Gonorrhoea rising in Australian heterosexuals

Press/Media: Research


In Australia, gonorrhoea has remained a relatively uncommon sexually transmissible infection (STI) in urban heterosexuals and routine annual screening for gonorrhoea has not been recommended in clinical guidelines because of the low gonorrhoea prevalence. This is in contrast to gay and bisexual men (GBM), and young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote areas, where the prevalence has remained high at between 5–10% for decades.

Period11 Dec 2017

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  • Gonorrhoea
  • Heterosexuals
  • Australia