Sexual Health News



Sexual Health News

Sexually transmitted infections (STI), also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and venereal diseases (VD), are infections that are commonly spread by sex, especially vaginal intercourse, anal sex or oral sex. Most STIs initially do not cause symptoms.


The articles below have been chosen for education and well-being related to STIs.

More detailed information on STIs can be found on the Haemosexual website.


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3rd November 2017

Doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis for STIs: PHE response

In this joint statement, Public Health England (PHE) and the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) do not endorse the use of Doxycycline PEP for STIs because any potential benefits will be outweighed by the considerable potential for antibiotic resistance to develop in STIs and other bacteria.

Further studies are required to measure the wider impact of prophylactic doxycycline on antibiotic resistance (AMR).





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20th June 2017

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




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20th June 2017

Gay men warned to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A if they are heading to World Pride in Madrid



8th June 2017

Hepatitis A outbreaks in European Region mostly affecting men who have sex with men



23rd May 2017

GP practices should offer opportunistic sexual health testing – study finds



19th May 2017

Almost Half of American Men Have HPV



24th April 2017


Stealthing is the newest dangerous sex trend