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22 Dec 2018

The AMA is warning that one thing that you don’t want to give – or receive – at Christmas is a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that STIs are on the rise and people should be vigilant this holiday season about practising safe sex.

“STI rates in Australia have increased significantly in recent years,” Dr Bartone said.

“From 2013 to 2017, new cases of gonorrhoea increased by 80 per cent, and chlamydia increased by 13 per cent between 2015 and 2017.

Published: 22 Dec 2018