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Australian Journal Urges Antibiotics To Most Aborigines In High STD Areas

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

A medical journal paper calls for providing many of Australia's indigenous Aborigine people 10 years of age and older with antibiotics to stop sexually transmitted diseases that have reached "hyperendemic" proportions in their communities. The Medical Journal of Australia article says there is little use in attempting to screen the population in communities where STD prevalence is greater than 10 percent. The authors noted there are cases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea in more than a quarter of residents in indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. (Click here for more

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