World Hepatitis Day 2021

STI World Hepatitis Day Podcast In the last decade, direct-acting antivirals have revolutionised hepatitis C treatment. With curative rates in excess of 90%, in 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the ambitious target of international hepatitis C virus elimination by 2030, aiming to prevent the estimated 400,000 people who die each year from HCV-related […]

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HPV Vaccine Uptake: Challenges and Opportunities

  Welcome to the fourth episode of the STI BMJ 2021 Podcast series. Please join Dr. Fabiola Martin in interviewing Professors Anna Maria Geretti, Carlo Giaquinto, and Ian Frazer about human papillomavirus vaccines and vaccination programmes. The first HPV vaccine was approved in 2006. Fifteen years later, more than 100 countries have added the vaccine […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine and People with HIV

  Welcome to the third episode of the 2021 BMJ STI podcast series! As you listen to this podcast, globally thousands of people will receive a dose of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine along with hope for the future. In this podcast, we will explore the main classes of COVID-19 vaccine and issues pertinent to the administration of […]

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HIV epidemic in Indonesia: Are we there yet?

In this the second STI podcast of 2021, we focus on the HIV epidemic in Indonesia and how the country strives to meet the UNAIDS 90-90-90 UNAIDS sustainability goals for people living with HIV (PLWH). Episode Highlights: Indonesia is a densely populated country spread over 17,000 islands of stunning beauty. It has one of the […]

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Sexual Health and COVID-19

In the latest STI podcast, Dr Fabiola Martin talks to BASHH President Dr John McSorely about the rapid adjustments applied to UK’s sexual health care services as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and deployment of sexual health care providers to support other health care services. Highlights from this podcast All over the country […]

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HIV & COVID-19 – What do we know so far?

HIV & COVID-19 Podcast Take-home points and resources from the originally recorded podcast found here: https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/hiv-and-covid-19-what-do-we-know-so-far?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/sti Take-home points PLWHIV who have COVID-19 do as well as the general population if they have no other risk factors and who are well immune-reconstituted on anti-retroviral medication. Encourage people living with HIV (PLWHIV) if admitted to hospitals to […]

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COVID-19 and HIV: Calling attention to the importance of ensuring HIV status and testing is included in the management of COVID-19

As health care services worldwide undergo major reconfiguration to respond to the coronavirus crisis, there are simple and affordable ways to improve outcomes that relate to both HIV and COVID-19 care. The first step is to make sure that the HIV status is recorded on all hospital admissions relating to COVID-19. This in turn will […]

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Perspectives – Be ahead of the curve

Grasp your research news here! I am excited to introduce Perspectives, a new section of the journal that starts with the first issue on January 20th 2020 and has an ambitious aim: to scan the published literature, identify interesting research articles, write up a snapshot of the data and – key to this new initiative […]

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