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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
Brighton: Gay men urged to get tested for syphilis as rates soar

Gay and bisexual men in Brighton and Hove are being advised to get tested for syphilis as rates of the sexually transmitted infection soar.

Published
14 May 2014
From
Pink News
Syphilis cases increase among U.S. gay and bisexual men: CDC

The U.S. syphilis rate in 2013 was 5.3 cases per 100,000 people, more than twice the all-time low of 2.1 cases per 100,000 people in 2000, the CDC reported. The majority of patients with the disease, which is treatable, were men who had sex with other men.

Published
09 May 2014
From
Reuters
UK: Court of Appeal upholds man’s conviction for recklessly passing on genital herpes during sex with ex-girlfriend

The Court found that Mr Golding understood both that he had the infection and how it is transmitted, and by not preventing transmission – or disclosing his condition thereby allowing the complainant to make an informed decision whether or not she wanted to risk acquiring herpes – was guilty of reckless grievous bodily harm under Section 20 of the Offences Against The Person Act 1861.

Published
09 May 2014
From
HIV Justice Network
Antibiotic crisis bigger than Aids as common infections will kill, WHO warns

The report, Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance focuses on antibiotic resistance in seven different bacteria responsible for common, serious diseases such as sepsis, diarrhoea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea.It found that antibiotic resistance is present in all areas of the globe and is growing.

Published
30 April 2014
From
Daily Telegraph

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