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ECDC: Gonorrhoea – Annual epidemiological report for 2016

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released Gonorrhoea - Annual epidemiological report for 2016. The report can be downloaded here.

New HIV infections spiked more than 20 percent in Moscow last year

The number of new HIV infections is still rising rapidly in Moscow. According to data just released by Russia’s Health Ministry, the capital recorded 20.4 percent more HIV cases in 2017. The…

Rising risks: revealing the relationship between internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use, STIs and HIV in Bangkok

New study maps HIV risk factors among men who have sex with men in Thailand, showing internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use and chemsex to be the new big drivers of HIV.…

Glasgow’s major HIV outbreak amongst people who inject drugs shows no sign of slowing

In 2015, an HIV outbreak was detected amongst people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in Glasgow. Three years on the outbreak has still not been controlled, and over 100 PWIDs in…

ECDC: Hepatitis B – Annual epidemiological report for 2016

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released the Hepatitis B – Annual epidemiological report for 2016. The report can be downloaded here.

ECDC: Hepatitis C – Annual epidemiological report for 2016

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released the Hepatitis C - Annual epidemiological report for 2016. The report can be downloaded here.

Turkey ramps up HIV awareness campaign

ISTANBUL — Altan (a pseudonym) cried for two hours after his doctor told him he was infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Following his diagnosis, he searched online for more…

British colonial law linked to higher HIV rates among women in sub-Saharan Africa

The likelihood that a woman in sub-Saharan Africa has HIV today is linked to whether her country was once colonized by Britain or a continental European country, according to a June…

Syphilis and gonorrhoea cases at highest levels for decades, Public Health England confirms

Rising bacterial STIs accompanied by falls in HPV and HIV infections The latest sexually transmitted infections (STI) surveillance report from Public Health England (PHE) confirms that cases of the bacterial…

Scotland’s reduction in new HCV infections due to harm reduction, not treatment

The reduction in new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections that has taken place in Scotland since 2008 is most likely due to increased provision of needle and syringe programmes and…

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