Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Doctors Warn A[euro]" Don't Be Unsafe and Sorry

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Doctors Warn A[euro]" Don't Be Unsafe and Sorry

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Byline: Kathy Sundstrom

SUNSHINE COAST STI STATS

Chlamydia notifications

2006 801

20101191

2011 1029

Gonorrhoea notifications

2006 30

2010 41

2011 54

Both chlamydia and gonorrhoea are sexually transmitted bacterial infections which can cause infertility

BEFORE you get swept off your feet in romantic gestures and heated passion, consider this.

Are you safe?

It might not be the most tasteful subject over dinner but the fact is the number of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) has increased in Queensland.

AMA Queensland president Dr Richard Kidd said notifications of chlamydia had risen by 31% since 2007 and reported cases of gonorrhoea had more than doubled.

aThe resurgence of gonorrhoea is particularly alarming. It is now known as a asuper buga due to its ability to rapidly develop resistance to antibiotic medication,a he said.

Dr Kidd said chlamydia and gonorrhoea were painful conditions to treat, and they could destroy fertility in women if treatment is delayed. …

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