Young Deadly Syphilis Free Resources

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The team here at SAHMRI have compiled all of our syphilis health promotion and educational resources for you and included them here for you to use.

Within the link below you will find a syphilis and an STI educational animation, a series of syphilis info-graphics, 2 television commercials, radio advertisements, 2 posters, short and long fact sheets, and four clinician videos.

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Syphilis jumps to Western Australia

Source: ABC News— 17 Mar 2018

Some sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Western Australia, with Aboriginal communities in the north hit particularly hard by a syphilis outbreak.

Across the population, Syphilis has more than doubled the five-year average, up 112 per cent. More than 95 per cent of cases reported in Perth were in men.

However the rate increased by 38 per cent among Aboriginal people, associated with an ongoing outbreak in the Kimberley region, and decreased by 13 per cent among non-Aboriginal people.

Australian Medical Association president Omar Khorshid said Aboriginal people in the north had been failed.

Read more at ABC News