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Gonorrhoea: The Other Epidemic

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A 2021 study from Alfred Health found that gonorrhoea cases have ‘dramatically increased’ over the past 10 years in Victoria, particularly among women and heterosexual men. Not only did Victorian cases increase from 6,500 in 2020 to 7,000 in 2021, but alarmingly, despite this rise in infections, gonorrhoea screening rates dropped by 70% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With cases on the rise, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the signs and symptoms of this condition.

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Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoea, which is typically found in penile discharge and vaginal fluid. Gonorrhoea infection affects the mucosa of the urethra, cervix, rectum, throat and/or eyes, and rarely, the joints, skin or heart. It can be spread through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing unwashed sex toys.

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