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Why you can't put rising rates of gonorrhea and syphilis just down to PrEP

Matthew Hodson, Executive Director of NAM aidsmap, says PrEP doesn’t necessarily make men abandon condoms, and the reasons behind rising rates of STIs in England are more complex.

Published
12 June 2018
From
Gay Star News
Cuts to sexual-health services in England imminent

Some sexual-health clinics face closure or reduced hours as almost half the councils in England plan to cut spending, a BBC investigation reveals.

Published
06 June 2018
From
BBC
A personal take on the new Sexual Health Data release

The numbers of diagnoses of STIs are broadly similar to last year with a small decrease in chlamydia, an increase in ghnorrhea and syphilis and a sharp increase in attendances at clinics. My take on this is more people are getting tested and more people are taking their sexual health seriously.

Published
05 June 2018
From
Jim McManus (blog)
Dramatic increase in syphilis and gonorrhoea leave sexual health services at tipping point

These dramatic increases in syphilis and gonorrhoea are a huge concern and must provide a wake-up call to the Government about the importance of ensuring that high-quality, easily-accessible sexual health services are available for all those who need them.

Published
05 June 2018
From
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
Starting PrEP Is Tied to an Increased Likelihood of Contracting STIs

Starting PrEP is associated with an increase in the likelihood of being diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among MSM/TGWs. This finding, from a review of multiple studies of PrEP including thousands of participants, suggests that condom use declines in this population during the period immediately following embarking upon a regimen of Truvada for HIV prevention.

Published
31 May 2018
From
POZ
This is what happened when I ordered my first home-testing STI kit

David Hudson says LGBTI people living in London are increasingly going to be asked to test themselves when it comes to their sexual health

Published
25 May 2018
From
Gay Star News
Increasing Incidence of Syphilis in People With HIV in the United States

The incidence rate of syphilis in people with HIV increased through 2015, according to new research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
21 May 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Dean Street clinic in London slashes appointments from 350 a day to just 75

London’s best-known sexual health clinic has tweeted it is cutting the number of people it can see at its Dean Street Express branch.

Published
17 May 2018
From
Gay Star News
UK: Patients being turned away from sexual health clinics, RCN says

Nurses have reported having to turn patients away from short-staffed sexual health clinics, leading to fears over a drop in infection testing. Overstretched resources in the field mean that the public are being left unprotected, according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Published
15 May 2018
From
The Guardian
Typhoid Marys? PrEP and the spike in gay men’s STI rates

Critics said Truvada was a “party drug” that would lead gay men to abandon condoms. They might be right. Should we care?

Published
14 May 2018
From
Medium

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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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