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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
From
UPI.com
Dangerous liaisons: why syphilis and gonorrhoea have returned to haunt Britain

Clinic appointments fill up in minutes and babies are once again being born with syphilis – what is behind Britain’s sexual health crisis?

Published
23 July 2018
From
The Guardian
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
From
Poz
Emerging sex disease Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) 'could become next superbug'

A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile.

Published
11 July 2018
From
BBC
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
About That Awful AIDS Op-Ed in The New York Times…

Don’t miss these responses from seasoned activists and experts—including Peter Staley’s 31-point rebuttal in tweets.

Published
03 July 2018
From
POZ
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
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

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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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