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If people are talking online, we need to be talking about HIV online too. If people are talking online, we need to be talking about HIV online too. Jayel Aheram

In the age of Grindr, HIV support needs to get online

Websites and apps such as Grindr and Scruff are booming as a new way for men to meet other men. But the people who seek to inform men about HIV and AIDS are finding they need to think on their feet to…
Claims that most off-street prostitutes have been “trafficked” are overegged. Claims that most off-street prostitutes have been “trafficked” are overegged. Corn colonel

Choice on offer in brothels not consistent with sex trafficking

Cases in which women or children have been forced into prostitution under the violent control of a third party are often described as the tip of a very large iceberg. One of the principal statistical claims…
A new approach that involves treating both partners is crucial to tackling escalating rates of the often-asymptomatic disease of chlamydia. A new approach that involves treating both partners is crucial to tackling escalating rates of the often-asymptomatic disease of chlamydia. Pedro Figueiredo

A new approach to stopping the silent chlamydia epidemic

A “Perspective” published in the Medical Journal of Australia today calls for patient-delivered partner therapy for chlamydia to be made legal across Australia. This approach could be just the right way…
Up to 80% of people who contract herpes remain completely asymptomatic. Up to 80% of people who contract herpes remain completely asymptomatic. Image from shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is herpes?

When it comes to sexual health, the virus that causes those tingling blisters and angry sores of genital herpes is often the most reviled and feared. Most cases of genital herpes in humans are caused by…
Sex workers in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to medical abuses. Sex workers in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to medical abuses. Cheryl Overs

HIV drugs for prevention: a game changer for sex workers?

It’s been known for some time that antiretroviral medicines could have a role in preventing HIV as well as treating it. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of an antiretroviral…
One in five people over 80 are sexually active but not all protect themselves against STIs. One in five people over 80 are sexually active but not all protect themselves against STIs. Flickr/adwriter

A ripe old age: the joy of sex later in life (just don’t forget the condoms)

Why is it that when we combine the words “sex” and “older people” there’s a reaction of surprise, unease and awkwardness? Is it because we believe older people don’t have sex? Or don’t have sexual fantasies…

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Research Briefs (4)

Infections cause one in six cancers

One in six cancers are caused by largely treatable or preventable infections, according to new research. The research looked…

New molecule blocks chlamydia

A new therapy could soon limit the the damage caused by chlamydia, according to US university researchers. Researchers have…