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Neurosyphilis present in 90% of HIV-positive patients with early syphilis in Warsaw

The overwhelming majority of early syphilis cases in patients with HIV in Warsaw had neurological involvement, Polish investigators report in HIV Medicine. There was a significant relationship between

Published
09 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
Zika Infection Transmitted by Sex Reported in Texas

A case of Zika virus infection transmitted by sex, rather than mosquito bite, was discovered in Texas on Tuesday, a development sure to complicate plans to contain a global epidemic.

Published
03 February 2016
From
New York Times
We Aren’t the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms & STIs

The potent protection from HIV afforded by Truvada as PrEP allows men to have sex with less worry and fear of HIV. But some worry that the inclusion of PrEP as a public health strategy will lead people to abandon condoms—which still have a role to play in further reducing risk of HIV and other STIs. BETA wanted to know—what do PrEP providers think? How do these practitioners, who see clients every three months for sexual health screenings and STI testing, talk to their clients about condom use, STIs and navigating the complicated landscape of protected, or safer, sex?

Published
30 January 2016
From
BETA blog
Electrocautery ablation only partially effective as a treatment for high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive gay men

Electrocautery ablation is only partially effective as a treatment for high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive gay men and has a high regression rate, investigators

Published
20 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
High rates of cervical disease and low rates of screening among women with HIV in Denmark

Women with HIV have a higher incidence of cervical dysplasia – pre-cancerous cell changes – compared to women of a similar age in the general

Published
19 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
San Francisco's Strut health and wellness center opens

"We're here to encourage and support a new era of care in the HIV/AIDS world that is focused on the whole individual – holistic health and wellness, not just sickness and disease," said Neil Giuliano. "The model of care taking place at Strut will be replicated around the country and most likely around the world, just like the San Francisco model of care has been for 30 years."

Published
07 January 2016
From
Bay Area Reporter
China's HIV epidemic could hinge on doctor training

Providing training and education to doctors on sexually transmitted infection can significantly reduce infection risk among patients, new research conducted in two Chinese provinces suggests.

Published
05 January 2016
From
Futurity: Research News
Cuts to sexual health services will lead to STI 'explosion', warn experts

Labour analysis predicts £40m less will be spent on testing and treating infection in 2016 despite rates of gonorrhoea and syphilis soaring.

Published
04 January 2016
From
The Guardian
Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable'

Gonorrhoea could become an untreatable disease, England's top doctor warns, amid concerns some pharmacies are not prescribing for it properly. Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of "super-gonorrhoea" in Leeds.

Published
27 December 2015
From
BBC Health
HPV vaccination programme for gay men announced in Wales

Men between 16 and 45 years old who attend specialist sexual health clinics will be offered the jab

Published
21 December 2015
From
Daily Post
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