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US: STIs Drive 1 in 10 HIV Transmissions in Gay & Bi Men

Chlamydia and gonorrhea make untreated HIV more transmittable and make HIV-negative people more susceptible to contracting the virus.

Published
04 February 2019
From
Poz
26% of black MSM in PrEP trial diagnosed with STI during follow-up

More than 26% of black men who have sex with men, or MSM, who were enrolled in a pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, trial were diagnosed with an STI in follow-up, and younger study participants had higher rates of STIs than older participants, according to research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
14 January 2019
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Healio
Sexually Transmitted Infections Rise Steeply as U.S. Response Declines

Meanwhile, new analyses of gonorrhea have raised concern at the CDC about emerging drug resistance.

Published
28 August 2018
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Poz
Study: Genital warts may increase HIV transmission risk

Genital warts may increase the risk of sexually transmitting HIV, pointing scientists toward a possible strategy in preventing the disease's spread.

Published
22 August 2018
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UPI.com
Physicians Should Look Out for Neurosyphilis in Gay Men With HIV

This is according to a new paper detailing a case study of a man whose long-term syphilis infection affected his brain.

Published
13 July 2018
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Poz
Fears new wonder drug could lead to STI epidemic

As healthcare spending rises to record highs of more than 10 per cent of our gross domestic product, we must be cautious of policy decisions that might jeopardise our wellbeing and add to a ballooning national healthcare bill. Our political leaders must act now to manage the threat of STIs and protect the health of the wider community.

Published
04 July 2018
From
The Sydney Morning Herald
Zambia, South Africa prevention study finds those with herpes virus facing six times HIV risk

Communities’ HIV prevalence could be predicted “almost exactly” from prevalence of herpes virus, researchers find.

Published
14 April 2018
From
Science Speaks
Men with HPV are 20 times more likely to be reinfected after one year

An analysis of HPV in men shows that infection with one type strongly increased the risk of reinfection of the same type. The study highlights the importance of vaccination for preventing the spread of HPV in young men before they become sexually active and in older men who have already contracted the virus.

Published
06 December 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Australia gonorrhoea cases surge 63%

Rates of the disease rose 63% in five years, led by infections in young heterosexual city dwellers.

Published
06 November 2017
From
BBC Health
CDC: Rising PrEP Use Will Likely Drive Down STIs in Gay & Bi Men

The recommended twice-yearly STI screening would drive this effect, likely compensating for any excess sexual risk taking in PrEP users.

Published
06 October 2017
From
Poz
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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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