When an STI doesn’t behave like an STI: the case of Trichomonas

The second conference issue to hit the headlines arises from a study led by Charlotte Gaydos of John Hopkins University investigating the prevalence in the US of the parasite trichomonas vaginalis. Not only does overall prevalence prove to be twice what might have been expected (8.7% as opposed to 4%); more surprisingly still, age-specific prevalence […]

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BASHH( British Association for Sexual Health and HIV ) Ordinary General Meeting 11th June 2010 – Highlights blog

Lots of very interesting stuff at this 4 times a year single afternoon and evening meeting held at the sumptuous Royal Society of Medicine venue in central London. For me it is certainly worth the 2 hour train journey from the north of England. The afternoon was hosted by the UK`s Medical Research Council and […]

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Specialists produce evidence to show HIV testing in UK hospitals is a ‘lottery’

By Harriet Smith at Munro and Forster, on behalf of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV ( BASHH): Three new research studies unveiled at the Second Joint Conference of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA), in Manchester today, revealed that people with HIV infection […]

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BASHH/BHIVA conference – friday

A remarkably good turn-out given it was the morning after the night before! I won’t dwell on the gala dinner at Manchester Cathedral, although I should say how absolutely beautiful the cathedral looked, with a sea of candles illuminating the gothic structure and its vaulted ceiling. I must admit though, that it was slightly surreal […]

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BASHH/BHIVA conference – Thursday

For those of you who think that attending a conference is an excuse to ‘skive’, I’ll have you know that I dutifully got up in time to attend the 8 a.m. Medical Research council meeting discussing the PIVOT (protease monotherapy) trial. However, I declined the champagne with the breakfast. As discussed in yesterdays blog, this […]

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BHIVA/BASHH Conference Highlights

After a series of satellite symposia, the programme started today with Steve Taylor’s “Top Ten” papers of the past year.  As Steve acknowledged, a talk like this is something of a poisoned chalice, with the opportunity to alienate friends and enemies alike. He cheated a bit, choosing a number of major topics and sneaking a […]

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BHIVA/BASHH conference – Tuesday 20th April

Overshadowed by volcanic ash – above the surprisingly bright and cloudless sky of Manchester – the BHIVA/BASHH conference started well if disjointedly, with absent international speakers. Rosella Nappi joined us from Naples to talk about sexual desire disorders in women, like a voice in a Victorian séance, but others were altogether absent. Tom Quinn was […]

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