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HIV, syphilis cluster in teens, adults found in Milwaukee

At least 125 people — including some high school students — have contracted HIV, syphilis or both in one of the largest sexually transmitted infection “clusters” seein in the USA. Most of those in the group are men and 45% were HIV positive, according to the Milwaukee Jornal-Sentionel.

12 March 2018
USA Today
HPV16 highly prevalent among HIV-positive MSM in France and strongly associated with high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions

HIV-positive gay men in France have a very high prevalence of anal infection with strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) associated with a high risk of

19 February 2018
Michael Carter
HPV Vaccine For Gay And Bisexual Men Is Long Overdue But It’s Not Enough To Protect Everyone From Preventable Cancers

Terrence Higgins Trust believes the HPV vaccine should be provided through a gender-neutral school-based vaccination programme, in line with the current programme for girls. This would mean every child, regardless of gender or sexuality, can enter the adult world with their risk of HPV significantly reduced.

07 February 2018
Huffington Post
Gonorrhea in China shows waning susceptibility to WHO-recommended antibiotics

(PLOS) Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains resistant to azithromycin and/or with decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone are common in China, according to a prevalence study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The study also showed that the prevalence of dual resistance in N. gonorrhoeae isolates increased from 2013 to 2016. The results suggest that dual therapy with azithromycin and ceftriaxone, recommended by WHO and many countries to treat gonorrhea, may not prove effective in China.

07 February 2018
Eurekalert Inf Dis
England: HPV vaccination programme for men who have sex with men

The government has confirmed that it will introduce a nationwide HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men. It will be rolled out in phases from April 2018.

06 February 2018
Public Health England
An epidemic of bullshit

Two or three times a year, there’ll be a report released on how many new sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in the previous year. Usually there’s an up-tick in something and media coverage follows like, well, clockwork. Just as predictable are the narratives invoked to contextualise the findings - online dating, hookup apps, ‘complacency as a result of improvements to HIV treatment', decreased condom use and more young people travelling overseas.

31 January 2018
600 people a week turned away from oversubscribed sexual health clinics at one London NHS trust

Dr Mark Lawton of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV said the data showing hundreds of people are being turned away from clinic at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust alone are the “tip of the iceberg”. “The figures don’t count those who didn’t get through the doors because they were closed,” he told the Standard.

30 January 2018
Evening Standard
London sexual health clinics 'oversubscribed'

Sexual health clinics in central London say they have had to turn patients away due to increased pressures on services. Six clinics have closed in the last 12 months, and there have been delays to the rollout of an online self-testing system.

24 January 2018
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.

16 January 2018
MD Magazine
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.

31 December 2017
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