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Diagnosis and Management of Syphilis in Patients With HIV Co-infection

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Khaw, C., Malden, C., Ratnayake, M. et al. Diagnosis and Management of Syphilis in Patients With HIV Co-infection. Curr Treat Options Infect Dis (2020). Published11 June 2020 Purpose of review Syphilis cases are on the increase especially in men who have sex with men (MSM) in urban areas of high-income countries. There is a strong association between syphilis and HIV infections. We review the...

STI rates in PrEP users very high, but evidence that PrEP increases them is inconclusive

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nam/aidsmap, Published: 22 February 2017 A study of PrEP users presented last week showed that PrEP users had very high rates of STI diagnosis – in the order of 20 times higher than among HIV-negative gay men in the general population. The evidence that STIs increased further while people were on PrEP was, however, a lot more ambiguous. The problem in proving that PrEP has any causal relationship...

Legalising same-sex marriage linked to drop in youth suicide

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ABC Hack, Tue 21 Feb 2017, 1:29PM;  Updated Wed 22 Feb 2017, 11:25am The legalisation of same-sex marriage in some US states has been linked with a drop in the number of gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers who attempted suicide, according to new research published in JAMA Pediatrics (Journal of the American Medical Association). Read more of article here Access JAMA paper here    ...

West African HIV-2 prevalence associated with lower historical male circumcision rate

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Medical News Today, Thursday 8 December 2016 Cities with substantial uncircumcised populations in 1950 tended to have higher HIV-2 prevalence from 1985. In West African cities, male circumcision rates in 1950 were negatively correlated with HIV-2 prevalence from 1985, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by João Sousa from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and...

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