Fresh statistics show a phenomenal rise in sexually transmitted diseases in the Australian sub-continent.
Chlamydia one of the most common treatable sexually transmitted diseases affecting people worldwide, is now reported to have increased four-fold in its incidence rates across the Australian subcontinent. with new cases having been reported in both older and younger age groups with no gender distinction among the sexually active people of all kinds of sexual orientation .
Numbers of people who have tested positive for syphilis and gonorrhea have also double d in different parts of Australia in the last decade.
New HIV Infections reported during the last five years has drastically increased by a whopping forty per cent, according to a survey report prepared by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (NCHECR).Another thousand new cases of AIDS is expected to cloud the sub-continent in this year according to the reports.
A considerable increase in number of people affected with AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea has been noted among the homosexual community.
This report could reflect the attitude and trends of the public who are sexually active, towards practicing safe sex. The advances made in treating the much dreaded HIV Infection/AIDS and other STD's could have made the sexually active individuals of all types of sexual orientation just a little careless about taking every possible effort to ensure prevention of such diseases capable resulting in serious consequences. If 'safe sex' does not get recognized as a social norm it can result in dire consequences. The increase in statistics could also be a reflection of the fact that more people are approaching authorized medical faculty these days for diagnosis and treatment.
The Australian government has come under the glaring lights of criticism following a perceived complacency having cut down funds considerably which were previously channelised for research which aimed at improving and implementing strategies to prevent and treat HIV Infections.