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

People are being denied care at overburdened sexual health clinics after a wave of closures and huge delays to a controversial new self-testing scheme for diseases such as herpes and syphilis, health experts are warning.

Published
16 October 2017
From
The Guardian
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

Published
16 October 2017
By
Michael Carter
Guidelines for the sexual and reproductive health of people living with HIV - consultation open

These BHIVA / BASHH / FSRH guidelines are an update to the 2007 UK guidelines for the management of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of people living with HIV infection (PLWH). They are open for consultation to Friday 8 December 2017.

Published
13 October 2017
From
BHIVA
Psychological impact of PrEP: beyond efficacy and cost-effectiveness

The impact of PrEP on quality of life in reducing HIV-related anxiety and more dynamic and fulfilled sex lives is potentially as important as hard endpoints for reduced HIV infections. Mitzy Gafos presented experiences from using PrEP as part of the UK PROUD study, based on semi-structured interviews with 41 participants.

Published
06 October 2017
From
HIV i-Base
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.

Published
06 October 2017
From
Poz
Amsterdam PrEP failure patient had unusual course of HIV infection

At last February’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Dutch clinicians presented a so-far unique case of a man who had apparently become infected

Published
02 October 2017
By
Gus Cairns
London turns the tide on an 8 year surge of gonorrhoea

A new report from PHE shows that new cases of gonorrhoea in Londoners dropped by 19% in 2016 compared with figures from 2015.

Published
26 September 2017
From
Public Health England
Why HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low in Rural States

The problem the vaccine has faced is its link to a taboo in American culture: sexual activity among teenagers. Health-care providers are the biggest hurdle to getting more children vaccinated.

Published
11 September 2017
From
MIT Technology Review
No new HIV infections among Kaiser PrEP users, but data shows missed opportunities

No new HIV infections have occurred among nearly 5000 people who started Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health system, according to a

Published
07 September 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Sex Map of Britain 2: Dangerous Infections

BBC Three goes inside the consulting rooms of one of London’s busiest Sexual Health clinics to see if Brits pay enough attention to their sexual health. Diagnosing unexplained pain, HIV tests and removing genital warts are all in a day’s work for the ‘sex doctors’ and nurses at this East London clinic.

Published
07 September 2017
From
BBC (video, UK only)
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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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