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Infectious Syphilis ALERT

Information for Aboriginal medical services, sexual health clinicians, general practitioners and antenatal services.

    A large syphilis outbreak among Aboriginal people in Qld, NT, WA and SA could spread to NSW.

    Screen Aboriginal clients regularly, particularly:

    • Those under 35 years of age
    • Pregnant women early in gestation AND at 24-28 weeks
    • As part of MBS item 715 health checks

    Seek help with syphilis testing, treatment and contact tracing from your local sexual health clinic or Sexual Health InfoLink on 1800 451 624.

    Read full health alert from NSW Health