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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.

Published
17 June 2014
From
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.

Published
17 June 2014
From
Health Protection Report
Drug-resistant gonorrhoea rates plummet in US

Preliminary results announced at the US 2014 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta have shown that the proportion of cases of gonorrhoea that are drug-resistant has fallen since 2011,

Published
16 June 2014
By
Gus Cairns
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”. 

Published
11 June 2014
From
BMJ
Syphilis Rises Among Gay Men, Possibly Fueling HIV Spread

The U.S. rate of primary and secondary syphilis has more than doubled since the turn of the century, with cases largely concentrated among gay and bi men.

Published
05 June 2014
From
Aidsmeds
High burden of STIs among people living with HIV in Cape Town in period before they start ART

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are high among people living with HIV in the period before they start antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators from South Africa report in the

Published
03 June 2014
By
Michael Carter
Model shows potential for substantial long-term HIV risk for serodifferent couples, even with new prevention tools

A mathematical model derived from current knowledge about the efficacy of various different prevention strategies has found that, based on these data, the risk of HIV transmission

Published
27 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Unsafe sex: why everyone's at it

They pay their bills, hold down careers – so why are young people taking risks when it comes to sex? We talk to the women (and men) ditching contraception and trusting in luck.

Published
24 May 2014
From
The Guardian
Prostate cancer ‘could be a sexually transmitted disease’, scientists say

Research by the University of California found a sex infection called trichomoniasis supported cancer growth when a team of scientists tested human prostate cells in a laboratory.

Published
20 May 2014
From
The Independent
New US guidelines recommend PrEP

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new guidelines recommending that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be considered for anyone HIV-negative who:Is

Published
14 May 2014
By
Gus Cairns

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