Australia: Gonorrhoea rates among Sydney gay men at 4-year high

Recent NSW public health surveillance data finds gonorrhoea rates among men who have sex with men are at a 4-year high.

Karen Price, the chair of STIGMA and ACON’s HIV and sexual health director, has expressed concern at the “continuing high rates” of STIs among gay and MSM residents in inner-Sydney.

“Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection passed from penis to mouth or anus that can be easily treated. Condoms provide the most effective protection against gonorrhoea during anal sex. It’s also important for gay men to understand that the presence of STIs like gonorrhoea can increase the risk of HIV transmission.  Read More