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Increasing Incidence of Syphilis in People With HIV in the United States

The incidence rate of syphilis in people with HIV increased through 2015, according to new research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
21 May 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
High prevalence of menopausal symptoms in women living with HIV, but very few receive treatments for them

Nine in ten women living with HIV aged 45 to 60 have hot flushes and other somatic symptoms of the menopause, but often have difficulties getting advice

Published
17 May 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Dean Street clinic in London slashes appointments from 350 a day to just 75

London’s best-known sexual health clinic has tweeted it is cutting the number of people it can see at its Dean Street Express branch.

Published
17 May 2018
From
Gay Star News
UK: Patients being turned away from sexual health clinics, RCN says

Nurses have reported having to turn patients away from short-staffed sexual health clinics, leading to fears over a drop in infection testing. Overstretched resources in the field mean that the public are being left unprotected, according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Published
15 May 2018
From
The Guardian
Typhoid Marys? PrEP and the spike in gay men’s STI rates

Critics said Truvada was a “party drug” that would lead gay men to abandon condoms. They might be right. Should we care?

Published
14 May 2018
From
Medium
Living with HIV more than doubles the risk of erectile dysfunction in middle-aged MSM

Living with HIV is an independent risk factor for erectile problems among middle-aged men who have sex with men (MSM), Dutch investigators report in the

Published
14 May 2018
By
Michael Carter
Dean Street clinics—battling London's MSM HIV epidemic

Dean Street's success in managing those at risk of HIV infection is evident, with their clinics' new HIV diagnoses dropping from a peak of 72 cases in June 2015 to 11 in September 2017. But like other prevention services in the UK, the good work being done risks being undone by the continual cuts to the public health grant from central government that councils across England use to fund HIV and STI prevention.

Published
08 May 2018
From
The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
Almost 1 in 8 people with symptoms turned away from sexual health clinics in SE London: 40% are under 25 and 6% under 18 years old

A pilot survey of people unable to access sexual health services in three London boroughs reveled the lack of capacity in these services. This is likely to be a direct outcome from the decision to make local authorities responsible for sexual health at a time when local authority budgets are increasingly being cut.

Published
27 April 2018
From
HIV i-Base
'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured

The patient had a lucky escape say doctors, but now two more cases have been discovered.

Published
23 April 2018
From
BBC Health
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
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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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