Koala’s are known for their high rates of chlamydia or is that k-l-a…we’ve watched too much Mean Girls.
But now that trend is scarily on the rise in Australia for us humans, and that includes Townsville locals.
The most common sexually transmitted infection in Townsville more often happens between younger people, and can occur with no symtpons- which is why getting checked is super important!
The yearly average of chlamydia cases in Townsville is 814 but that has recently jumped to 817.
So far in 2019 Townsville doctors have seen 102 cases of gonorrhoea, 27 cases of syphilis, and 3 cases of HIV.
If you’re sexually active or have a new sexual partner and are wanting to get tested, just visit your doctor or the Sexual Health Clinic in North Ward.
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