Sexually transmitted infections: latest news

Sexually transmitted infections resources

Sexually transmitted infections features

Sexually transmitted infections in your own words

Sexually transmitted infections news from aidsmap

More news

Sexually transmitted infections news selected from other sources

  • Awareness campaign shows signs of delaying onset of drug-resistant gonorrhea in UK

    Gonorrhea threatens to become resistant to all antibiotics used to treat it. Professor Cathy Ison will today show that campaigns in the UK to raise awareness of drug resistance have shown some success in slowing onset of treatment failure.

    15 April 2014 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • HIV infected patients are at particular risk for neurosyphilis even when they receive proper syphilis treatment

    A world expert on neurosyphilis has told British sexual health specialists that HIV+ patients may be at particular risk of neurosyphilis because of their impaired immune systems.

    07 April 2014 | British HIV Association
  • Promiscuous Gay Nerd: A Competent, Inclusive Health Department is a Right, Not a Privilege

    The health department is not the police. They are not the church. Their role is to prevent illness and monitor ongoing epidemics. Sexually active people, gay or straight, in all parts of the country, should be able to go to the health department and be treated like human beings with legitimate sexual practices and health needs—that’s a right, not a privilege.

    28 March 2014 | BETA blog
  • Review: Dean Street Express

    I would like to tell you about my experience with a new clinic I visited today. Dean Street Express is a new sexual health walk in clinic which offers fast, free and confidential STI/HIV screening 6 days a week without an appointment. In a nutshell I had an amazing experience with them: friendly staff, brand new equipment and technologies I’ve never seen before, very quick service.

    14 March 2014 | My Gay London
  • Report Highlights Recommendations to Improve Gay and Bisexual Men’s Sexual Health

    As HIV research and prevention tools advance, there remains a critical information gap between health care providers and gay and bisexual men who could benefit most from those new tools. A new report released today by San Francisco AIDS Foundation identifies key steps to eliminate the gap and foster better relationships and communications between providers and clients.

    26 February 2014 | San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • STD rates continue to climb in San Francisco

    San Francisco saw increased cases of sexually transmitted diseases for the eighth consecutive year in 2013. But new HIV infections have steadily declined since 2006 - gay men appear to be focusing on HIV prevention and may not be as concerned with having gonorrhea and syphilis.

    21 February 2014 | Bay Area Reporter
  • Dean Street Express launched

    The team from NHS sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street are launching a new service which allows gay men to walk in for a routine sexual health check up and get all their results within six hours. Users are given a self-test kit to take their own swab tests for gonorrhoea and chlamydia in a private screening room. They then see a nurse for blood and 60-second HIV testing.

    12 February 2014 | Out in the City
  • STI infection rates among gay men reach 'crisis' levels

    A growing epidemic in the UK of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) linked to a rise in unprotected sex and club drug use represents “a crisis for gay men”, a leading expert has said. Rates of gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis in gay men have soared in recent years, official figures show, while new HIV infections have also reached record highs.

    09 February 2014 | The Independent
  • HPV Vaccination 'Should Be Given To Boys'

    Thousands of lives could be saved in Britain each year if boys are given the same vaccination that protects girls from developing cervical cancer. Campaigners say the jab - which 12 and 13-year-old girls get to immunise them against Human Papilloma Virus - would be "hugely beneficial" to boys as well. They say the £24m-a-year cost of immunising boys would save "a colossal amount further down the health chain".

    05 February 2014 | Sky News
  • Using Facebook to help trace and control the spread of an outbreak of syphilis

    Public health workers in Milwaukee were frustrated by the inability of traditional methods—phone calls, field visits, mailing letters—to help them find people who may have been sexually exposed to people with syphilis. They have developed a way of contacting sexual partners via Facebook in addition to using traditional public health tools.

    22 January 2014 | CATIE
More news

Our information levels explained

  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.