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Study confirms STIs make no difference to undetectability and infectiousness in people taking HIV treatment

A study conducted with gay men in Thailand has found that people who are diagnosed with HIV and start antiretroviral therapy (ART) are no less likely

Published
28 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Drug-resistance of gonorrhoea in the EU: persistent but stable

Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP).

Published
04 September 2018
From
ECDC
Sexual health clinics in England see record demand amid budget cuts

Councils say they could struggle to respond to unforeseen STI outbreaks if cuts aren’t reversed

Published
03 September 2018
From
The Guardian
HIV Providers and Advocates Continue to Debate STI Rates in the Era of PrEP and U=U

From Aug. 27 to 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention will host the STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. This biennial conference could not be timelier as the U.S. is facing a resurgence in sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Published
03 September 2018
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The Body Pro
Online HIV prevention program receives $8.8 million NIH grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an $8.8 million grant to Keep It Up!, a novel online HIV prevention program that has been shown to reduce sexually transmitted infections in gay young men by 40 percent.

Published
31 August 2018
From
Northwestern University NewsCenter
Sexually Transmitted Infections Rise Steeply as U.S. Response Declines

Meanwhile, new analyses of gonorrhea have raised concern at the CDC about emerging drug resistance.

Published
28 August 2018
From
Poz
Syphilis diagnoses are booming - it's clear sexual health needs an overhaul

Moving sexual health services to local government was a good idea. It encourages the embedding of those services in their communities and offers the prospect of better support for groups that can be hard for the NHS to reach, such as young people. But the relentless cuts to local government funding are putting people’s physical and mental health at risk, while the blurred accountability is undermining the importance of sexual health as a political priority.

Published
28 August 2018
From
The Guardian
Study: Genital warts may increase HIV transmission risk

Genital warts may increase the risk of sexually transmitting HIV, pointing scientists toward a possible strategy in preventing the disease's spread.

Published
22 August 2018
From
UPI.com
Increase in STIs in PrEP users is concentrated in a minority of men and is partly due to more STI screening

There were significant increases in bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the first time in Victoria, Australia, but

Published
01 August 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Teenage boys to be vaccinated against cancer-causing HPV

Boys aged 12 and 13 in England are to be vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), the government has said.

Published
24 July 2018
From
The Guardian
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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