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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WHO/HRP Open Call for Sexual Health-Related Measures and Survey Instruments

WHO/HRP Open Call for Sexual Health-Related Measures and Survey Instruments Juliana Anderson, 1 Kelly VanTreeck 2 Sexual health survey data are often difficult to compare across studies and between countries because survey instruments can be markedly different. In addition, many survey instruments were developed for use in high-income countries, without attention to undertaking similar research […]

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Pause for thought on the missing millions affected by hepatitis B: Are we doing enough? World Hepatitis Day – 28th July 2019

      By 2040, the number of deaths from viral hepatitis will be higher than the combined mortality arising from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.1 There have been tremendous advances in fighting hepatitis C. Are we doing enough to lift the heavy burden of hepatitis B? Worldwide, an estimated 257 million people have chronic hepatitis […]

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Why stimulant use may cause HIV progression independently of behavioural risk-factors

In many countries injection drug users (IDU) constitute a ‘key population’ for HIV/AIDS. There may in some contexts be substantial overlap with other groups – where, for example, the IDU are also sex-workers, or prisoners. In reality, IDU may be exposed to multiple risk factors, which can be hard to isolate from each other. However, […]

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