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Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmissible infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria Gonorrhoea. It can affect all genders and may infect the urethra, cervix, anus, throat or eyes. Gonorrhoea is the second most commonly reported STI in Australia with 12,000 cases in 2011. see our STI information page for more on gonorrhoea.

Chlamydia
Chlamydia is a sexually transmissible infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It can affect anyone and may infect the urethra, cervix, anus, throat or eyes. Chlamydia has reached epidemic proportions in Australia with over 82,500 cases diagnosed in 2014, 81% of which were amongst young people.

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