibiotic overuse.

Two people in Australia have been diagnosed with the “super gonorrhoea” infection recently reported for the first time, which has highlighted growing concerns about antibiotic overuse. A Queensland Health spokesperson on Tuesday confirmed two cases of gonorrhoea resistant to multiple antibiotics were detected in the past month; one in Queensland and one in Western Australia.

HIV PrEP available on PBS in Australia

Written by ASHM on . Posted in News & Updates

The Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt has announced a landmark decision in HIV prevention in approving HIV-prevention drugs – tenofovir with emtricitabine, known as PrEP – on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 April, thereby providing broader access for any doctor or general practitioner to be able prescribe PrEP to an Australian resident who holds a current Medicare card.

PAP tests are changing

Written by SHFPACT on . Posted in News & Updates

The Australian Government is planning to change the National Cervical Screening Program. The current screening program was developed in 1991 and we now know a lot more about cervical cancer.

Australia's gonorrhoea rise

Written by theguardian.com on . Posted in News & Updates

A new report by the Kirby Institute, shows that Australia's gonorrhoea rise of 63% has been driven by urban heterosexuals. The report shows a 99% rise in notification rates in major cities, a 15% rise in regional areas and an 8% fall in rural areas.

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