"PrEP must not be cast as the lone villain in the syphilis crisis, nor MSM engaging in chemsex cast as debauched vectors of transmission."
As STD prevention funding declines, the CDC is reporting a sharp increase in all STDs across the U.S. This fact sheet summarizes their findings.
Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National STD Prevention Conference...
"We cannot end HIV without acknowledging an inconvenient truth: the HIV and STD epidemics are inextricably linked and without combatting both, we won't end HIV," writes National Coalition of STD Directors executive director David Harvey.
Confidentiality issues are getting in the way for some young people who admitted that they avoid sexual health services out of fear that their parents will find out.
With STI rates rising and resources for clinics drying up, more companies are offering simple at-home testing for a broader range of STIs. It's a good option, say experts, but also raises concerns.
"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 abo...
"Generic treatments for HIV, viral hepatitis, and cancer can be affordably -- and profitably -- mass-produced for broad, unobstructed availability," writes Tracy Swan in this interview with Andrew Hill.