Data on the spread and control of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections in the community.

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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.

    04 February 2019 | 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.

    14 January 2019 | Healio
  • Stop blaming PrEP for the rise in STIs – the picture is more complex than that

    When MSM seek out PrEP, it is a decision that should be supported. To castigate them is to increase stigma and discourage their engagement with health services. We must encourage PrEP use, accept that condom use may fall as a result, design supportive care and be happy knowing that every averted HIV infection is a life-altering moment.

    10 December 2018 | The Conversation
  • The unexpected effects of the HIV prevention pill

    PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STIs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.

    29 November 2018 | Mosaic
  • Truvada and the truth: is HIV prevention propelling the STI epidemic?

    In the MSM community, a rapidly expanding STI epidemic is fueling questions about whether the steadily rising number of people who start Truvada for HIV prevention subsequently change their sexual behavior in ways that increase their risk of contracting chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and, in rarer cases, hepatitis C.

    21 October 2018 | The Guardian
  • HIV Providers and Advocates Continue to Debate STI Rates in the Era of PrEP and U=U

    From Aug. 27 to 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention will host the STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. This biennial conference could not be timelier as the U.S. is facing a resurgence in sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

    03 September 2018 | The Body Pro
  • 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.

    28 August 2018 | Poz
  • Syphilis diagnoses are booming - it's clear sexual health needs an overhaul

    Moving sexual health services to local government was a good idea. It encourages the embedding of those services in their communities and offers the prospect of better support for groups that can be hard for the NHS to reach, such as young people. But the relentless cuts to local government funding are putting people’s physical and mental health at risk, while the blurred accountability is undermining the importance of sexual health as a political priority.

    28 August 2018 | The Guardian
  • 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.

    22 August 2018 | 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?

    23 July 2018 | The Guardian
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