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Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Higher When Mother Has Other STIs

A new study confirms that HIV-infected pregnant women have a higher risk of transmitting the HIV to their infants if the mothers also have another sexually transmitted infection.

Published
16 January 2018
From
MD Magazine
Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections prevented

Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study

Published
11 January 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Internet-based STI testing nearly doubles uptake vs. clinic visits

Introducing patients to internet-based STI testing services could increase testing uptake compared with traditional face-to-face clinical services, according to study findings.

Published
31 December 2017
From
Healio
Ruthless ‘Google search’ style dating encourages racism

WHEN it comes to hook-ups, it seems people just want to get straight to the point. The freedom to be picky is one of the many attractions of signing up to apps like Grindr and Tinder but in this world of ruthless judgment, there’s not much room for hurt feelings. Unlike dating in the real world, judging on appearances and listing preferences is encouraged, inhibitions are shed and it’s easy to think anything goes.

Published
11 December 2017
From
News.com.au
Men with HPV are 20 times more likely to be reinfected after one year

An analysis of HPV in men shows that infection with one type strongly increased the risk of reinfection of the same type. The study highlights the importance of vaccination for preventing the spread of HPV in young men before they become sexually active and in older men who have already contracted the virus.

Published
06 December 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Life on London's first Aids ward

Opened in 1987 by Diana, Princess of Wales, the Broderip, at the Middlesex Hospital, was the first Aids ward in London. In a time before antiretroviral medications, it was populated by patients, often young men, facing a life cut brutally - and painfully - short. Photographer Gideon Mendel overrode the contemporary stigma surrounding HIV to take tender portraits of partners, friends and family comforting their loved ones.

Published
24 November 2017
From
BBC
Gay men’s stories of monogamy and non-monogamy: change, flexibility and tensions

Although some gay men idealise monogamy, particularly in the early stages of a relationship, couples often become non-monogamous over time, Australian researchers report in an article published

Published
17 November 2017
By
Roger Pebody
European AIDS Clinical Society strengthens HPV vaccination advice

The European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) has recommended HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination for everyone living with HIV aged under 26 and all men who have

Published
08 November 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Australia gonorrhoea cases surge 63%

Rates of the disease rose 63% in five years, led by infections in young heterosexual city dwellers.

Published
06 November 2017
From
BBC Health
BASHH welcomes publication of position statement on doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) has welcomed the publication of a new joint BASHH and Public Health England (PHE) position statement on the use of doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A conference presentation had suggested that use of PEP with doxycycline was associated with a halving of the rates of bacterial STIs in men who have sex with men (MSM), in an extension of the French IPERGAY trial. However caution is advised.

Published
03 November 2017
From
BASHH
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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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