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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
Study suggests risk of sexual transmission of Zika may dissipate quickly

When Zika infections flared throughout Latin America, there was enormous concern that men carrying the virus could transmit it to women through sex — potentially infecting developing fetuses, if the women were pregnant. But it was unclear how long the risk might last.

Published
12 April 2018
From
STAT
'We need to talk about syphilis'

With syphilis in the UK at its highest rate since 1944, one person recounts discovering he had it asmptomatically when he took a home test. He also tested positive for HIV: "You've got loads of support for HIV, loads of conversations about it. With syphilis, it's not discussed at all."

Published
03 April 2018
From
BBC (Video)
Call to extend HPV vaccine to boys as cancer rates soar

NHS England urged to act after new figures reveal rising head and neck tumours in men: Health officials will soon come under increasing pressure to extend vaccination against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus to young men. Doctors say new figures, to be released in a few weeks, will show that rates of head and neck cancers in men are now rising so quickly that it is imperative the policy is reversed. “To be blunt, the case for giving the vaccine to boys as well as girls is now unequivocal as far as I am concerned,” said Professor Mark Lawler, of Queen’s University Belfast. “We have a chance to eradicate both these conditions – cervical as well as neck and head cancers – and we should not be hesitating.”

Published
01 April 2018
From
The Guardian
The recent trend towards multi-resistant gonorrhoea in coastal China

Alarming data have recent been reported (Yin & Chen) (Y&C) from the China Gonococcal Resistance Surveillance Programme (China-GRSP), covering seven (mostly coastal) provinces in the period 2013-2016. The study is relevant for Chinese national treatment policy, which currently recommends azithromycin monotherapy. However, with an estimated 45% of the world’s 78 million incident cases occurring in [...]Read More...

Published
29 March 2018
From
BMJ Group blogs
Man has 'world's worst' super-gonorrhoea

It is the first ever case that is resistant to the main antibiotic treatment.

Published
29 March 2018
From
BBC Health
HIV, syphilis cluster in teens, adults found in Milwaukee

At least 125 people — including some high school students — have contracted HIV, syphilis or both in one of the largest sexually transmitted infection “clusters” seein in the USA. Most of those in the group are men and 45% were HIV positive, according to the Milwaukee Jornal-Sentionel.

Published
12 March 2018
From
USA Today
HPV Vaccine For Gay And Bisexual Men Is Long Overdue But It’s Not Enough To Protect Everyone From Preventable Cancers

Terrence Higgins Trust believes the HPV vaccine should be provided through a gender-neutral school-based vaccination programme, in line with the current programme for girls. This would mean every child, regardless of gender or sexuality, can enter the adult world with their risk of HPV significantly reduced.

Published
07 February 2018
From
Huffington Post
Gonorrhea in China shows waning susceptibility to WHO-recommended antibiotics

(PLOS) Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains resistant to azithromycin and/or with decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone are common in China, according to a prevalence study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The study also showed that the prevalence of dual resistance in N. gonorrhoeae isolates increased from 2013 to 2016. The results suggest that dual therapy with azithromycin and ceftriaxone, recommended by WHO and many countries to treat gonorrhea, may not prove effective in China.

Published
07 February 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
England: HPV vaccination programme for men who have sex with men

The government has confirmed that it will introduce a nationwide HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men. It will be rolled out in phases from April 2018.

Published
06 February 2018
From
Public Health England
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