Editor-in-Chief Vacancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections (sti.bmj.com) is the world’s longest running international journal on sexual health, publishing peer reviewed original research, descriptive epidemiology, evidence-based reviews and comment on the clinical, public health, translational, sociological and laboratory aspects of sexual health from around the world. It also has an active online presence via a regular blog, podcasts, and […]

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Should the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Keele University Postgraduate Award in Medical Education be compulsory for GUM trainees?

Author: Dr Zana Ladipo, New Croft Sexual Health Centre, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK Sexual Health services in the United Kingdom are changing from separate Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) clinics and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) clinics to a more integrated Sexual Health service, a one-stop shop for patients. There […]

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Call for papers on Criminalizing Contagion

The BMJ Group journals Sexually Transmitted Infections (impact factor 3.029) and the Journal of Medical Ethics (impact factor 1.391), in conjunction with academics at the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (University of Manchester) and the Health Ethics and Law Network (University of Southampton), would like to publish a collection of articles on the criminalization […]

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Do you want to write for us?

We are seeking contributions on clinical topics of interest to our readers, for the “How To” series, edited by Dr Sarah Edwards. Could you write for your colleagues on a topic of practical relevance to clinicians? Perhaps a common clinical conundrum, or an area not covered by guidelines where evidence is lacking? If you would […]

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HIV infection and female genital tract immunity

A recent article offers a systematic review of the literature concerning the influence of clinical characteristics (e.g. pregnancy or STI history) on female genital tract immunity to HIV. This review places itself against the background of an increasing shift in HIV research from systemic considerations relating to transmission of the infection – “the blood compartment” […]

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Just supposing Trichomonas Vaginalis proved not to be an exclusively sexually transmitted infection after all …… ?

A recent laboratory study based on specimens from 766 US patients with vaginal symptoms evaluates the performance of the current US FDA (Federal Drugs Administration) approved diagnostic test for Trichomonas Vaginalis (BD Affirm VPIII hybridization) against a modern molecular amplification based test (Gen-Probe Aptima). The greater sensitivity of the new test emerges clearly in this […]

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