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STIs spreading at rate of more than 1 million a day, says WHO

Experts call for more honest discussion of sexually transmitted infections and more data.

Published
07 June 2019
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The Guardian
People urged to practise safer sex after rise in STIs in England

New data from Public Health England show there were around 448,000 cases of sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in 2018, an increase of 5% from 2017.

Published
04 June 2019
From
Public Health England
Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2018

In 2018, there were 447,694 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections made in England, a 5% increase since 2017, including a 26% increase in gonorrhoea diagnoses.

Published
04 June 2019
From
Public Health England
In China, Public Talk of Sex Is Rare. Could a ‘Pleasure Community’ Change That?

In a room with soft lighting, decorated with fuzzy blankets and turquoise balloons, a group of 30 or so strangers gathered on a recent afternoon in Beijing to discuss a subject that is largely taboo in China: how to satisfy a woman sexually.

Published
03 June 2019
From
New York Times
Silver Singles: Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise In The Over 50s?

Divorce, dating apps, and living longer means STIs are affecting more older people than ever before.

Published
03 June 2019
From
Huffington Post
FDA Approves First Throat and Rectal Tests for Detecting Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on May 23 that it had cleared the Aptima Combo 2 Assay and Xpert CT/NG to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea by using throat and rectum samples, potentially making it easier for physicians and public health programs to diagnose and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that are often undertreated for lack of testing in those areas.

Published
02 June 2019
From
The Body Pro
England: Sexual health figures mask serious trends and inequalities

Sexual health must be sufficiently funded on a national level, to deliver high quality sexual health services and information, say the Health and Social Care Committee in its report on sexual health.

Published
02 June 2019
From
Parliament
China's Kunlun Tech agrees to U.S. demand to sell Grindr gay dating app

Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Monday it had agreed to a request by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to sell popular gay dating app Grindr, setting a June 2020 deadline to do so.

Published
14 May 2019
From
Reuters
England: Sexual Health Checks Fall By Almost 250,000 As Services Suffer Severe Cuts

Sexual and reproductive health checks have fallen by 245,000 in three years, amid “swingeing” cuts to the vital services, new figures published by the Labour party show. Spending on the facilities by local authorities fell by £56 million over the past five years, according to House of Commons library data.

Published
14 May 2019
From
Huffington Post
UK couples having less frequent sex than 10 years ago

"Young Brits are having less sex than a decade ago because they're too busy watching Netflix," reports the Sun. Researchers used survey data from almost 35,000 people aged 16 to 44 in the UK. The surveys were done in 1991, 2001 and 2012.

Published
10 May 2019
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NHS Behind the Headlines
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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