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'Chem sex' commonly reported by UK gay men diagnosed with shigella

 'Chem sex' (taking recreational drugs during sex) and attendance at sex parties are commonly reported by UK gay men with shigella infection, according to research presented to

Published
17 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
Awareness campaign shows signs of delaying onset of drug-resistant gonorrhea in UK

Gonorrhea threatens to become resistant to all antibiotics used to treat it. Professor Cathy Ison will today show that campaigns in the UK to raise awareness of drug resistance have shown some success in slowing onset of treatment failure.

Published
15 April 2014
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
HIV infected patients are at particular risk for neurosyphilis even when they receive proper syphilis treatment

A world expert on neurosyphilis has told British sexual health specialists that HIV+ patients may be at particular risk of neurosyphilis because of their impaired immune systems.

Published
07 April 2014
From
British HIV Association
Promiscuous Gay Nerd: A Competent, Inclusive Health Department is a Right, Not a Privilege

The health department is not the police. They are not the church. Their role is to prevent illness and monitor ongoing epidemics. Sexually active people, gay or straight, in all parts of the country, should be able to go to the health department and be treated like human beings with legitimate sexual practices and health needs—that’s a right, not a privilege.

Published
28 March 2014
From
BETA blog
High rate of new infections with HPV types associated with a high risk of anal cancer among gay men living with HIV

Incidence of anal infection with cancer-associated strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) is high among gay men living with HIV, US investigators report in the online edition of

Published
18 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Review: Dean Street Express

I would like to tell you about my experience with a new clinic I visited today. Dean Street Express is a new sexual health walk in clinic which offers fast, free and confidential STI/HIV screening 6 days a week without an appointment. In a nutshell I had an amazing experience with them: friendly staff, brand new equipment and technologies I’ve never seen before, very quick service.

Published
14 March 2014
From
My Gay London
Only having sex with same-status partners is an HIV prevention strategy for 40% of gay men

A study from Seattle has found that only having sex with men of the same HIV status was by far the most common method of trying to

Published
11 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
No-one with an undetectable viral load, gay or heterosexual, transmits HIV in first two years of PARTNER study

The second large study to look at whether people with HIV become non-infectious if they are on antiretroviral therapy (ART) has found no cases where someone with

Published
04 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Report Highlights Recommendations to Improve Gay and Bisexual Men’s Sexual Health

As HIV research and prevention tools advance, there remains a critical information gap between health care providers and gay and bisexual men who could benefit most from those new tools. A new report released today by San Francisco AIDS Foundation identifies key steps to eliminate the gap and foster better relationships and communications between providers and clients.

Published
26 February 2014
From
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
STD rates continue to climb in San Francisco

San Francisco saw increased cases of sexually transmitted diseases for the eighth consecutive year in 2013. But new HIV infections have steadily declined since 2006 - gay men appear to be focusing on HIV prevention and may not be as concerned with having gonorrhea and syphilis.

Published
21 February 2014
From
Bay Area Reporter
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