Sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis can provide ideal conditions for HIV infection in women. A new test aims to detect these conditions even when women don’t show symptoms.
In a Nigerian study, both women and men emphasised “trust” and “safe spaces” when discussing sexual health.
The reasons for the hesitancy to donate blood are complex and include a fear of needles and lack of awareness. Awareness and education drives to dispel the fear of donating are important.
This research provides fresh insights into strategies that can be used to improve the lives of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world.
You can have this STI without knowing it, or have symptoms, it can affect men and women, and it can be treated with antibiotics. Left untreated, it may cause complications.
The African continent has the highest burden of gonorrhoea worldwide. In South Africa alone, it’s estimated that more than 2 million new cases occur annually.
People may not be using condoms at the same rate as before, but it is difficult to know for sure because there is a lack of data.
New research reveals a link between a diagnosis of cancer and a lifetime number of 10 or more sexual partners. But there are some flaws in the research we need to consider in interpreting the results.
Family structure and family support are protective factors against transactional sex among adolescents and young adults.
Why it's important South Africa doesn't ignore sexually transmitted infections.
STI prevention was largely driven by HIV prevention. With changes in HIV prevention initiatives that don’t really take into account other STIs, there’s need to refocus STI prevention.
Blaming the rapid increases in syphilis cases on PrEP is an oversimplification of a complex problem.
Modern factors are seeing a revival of the STI that was once consigned to history.
According to experts, ladybirds are no more dangerous than they were before.
An increase in condomless sex in PrEP users is predictable as preventing HIV is the key motivator for condom use among gay and bisexual men.
The HIV prevention drug Truvada (PrEP) will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from this Sunday, moving Australia closer to achieving its goal of ending new HIV transmissions by 2020.
Young people in remote Aboriginal communities have high rates of STIs for a number of reasons, including inconsistent condom use and poor access to health services.
Gonorrhoea has seen a sharp increase in diagnosis rates, of up to 94% in some groups.
NSW has changed its laws imposing criminal penalties on someone with an STI who doesn’t take “reasonable precautions” to not infect their sexual partner.
Sex education in progressive countries like The Netherlands and Switzerland emphasizes intimacy, adventure and connection. Lower rates of teen pregnancy and sexual dysfunction ensue.