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Why chlamydia rates are on the rise

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country with more than 70,000 notifications of the infection in 2016 alone.

These statistics come from the Kirby Institute’s latest paper looking at the state of Australia’s sexual health.

But unlike other sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea and hepatitis, the symptoms of chlamydia aren’t always recognisable and when it comes to treating the long term effects of the infection, our current treatments are falling short.

Speakers:
Willa Huston – Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney.
Garry Myers – Associate Professor in the iThree Institute at the University of Technology Sydney.

Presenter/Producer: Jake Morcom.

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