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 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.
Monkeypox has spread to more than 50 countries and will continue to be monitored. Here’s what we know about monkeypox so far and what researchers want to find out.
Schools have not adequately educated students about the increased risks of virus transmission when it comes to being sexually intimate.
In a Nigerian study, both women and men emphasised “trust” and “safe spaces” when discussing sexual health.
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.
Parents have the primary role of educating their children about their sexuality. But cultural beliefs and taboos about sex can work strongly against their efforts.
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.
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.
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.
Uganda needs to face the reality that many young people are sexually active and need information to protect themselves.
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.
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.
Despite significant medical advances, rates of sexually transmitted infections are on the rise, including some old foes like syphilis.
South Africa has launched a plan to tackle HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections – but much depends on its implementation over the next five years.
The annual surveillance report of sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses in Australia has found notifications of sexually transmissible infections are on the rise in Australia.
Studies have suggested that women using a particular kind of injectable contraceptive are more susceptible to HIV infection. Research in mice offers new insights.
The messages that adolescents receive from sexuality education classes are frequently negative. It’s time for the curriculum to become more empowering for learners and teachers.
Scientists are developing various products that can provide contraception and protection from sexually transmitted infections and HIV at the same time.