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ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE – WHERE ARE WE NOW

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There is a well-documented trend showing a sharp increase in the numbers of Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. While this is a major concern, there is a more worrying problem emerging, namely, antibiotic resistance. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in Singapore. There is ...
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SHARP RISE IN GONORRHOEA AND SYPHILIS REPORTED IN AUSTRALIA

What do we need to know? Why does it matter? How does it affect us?

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The latest data from the Annual Surveillance Report 2017 (HIV , viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) in Australia) by The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society 2017 is now available:https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/report/annual-surveillance-report-hiv-...
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Hepatitis C Treatments Save Healthcare Costs if Administered Early

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Cheaper, shorter duration, better patient outcomesFor the more than 70 million people worldwide living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) , the past five years has seen this infectious, potentially fatal infection transform into a curable disease. The main risk factors for HCV are unprotected sexual ...
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Potential Fetal Harm from Exposure to Dolutegravir from CDC Interim Statement

Implications for HIV Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

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The United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an interim statement on May 23, 2018, regarding the safety of the antiretroviral drug, Dolutegravir (DTG).Dolutegravir is approved as part of the antiretroviral drug regimen for Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) . The ...
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