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What’s the relationship between PrEP, condom use and STIs?

HIV experts and professionals agree that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a valuable addition to HIV prevention, but have varied views of the relationship between PrEP, reduced condom use

Published
17 July 2019
By
Roger Pebody
Growth of unprotected sex pushes up European syphilis rates

A reduced fear among gay and bisexual men of catching HIV has led to riskier sex and higher rates of syphilis, a new report says. The disease can cause severe health complications if left untreated.

Published
15 July 2019
From
Deutsche Welle
HPV vaccine for boys 'will prevent thousands of cancers'

Health officials say the HPV vaccine for 12 to 13-year-old boys, starting after the summer, will prevent 29,000 cancers in UK men in the next 40 years.

Published
09 July 2019
From
BBC News
No HIV infections over two years among MSM and transgender individuals taking event-driven PrEP

No HIV infections occurred over two years of follow-up among individuals taking event-driven pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in a demonstration study conducted in Amsterdam, investigators report in Lancet HIV. The

Published
21 June 2019
By
Michael Carter
Injectable hormonal contraceptive does not raise HIV risk, large trial finds

A large trial has found no difference in the risk of acquiring HIV for women using three different types of long-acting, reversible contraception in sub-Saharan Africa. Findings from

Published
13 June 2019
By
Keith Alcorn
STIs spreading at rate of more than 1 million a day, says WHO

Experts call for more honest discussion of sexually transmitted infections and more data.

Published
07 June 2019
From
The Guardian
People urged to practise safer sex after rise in STIs in England

New data from Public Health England show there were around 448,000 cases of sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in 2018, an increase of 5% from 2017.

Published
04 June 2019
From
Public Health England
Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2018

In 2018, there were 447,694 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections made in England, a 5% increase since 2017, including a 26% increase in gonorrhoea diagnoses.

Published
04 June 2019
From
Public Health England
In China, Public Talk of Sex Is Rare. Could a ‘Pleasure Community’ Change That?

In a room with soft lighting, decorated with fuzzy blankets and turquoise balloons, a group of 30 or so strangers gathered on a recent afternoon in Beijing to discuss a subject that is largely taboo in China: how to satisfy a woman sexually.

Published
03 June 2019
From
New York Times
Silver Singles: Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise In The Over 50s?

Divorce, dating apps, and living longer means STIs are affecting more older people than ever before.

Published
03 June 2019
From
Huffington Post
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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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