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  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia can be transmitted via infected semen or vaginal fluids.Using a condom during sex is an effective way of preventing  chlamydia.Chlamydia is easily treated with...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Gonorrhoea

    Gonorrhoea can be passed on during anal, vaginal and oral sex.Using a condom during sex is an effective way of preventing gonorrhoea.Gonorrhoea is treated with...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) and genital warts

    HPV can be passed on during unprotected anal, vaginal or oral sex. Vaccines against HPV are available.  Some strains of HPV can cause genital warts....

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Bacterial vaginosis

    Women may get bacterial vaginosis when the balance of normal bacteria in their vagina becomes disrupted.It is common and various activities seem to increase the...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Candidiasis (thrush)

    Candidiasis (thrush) is a common yeast infection, treated with anti-fungal drugs.Mild candidiasis in the mouth is relatively common in people with HIV.Good oral hygiene can reduce the...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Sexual health screening

    If you’re sexually active it is important to have regular tests for sexually transmitted infections. These tests are available free of charge from specialist sexual health or...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Health checks

    Staff at your HIV clinic use various tests to keep an eye on your health. Many of these tests are done on samples of your...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • How hepatitis C is passed on during sex

    Hepatitis C can be passed on during sex that could lead to contact with semen, rectal mucus or blood.Many gay men with HIV have picked...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • Sexual health check-ups

    Looking after your sexual health is important for anyone, but particularly so if you are living with HIV. If you are sexually active, it is important to have...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Syphilis

    Syphilis is a common sexually transmitted infection that is usually easy to treat.Syphilis can progress more quickly and severely in people living with HIV.It can be contracted during...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Sexually transmitted infections

    This section contains a brief explanation of how common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed on, their symptoms and their treatment. STIs can be caused by bacteria, viruses...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Part II: HIV and preventing sexual transmission

    Part 2 explains why good physical sexual health is important for people living with HIV, and outlines the steps you can take to protect your own health...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • NGU and NSU – non-gonococcal and non-specific urethritis

    NGU and NSU can be caused by several STIs.NGU/NSU is diagnosed by a swab test or checking a urine sample.NGU and NSU are treated with...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Pubic lice and scabies

    Pubic lice and scabies are easily treated.Your GP or staff at a sexual health clinic can diagnose pubic lice or scabies.Pubic lice and scabies are...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum)

    LGV is a form of chlamydia and tests for chlamydia also detect LGV.Most LGV cases are in HIV-positive gay men. LGV is treated with a...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Herpes

    Herpes is transmitted by contact with skin where the herpes simplex virus is present.Antiviral treatments can reduce the discomfort of an outbreak of herpes.Being infected...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Shigellosis

    Shigella is transmitted by contact with very small amounts of human faeces. Shigellosis can be successfully treated with antibiotics.Using condoms for anal sex and latex...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Treating sexually transmitted infections to prevent HIV

    One strand of investigation in the biomedical prevention of HIV is to see whether we can reduce HIV incidence by treating other sexually transmitted infections...

    From: Preventing HIV

    Information level Level 4

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  • You Can Order a Dozen STD Tests Online — But Should You?

    Startups are popping up online to help serve what they see as unmet demand for STD testing. The question is whether those companies can survive — at least one left the market before its product even launched — and whether the services they offer get the right tests to the right people.

    22 August 2017 | NPR
  • Sexual health services 'at tipping point' in England

    More funding is needed to cope with rising visits to clinics, English councils warn.

    03 August 2017 | BBC Health
  • Vertical HIV transmission may be influenced by complex synergies with other STI – such as Cytomegalovirus

    The apparently greater susceptibility of sub-Saharan African women to HIV infection has led researchers to consider the various potential synergies between HIV and other genital infections or conditions of the vaginal microbiome. A recent study brings this wider perspective to bear on mother-to-child transmission, casting some fresh light on the complex interrelation between the ‘vertical’ transmission of HIV and active and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) viruria.

    27 July 2017 | BMJ Group blogs
  • Boys Are Being Denied A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer. Why Is This Being Allowed To Happen?

    Yesterday, a short-sighted and shameful recommendation was made not to give teenage boys the potentially life-saving Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.

    21 July 2017 | Huffington Post
  • Expanding HPV vaccine to teenage boys ‘not cost effective’, says official advice

    The HPV vaccination should not be extended to boys as it is not cost-effective, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended. In an interim statement, published today by the Department of Health, the JCVI concluded that the risk of infection in males has already been substantially reduced by good vaccine uptake in girls.

    19 July 2017 | Pulse
  • Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

    Decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection attracts fierce criticism.

    19 July 2017 | BBC Health
  • First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection

    A vaccine has for the first time been shown to protect against gonorrhoea, scientists in New Zealand say. The vaccine, originally developed to stop an outbreak of meningitis B, was given to about a million adolescents in New Zealand between 2004 and 2006. Researchers at the University of Auckland analysed data from sexual health clinics and found gonorrhoea cases had fallen 31% in those vaccinated. The meachanism of protection is unknown. This particular vaccine is no longer available but the UK has been using a similar vaccine, though whether it will protect is also unknown.

    11 July 2017 | BBC
  • Sign-on Letter in Response to Critical Shortage of Penicillin for Syphilis Treatment in U.S.

    Sign-on letter to Pfizer urging an immediate response to the nationwide shortage of penicillin G benzathine, the standard treatment for primary and secondary syphilis.

    10 July 2017 | Treatment Action Group
  • Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

    Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. Gonorrhoea can infect the genitals, rectum and throat, but it is the last that is most concerning health officials. Dr Wi said antibiotics could lead to bacteria in the back of the throat, including relatives of gonorrhoea, developing resistance. She said: "When you use antibiotics to treat infections like a normal sore throat, this mixes with the Neisseria species in your throat and this results in resistance."

    07 July 2017 | BBC
  • Untreatable gonorrhoea 'superbug' spreading around world, WHO warns

    World Health Organization tells of ‘very serious situation’ after confirming three known cases where all antibiotics were ineffective.

    07 July 2017 | The Guardian
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