Spotlight on sexually transmitted infections in London: 2018 data

More than 131,400 new infections were diagnosed in London residents in 2018. Number of new infections rose by 12% between 2017 and 2018. Large rises were seen for gonorrhoea (by 23%) and chlamydia (by 19%). Syphilis diagnoses have increased by 44% since 2014.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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DiscussionOutcomes of this study will inform policy makers, national and international programme coordinators, public health and clinical experts, and civil society organisations involved in STI prevention and control in EU/EEA countries and elsewhere. The review will provide a direction for future researchers and programmers seeking to improve STI testing services among key populations at high risk for STIs.Systematic review registrationIn accordance with guidelines outlined in the PRISMA-P methodology, this protocol was registered with the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO) on 30 January 2019:CRD42019118261.
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Purpose of review The combined incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis in MSM PrEP (preexposure prophylaxis) cohorts now frequently exceeds 100 per 100 person years. The efficacy of antiretroviral PrEP in reducing HIV transmission has led to efforts to find similar biomedical ways reduce sexually transmitted infection (STI) incidence. We review the recent evidence for these and other strategies. Recent findings Doxycycline PrEP/postexposure prophylaxis has been shown to reduce the incidence of syphilis and chlamydia but not gonorrhoea. A meningococcal vaccine has been found to result in a lower incidence of go...
Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: STD: Edited by Joseph A. Duncan Source Type: research
This study investigated the discordance between self-perceived HIV risk and actual risk. METHODS: Data were obtained between May 2015 and October 2016 from MSM and TGW enrolled in key population-led Test and Treat study in six community health centres in Thailand. Eligible participants were at least 18 years old, Thai national, had sex with men, had unprotected sex with a man in the past six months or had at least three male sex partners in the past six months, and were not known to be HIV positive. Baseline demographic behavioural characteristics questionnaires, including self-perceived HIV risk, were self-admini...
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
Focuses on the prevention of 5 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. It also covers the public health challenge of antimicrobial-resistant STIs and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This edition of Health Matters focuses on the prevention of five common sexually transmitted infections (STIs): gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. It also covers the public health challenge of antimicrobial-resistant STIs, and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The epidemiology of STIs in transgender people attending Australian sexual health clinics differs from that of cisgender patients. Gender details must be captured by health data systems to facilitate appropriate delivery of sexual health care. PMID: 31468530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
The latest edition of the Health Matters newsletter focuses on the prevention of five common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts.
Source: NHS Networks - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Conclusion: Global estimates of prevalence and incidence of these four curable sexually transmitted infections remain high. The study highlights the need to expand data collection efforts at country level and provides an initial baseline for monitoring progress of the World Health Organization global health sector strategy on sexually transmitted infections 2016-2021. PMID: 31384073 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Bull World Health Organ Source Type: research
Conclusion: Among MSM on PrEP, we observed a higher incidence of STIs and faster time to first symptomatic STI than MSM not using PrEP. PrEP may be a contributing factor in increasing STI rates among MSM.
Source: AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SOCIAL Source Type: research
This study is ongoing; the data cutoff for this analysis was June 30, 2018.FindingsBetween Aug 3, 2015, and May 31, 2016, 376 participants were recruited, of whom nine participants were lost to follow-up, thus 367 participants were included in the analysis. Overall, 365 MSM and two transgender women were included, contributing 681·7 person-years of follow-up. At enrolment, 269 (73%) of 367 participants chose daily PrEP and 98 (27%) participants chose event-driven PrEP. Two individuals in the daily PrEP group became HIV-positive; overall HIV incidence rate was 0·30 per 100 person-years (95% CI 0·07&ndas...
Source: The Lancet HIV - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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