Africa: HIV Vaccine Research Set to Change Focus in Wake of Mosaico Disappointment
[spotlight] Hopes for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Mosaico vaccine - the only HIV vaccine candidate in late-stage (Phase 3) clinical trials - were dashed with manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals' recent announcement that the vaccine lacked efficacy in preventing HIV infection. In the wake of this announcement, top South African HIV clinicians are now setting their sights on different approaches to finding an HIV vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 30, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Progress Made Against HIV/Aids Fragile
[New Era] Health Minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula said over the past two decades, the number of annual deaths among people living with HIV has more than halved, and the rate of new HIV infections is almost four times lower. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 30, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Predicting risky sexual behavior among college students through machine learning approaches: cross-sectional analysis of individual data from 1264 universities in 31 provinces in China - Li X, Zhang H, Zhao S, Tang K.
BACKGROUND: Risky sexual behavior (RSB), the most direct risk factor for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), is common among college students. Thus, identifying relevant risk factors and predicting RSB are important to intervene and prevent RSB among c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: They Have HIV. Why Do They Refuse Treatment?
[Global Press Journal] Lwengo, Uganda -- "Elite controllers" are those who have HIV but show no symptoms. They're proving a roadblock to the country's otherwise promising anti-infection campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 27, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: HIV/Aids Deaths Go Down By 50 Percent in Malawi
[Nyasa Times] Official statistics show that deaths due to HIV and AIDS has dropped by 50 per cent since 2010. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 26, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health protection in children and young people settings, including education, UKHSA (updated 24th January 2023)
A practical guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in children and young people settings, including education. 24 January 2023Updated information on scarlet fever. 7 December 2022Amended to encompass all CYP settings; also added information on STIs and traveller health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Pepfar At Twenty - Some Inconvenient Truths for U.S.-Africa Relations
[CFR] PEPFAR's twentieth anniversary should prompt reflection on some inconvenient truths for U.S.-Africa relations. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on a proposed information collection project titled "National Network of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Prevention Training Centers." This information collection supports the management of the National Network of Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinical Prevention Training Center (NNPTC) project and evaluates the reach and impact of the NNPTC's training activities. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 23, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Domestic abuse and violence reporting by service users of an online sexually transmitted infection testing service, during the Coronavirus-19 pandemic - Day S, Kellett C, Jones S.
BACKGROUND: Following increased rates of domestic abuse/violence (DAV) reporting during the pandemic, London's online sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing service (Sexual Health London, SHL) introduced routine DAV enquiry and directed survivors to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Judges vacate $5M Geico payout to woman who got STD in car
Geico is off the hook, at least for now, from paying $5.2 million to a Missouri woman who alleged she contracted a sexually transmitted disease in a car insured by the company. The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously to overturn a lower court's ruling that favored paying the woman.…#maryland #missouri #hyundai #geico #hpv #supremecourt #missourisupremecourt (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 ways to reduce risks of cervical cancer
HPV plays a role in causing most cervical cancer. Cervical cancer occurs in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. "While it isn't clear what sparks the cervical cells to change their DNA, it is certain that HPV plays a role," says Kristina Butler, M.D., a Mayo Clinic gynecologic oncologist. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. "Over 85% of the general… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 10, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Monkeypox Virus Has Potential to Be Sexually Transmitted
Researchers discovered monkeypox virus in primate testicular tissues. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 9, 2023 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Article Source Type: news

Preventing Cervical Cancer: An Expert Answers Your Questions
MONDAY, Jan. 2, 2023 -- Cervical cancer is preventable, but people often feel uncomfortable talking about it because of its link to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Don ’t be embarrassed, a cancer expert advises. Not only does... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Perceptions, experiences, and needs of adolescents about school-based sexual health education: qualitative systematic review - Shorey S, Chua CMS.
Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to poor sexual health outcomes such as sexually transmitted diseases, sexually transmitted infections, human immunodeficiency virus, and unintended pregnancy. While school-based sexual health education (SBSHE) can ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

France will make condoms free for those under 25 to fight rise in STIs
France will make condoms available for free in pharmacies for anyone under 25 from next year, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Friday. The move, which comes as high inflation squeezes household budgets, aims to fight a rise in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among young people. The…#frenchsocialsecurity #emmanuelmacron #spain (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news