Saturday, September 10, 2011

FIFO workers fuel spike in STDs | Perth Now

FIFO workers fuel spike in STDs | Perth Now

HIGHLY paid fly-in, fly-out workers are returning from cheap Asian holidays with high rates of sexually transmitted diseases, West Australian doctors say.Australian Medical Association WA President Dave Mountain says there's been a significant rise in such diseases in WA over the last three or four years.

Doctors in WA have been reporting boosted numbers of FIFO workers fronting with sexually-transmitted diseases.

``Whenever you get those rises in sexually transmitted diseases that's almost certainly a sign that people are having high risk, unprotected sex,'' Dr Mountain said.

``The real concern then is that HIV rates are going to start increasing as well.''

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