Articles tagged with: Chlamydia

STI rates in PrEP users very high, but evidence that PrEP increases them is inconclusive

published: March, 17, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences

AIDSmap.com's Gus Cairns: Modelling study predicts STI rates will fall with regular testing

STI rates in PrEP users very high, but evidence that PrEP increases them is inconclusive

A study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) users presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) last week in Seattle, showed that PrEP users had very high rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosis – in the order of 20 times higher than among HIV-negative gay men in the general population. There was also an increase in STI diagnoses from a time point a year before they sought PrEP to the date they started it. And the percentage of men r

Busting the myth that condoms don’t protect gay men against STIs

published: September, 07, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

This except from an article from POZ says “In the age of using antiretrovirals to prevent HIV transmission, some gay men have started to believe that condoms don’t matter at all, even for sexually transmitted infections.”

Busting the myth that condoms don’t protect gay men against STIs

 This article by Benjamin Ryan first appeared in POZ magazine here.  In the age of using antiretrovirals to prevent HIV transmission, some gay men have started to believe that condoms don’t matter at all, even for sexually transmitted infections.  Now that science is showing us that antiretrovirals can prevent the transmission of HIV, a new conversation about the place of condoms in gay men’s sex lives is taking place. This is thanks, for example, to a study published in July that est

STI Testing on the iPhone; there’s an app for that. (Really?)

published: November, 11, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Health, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy looks at the latest twist in STI testing technology - and wonders if it’s for real?

STI Testing on the iPhone; there’s an app for that.  (Really?)

I don’t know. Since stumbling across that bogus piece of research claiming that regular blow jobs from gay guys can ward off cancer in straight guys, my bs detector has been going full tilt. So I was a little sceptical when I saw this story about STI (sexually transmitted infections) testing. Yes, it appears there’s an app for that. Or it looks like there will be. And this time the source sounds authentic. First some history. Back in the days when I was young – I’m talking about t