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Chlamydia trachomatis may raise risk for precancerous anal lesions in patients with HIV

Study findings showed that patients with HIV who are coinfected with HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis face a substantially increased risk for high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia, suggesting that C. trachomatis may enhance the oncogenic potential of…

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 and sexually…

Syphilis notifications in the EU/EEA up by 70% since 2010

The number of syphilis cases has been consistently going up across Europe since 2010, mostly affecting men who have sex with men living in urban areas. In 2017, notification rates…

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…

WHO: “Self care” for sexual and reproductive health

At least 400 million people worldwide lack access to the most essential health services. Around 1 in 5 of the world’s population will be living in humanitarian crises. At the…

Incidence of STIs higher among daily vs. event-driven PrEP users

The incidence of STIs is higher among men who have sex with men, or MSM, who take daily pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention compared with those who use…

WHO: Meeting global goals for HIV, hepatitis, STIs requires accelerated effort

More action is needed to meet goals to eliminate HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections by 2030, according to a recently released World Health Organization (WHO) progress report. The…

More than 1 million new curable sexually transmitted infections every day

Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among people aged 15-49 years, according to data released today (June 6) by the…

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. A new report by Public…

Silver singles: Why are sexually transmitted infections on the rise in the over 50s?

Divorce, dating apps, and living longer means sexually transmitted infections are affecting more older people than ever before. Read the full article here.  

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