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About Us

The Chronic UTI Australia website came about after a small group of Australian women met online through their own experiences with chronic urinary tract infections. By networking and sharing research information, resources and personal experiences over several years, it was decided this information and knowledge would be complied and made available to others searching for answers to their own ongoing urinary symptoms.  In 2017, the Chronic UTI Australia website came to life, and in 2018 we made it official and became an incorporated association.

Our Mission

Our mission is to put urinary tract infection (UTI) on Australia’s public health agenda by advocating for awareness, recognition, education, research, and improved testing and treatment for ALL forms of UTI.  Ultimately, we want to stop the underdiagnosis of UTI so that chronic UTI does not  develop, and cause needless suffering and destroy lives.

Our Goals

Our goals are to:

  • Raise awareness and acknowledgement of chronic urinary tract infection (UTI) throughout Australia.

 

  • Ensure existing UTI testing is recognised for its gross insensitivities and is replaced with improved and appropriate diagnostic tests.

 

  • Advocate for, and collaborate with professional groups on, the development of new guidelines for UTI treatment that adequately address the 25-35 percent of patients who fail standard antibiotic therapy.

 

  • Advocate for, and collaborate with professional groups on, the development of new diagnostic testing and treatment guidelines specifically for chronic UTI.

 

  • Distribute relevant and up-to-date information, research and resources about UTI, with the aim of helping support people (and their carers) living in Australia who have been diagnosed with, or suspect they have, chronic UTI.

 

  • Help support and promote scientific UTI research globally, with the aim of finding more accurate diagnostic tools and fast, effective and safe treatment for all forms of UTI.

The volunteers behind Chronic UTI Australia do not have medical training or qualifications.  Click here more information about the website’s Terms of Use.

 

 

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