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HPV Vaccination Not Associated with Increase in Sexually Transmitted Infections

A barrier to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been the concern that it may promote unsafe sexual activity, but a new study of adolescent girls finds that HPV vaccination was not associated with increases in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

Published
11 February 2015
From
JAMA press release
Chemsex is not a drug problem – it’s a sex problem

If you haven’t had sober sex in the last six months, it hardly makes you a raging drug addict. But intimate sexual connections form a very important part of our general well-being, and if we’re relying too heavily on chems to fulfil those needs, then there’s some kind of problem going on.

Published
09 February 2015
From
GMFA
S.T.D. Care for Two

Some states let doctors give antibiotics to a patient and to a nonpatient sexual partner. The strategy has been shown to lower rates of chlamydia and gonorrhoea, but remains underused because most states do not cover the medications’ cost and many doctors are uncomfortable treating patients they have not evaluated.

Published
03 February 2015
From
New York Times
Rare Ocular Syphilis Strikes Six, Blinding Two, in Washington State

Washington State health officials have reported a cluster of rare syphilis infections of the eyes — detected in six people, two of them stricken blind. Three are HIV-positive.

Published
30 January 2015
From
AIDSMeds
Condom advert – HIV prevention or infidelity promotion?

Controversy over an advert on condom use to prevent HIV among married couples led by a cross section of Kenyan religious leaders has left many HIV activists astonished at the ‘denial of reality’.

Published
27 January 2015
From
Key Correspondents
How to Talk to Your Partner About Using PrEP

Talking about PrEP with your partner can open up a can of worms. Here's how to make the conversation as smooth as possible.

Published
27 January 2015
From
HIV Plus
Many HIV-positive people’s understanding of the law on HIV transmission is “weak and patchy”

Many people living with HIV in England have a limited understanding of the law which leaves them either at risk of prosecution for HIV transmission or with

Published
21 January 2015
By
Roger Pebody
The Quest Workshop for Black and Minority Ethnic Gay and Bisexual Men

Public Health England (PHE) has commissioned The Quest to deliver its flagship “The Quest Workshop”, aimed at reducing health risk behaviour and building resilience, to Black African, Black Caribbean, mixed Black and other ethnicity (BME) gay and bisexual men who have sex with men (MSM). As part of the project, The Quest will be delivering two workshops in London and one in Manchester. The first set of workshops will be taking place in March 2015.

Published
21 January 2015
From
The Quest
Five Reasons His HIV Status Doesn't Matter Anymore

In one of the bright spots of the new year, 2015, the HIV status of the guy you’re dying to get into bed matters less than ever.

Published
19 January 2015
From
Queerty
Did You Know Dolphins Have Genital Warts?

STIs are not limited to humans. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins can get genital warts, baboons suffer from herpes, syphilis is common in rabbits and cats have their own version of AIDS.

Published
16 January 2015
From
Huffington Post

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