Various news agencies have reported that sexual diseases continue to assault Australia. On a recently released report card regarding the country’s sexual health, more and more Australians are contracting gonorrhea and syphilis. In addition, the HIV diagnosis rate was said to have climbed in the last five years.
According to news.com, the indigenous people have the highest transmission rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Chlamydia is still the commonly reported sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the country, affecting mostly young adults. Upmarket brothels in Sydney who practice only safe sex are lauded for their efforts in curbing the spread of STIs and STDs. This is also to ensure that escorts from Asia will not pass on any sexual diseases from brothels in Asia.
Sexual Diseases Continue To Assault Australia
Several studies in the United States and Canada revealed that there is a connection between the use of hookup application and the surge in the rate of STIs. As per the Gold Coast Bulletin, newly single guys and girls on hookup apps like Grindr and Tinder, are more prone to contracting STDs and STIs. This is because they tend to “forget” about the risks of unprotected sex.
The same news agency also said that ever since dating apps were introduced, there has been a steady rise in STIs and STDs. In fact, the Queensland Health Department disclosed that Chlamydia and gonorrhea cases in the state soared by 13 percent and 10 percent respectively, since Tinder was launched in September 2012.
Sexual diseases continue to assault Australia, this time in Western Australia. ABC reported that there has been a surged in documented STI cases in the state. This number increased by threefold in the last five years alone. Because of the rise in STIs, the health department made up a new sexual health information drive targeting the locals, overseas holidaymakers, and tourists in the state.
There is also a looming superbug threat in Australia and New Zealand. This drug-resistant STI, known as mycoplasma genitalium (MG), is said to infect 400,000 Australians. According to scientists, the health risks of MG are similar to that of chlamydia, and is pervasive in high income nations. A previous study estimated that at least 8.7 percent of those belonging in high-risk groups have MG.