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  • STIs and Hep C levels at all-time high in Australia

    The Kirby Institute’s Annual Surveillance Report suggests a number of STIs are continuing to increase, with syphilis and gonorrhoea leading the charge. Hepatitis C infections are also a growing health issue with more people now dying from viral hepatitis infection than from HIV when it was in its peak in the 80s and 90s.

    4 hours ago | Gay News Network
  • Leading parliamentarians support HPV vaccination for boys

    Six leading parliamentarians have today declared their support for vaccinating boys against HPV infection. Their joint statement said: "In our view, all adolescent boys should be offered the vaccine."

    09 September 2014 | HPV Action
  • Teenage banter about sexual infections is not a #fail

    As a sexual health researcher, I’ve talked to young men and women aged between 16 and 24 about chlamydia. I've heard “banter” being used by (mostly) men as a way of dealing with awkward conversations about chlamydia - they were often embarrassed to talk about it, especially within mixed-sex groups in colleges.

    08 July 2014 | The Conversation
  • Herpes Drives Heterosexual Transmission of HIV in NYC

    Infection with herpes simplex virus 2 is propelling significant increases in the prevalence of HIV among non-injecting drug users in New York City.

    04 July 2014 | AIDSMeds
  • HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Might Lower Genital Herpes Risk, Too

    A combination drug used to treat and prevent HIV — Truvada — may have an additional benefit: lowering the risk of a genital herpes infection, a new study suggests. Researchers found that African heterosexuals who were at risk of getting HIV from their partners were about 30 percent less likely to get infected with genital herpes if they took the drug tenofovir alone or with emtricitabine.

    01 July 2014 | Health.com
  • Effective HIV/AIDS prevention treatment could be boosting other STDs in San Francisco

    Pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS prevention treatments are so effective that condoms are becoming an afterthought for some sexually active gay men, according to local public-health officials.

    23 June 2014 | San Francisco Examiner
  • US: Chlamydia Is Widespread and Often Goes Undiagnosed

    Nearly half a million Americans may have the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia without knowing it.

    23 June 2014 | AIDSMeds
  • Sexually transmitted infection risk in England is greatest in gay men and young adults

    Number of STI cases diagnosed in 2013 remain close to 2012 figures.

    17 June 2014 | Public Health England press release
  • Sexually transmitted infections and chlamydia screening in England, 2013

    Despite a small decrease compared to 2012, there were approximately 450,000 STI diagnoses made in England in 2013. Genital chlamydial infection was the most commonly diagnosed STI, accounting for 47% of diagnoses. New diagnoses of gonorrhoea continued the sharp rise seen in recent years, exceeding 29,000 cases in 2013.

    17 June 2014 | Health Protection Report
  • Gonorrhoea antimicrobial resistance: is UK antibiotic stewarding policy shows “some success”

    A widely circulated press release from the Society of General Microbiology’s (SGM) Annual Conference 2014 (April 14th – 17th) reports that Health for England’s Gonorrhoea Resistance Action Plan, according to representative, Dr Catherine Ison, “has shown some success in delaying the onset of treatment failure to the oral antibiotic cefixime”. 

    11 June 2014 | BMJ
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