Articles tagged with: syphilis

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

The UK’s largest sexual health clinic saw a 40 percent drop in new HIV infections this year

published: December, 29, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Activism, Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Current Affairs, Health, International , Treatment, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

AIDSmap reports: PrEP and immediate treatment probably both contributing, doctors say

The UK’s largest sexual health clinic saw a 40 percent drop in new HIV infections this year

The clinic at 56 Dean Street in Soho, central London, the largest sexual health clinic in the UK, saw an unprecedented 40% drop in new HIV diagnoses this year. A press release from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which runs Dean Street, said that in the period between January and November 2016, the clinic diagnosed 373 new HIV infections. In the same period in 2015, they diagnosed 626 – a fall of 40.4%. The Dean Street clinic accounts for one in nine HIV diagnoses in the UK and one

My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea, and Advocacy

published: September, 28, 2016 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Activism, Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

"In light of mounting data on STI’s, some of my own past writing makes me cringe," says Mark S. King

My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea, and Advocacy

Amidst the happy haze of good news about the efficacy of PrEP in preventing new HIV infections and the growing consensus that people living with HIV who are undetectable are not infectious, there is troubling news from the CDC in two new reports about the golden oldies of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s): rates of syphilis are on the riseand antibiotics to treat gonorrhea may be nearing the end of their usefulness. The news underscores a simmering tension between those of us

"You’ll only feel a prick”

published: September, 09, 2015 Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Steven Hobé tells the story of his life with HIV. Part two sees him getting a spinal tap, right after he’s been diagnosed with HIV. Ouch!

Excerpts from “Unhinged: Then Use A Screw Driver  I’ve never liked hospitals. When we lived in England, my father was forever in and out of them. I was too young to really understand why.  I just remember the smell – that awful stench of cleaning fluid – though I don’t think they use the same brand anymore, thank heavens.  As a child, I always thought it was really strange how they would leave people lying around on stretchers in hallways. You’d pass by them, and they might l

My gay syph test

published: June, 18, 2013 Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific

“Testing is a drag - but do it anyway” says BC's Robert Birch. And he does.

My gay syph test

Curious about what our bigger city cousins have stuffed in their health care package I walk into the HIM clinic, the Health Initiative for Men,  off Davie and Burrard in Vancouver, B.C. .So convenient. I visit Vancouver  a few times a year. I prefer the size and island flavor of Vic-town but am interested to see how fast Van is changing. HIM is a resilient example of those changes. This damn syphilis epidemic makes me nosy about what is being done in the big smoke. I wonder if Victoria, B.C.

STIs—just the facts, please (le français suit)

published: August, 24, 2011 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE reports what people with HIV need to know about other sexually transmitted infections. / CATIE explique aux personnes atteintes du VIH ce qu'il faut savoir au sujet des autres infections transmissibles sexuellement.

STIs—just the facts, please (le français suit)

The friendly people who work in public health are always looking for creative ways to promote healthy living, from encouraging us to be more active—Participaction!—to taking care of our sexual health, including regular testing for sexually transmitted infections, or STIs Earlier this year, the government of Alberta put the spot light on syphilis with its controversial campaign that involved the website PlentyofSyph.com, a spoof of a popular dating website. In a post here on PL.com, Viral L