Prejudice and stigma can discourage the communities most affected by infectious diseases from seeking care. Inclusive public health messaging can prevent misinformation and guide the most vulnerable.
The US currently has only one antibiotic available to treat gonorrhea – and it’s becoming less effective.
Monkeypox is not considered an STI but is spreading among sexual partners. Adding sexual health strategies to the public health response is helpful, but there is a danger of stigmatizing MPXV.
The idea that Europeans brought new diseases to the Americas and returned home with others has been widely accepted. But evidence is mounting that for syphilis this scenario is wrong.
Schools have not adequately educated students about the increased risks of virus transmission when it comes to being sexually intimate.
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.
With all the attention focussed on combating the spread of COVID-19 it’s easy to forget the other health challenges that could affect us all.
Trust in the confidentiality of contact tracing broke down during the AIDS epidemic. Today, it’s faltering again.
Everyone will benefit from wider HPV vaccinations.
Australia’s year 10-12 students are getting good marks when it comes to sexual health, according to new research out today. But there’s room for improvement.
In some Nigerian universities, wealthy female students engage in trasnactional sex for pleasure, while those that needed financial support did it for the money.
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.
Superbugs used to pose the greatest risk to people with compromised immune systems and those who had surgery. But their sexual transmission means antibiotic resistance can spread much more widely.
Do boys and girls from diverse cultural settings experience their transitions into adolescence? Their cultural differences don’t make a difference, but their genders do.
Simple steps can lower your risk of bringing home traveller’s diarrhoea, respiratory infections and mosquito-borne diseases from your holiday.
Until now, the processes that lead some girls to start developing before others have been poorly understood.
Few women have heard of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and often confuse its symptoms with thrush. But improper treatment of BV can lead to persistent symptoms and distress.
PrEP drugs to prevent people contracting HIV mustn’t disrupt existing sexual health strategies.
Tackling men’s reluctant condom use comes down to the basics of how they view sex.