Health services fear a lack of long-term planning and funding is hampering attempts to control a syphilis outbreak across Australia after a baby was born in SA with the potentially fatal disease last year.
A UK man who caught what was dubbed the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea is cured — but two similar cases have now been reported in Australia.
The cost of HIV-prevention drug PrEP will be slashed, with the final hurdle now cleared for adding it to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
A sexually transmitted disease that may be infecting up to 700,000 Australians without them knowing is becoming so resistant to treatment it may soon become as great a health risk as chlamydia, doctors warn.
The last thing you want to think about when you're getting up close and personal with a new love is a sexually transmitted infection, but the truth is STIs are a reality for many Australians. So which diseases should you worry about, and how do you prevent, diagnose and treat them?
New data shows gonorrhoea is on the rise in Australia, but health experts can't point to why, as there's no data to suggest fewer people are using condoms or more people are having casual sex.
The improved version of the cervical cancer vaccine will be free to all 12 and 13-year-old students from next year.
It turns out the ubiquity of online dating apps, among other things, is influencing more than just our dating game — it's thought to be a key factor behind the rise of STIs.
More than 1,000 cases of almost-untreatable superbugs were reported in Australia in the 12 months to March this year, with authorities saying they are surprised by the drastic increase in treatment-resistant gonorrhoea.