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.
PSMA PET/CT clearly differentiates prostate cancer from benign tissue
Using nuclear medicine, researchers have found a way to accurately differentiate cancerous tissue from healthy tissue in prostate cancer patients. The research demonstrates that the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) on 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT scans correlates with PSMA-expression in primary prostate cancer. By this means, researchers were able to generate an SUVmax cutoff for the differentiation of cancerous and benign prostate tissue.
Site of 1st chlamydia exposure makes big difference
Discovery has vaccine implications
Exposing the gut to chlamydia protects against subsequent infection in the genital tract and other tissues, researchers have discovered. Chlamydia is the nation’s most common sexually transmitted disease and causes infertility, ectopic pregnancy and pelvic inflammatory disease if left untreated.
Kisspeptin: Mouse study shows how the brain controls sex
Kisspeptin has already been identified as the key molecule within the brain responsible for triggering puberty and controlling fertility. A new study in mice reveals that a subset of neurons in an evolutionarily ancient part of brain, the hypothalamus, drive both attraction to the opposite sex and sexual behavior by two independent mechanisms.
27th December 2017
Online sexual health services double number of people getting STI tests, study finds
15th December 2017
Half of young people don’t use condoms for sex with new partner
13th November 2017
Up to a quarter of HIV-negative gay men attending three English clinics used PrEP in the last year
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).
Factsheet LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum)
15th October 2017
STI warning as clinics close in London and self-testing is delayed
22nd August 2017
No sex please, we’re American: US fondness for preaching abstinence is a mistake, health experts warn
7th August 2017
How the throat acts as a “silent reservoir” for Gonorrhea
24th July 2017
London gonorrhoea rates fall, and HIV rates falling in Australia as more join PrEP demo
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
20th June 2017
8th June 2017
6th June 2017
Syphilis cases at highest level since 1949 amid warnings of sexual health crisis
23rd May 2017
19th May 2017
24th April 2017
10th April 2017
PrEP is approved in Scotland