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Australia: Gonorrhoea and syphilis on the rise, HIV stable, and some good news on hepatitis

Australia’s annual report card on STIs and blood-borne viruses finds that gonorrhoea has increased by 63% over the past five years. Gonorrhoea and syphilis diagnoses are increasing in Australia, HIV…

How a London clinic reduced new HIV infections by 90% and why more European cities can do the same

Scaling up HIV testing to reduce undiagnosed HIV infection requires a fundamental re-ordering of HIV testing services to make them more attractive to people at risk, and doing so can…

Male circumcision programs: beneficial for women

A new paper published in The Lancet Global Health suggests that greater access to voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for men in sub-Saharan Africa has put women at lower risk…

STI warning as clinics close in London and self-testing is delayed

Six long-established sexual health clinics have shut as part of a move from face-to-face consultations to online services People are being denied care at overburdened sexual health clinics after a…

MSM in London diagnosed with early syphilis are a priority group for PrEP, suggests UK study

Gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM) recently diagnosed with early syphilis are a priority group for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), results of a study published in…

Population Council advances non-antiretroviral multipurpose prevention technology for HIV and STI prevention to clinical trial

First in-human clinical trial of griffithsin, a naturally occurring anti-HIV protein, which limits risk of cross-resistance to antiretroviral (ARV) products NEW YORK, NY, 12 October 2017—The Population Council today announced…

Herpes simplex virus 2 and HIV — what’s the connection?

Although international health organizations often focus on the nearly 37 million people worldwide who live with HIV, another sexually transmitted disease—herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2), the main cause of genital herpes,…

ECHOES survey now LIVE: Community Health Workers are invited to provide input!

The ECHOES survey is now LIVE - Community Health Workers who provide sexual health and support services for MSM in the EU and neighbouring countries are invited to participate NOW…

CDC: Rising PrEP use will likely drive down STIs in gay & bi men

The recommended twice-yearly STI screening would drive this effect, likely compensating for any excess sexual risk taking in PrEP users. Expanded use of Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis…

U.S. simulation explores the intersection of PrEP and some STIs

The use of medicines to prevent a person from becoming infected with HIV is called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP consists of two anti-HIV drugs—tenofovir DF and FTC—in one pill. In…

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