Articles tagged with: gonorrhoea

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

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