Coronavirus, STI & Home Testing News

15 May 2020

Coronavirus Home Test Kits Availability?

Detecting active COVID-19 infections, or past exposure to the virus are two critically important tests for managing the spread of Coronavirus.

Syphilis eludes immune attack by altering a single gene

24 Apr 2020

Shuffling of DNA in a single gene might be why the syphilis bacteria can evade the immune system. The change alters a protein on its cell surface to create a distraction. People can become re-infected several times with syphilis because they can't develop immunity, Untreated syphilis can hide in the body for decades. Genomic findings on these evasive strategies may point to designs for vaccines to outwit syphilis' defenses.

Science Daily

Breakthrough discovery in HIV research opens path to new, better therapies

23 Apr 2020

Cells infected with HIV make two forms of the virus's RNA. A new article finds a single nucleotide controls which version of viral RNA an infected cell makes; both forms are necessary for HIV to replicate. The critical nucleotide happens to be in a region of the HIV genome with low mutation rates. That placement makes it a promising target for new therapies, because the virus is less likely to develop resistance.

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FSRH, BASHH and BHIVA release joint contingency plan to protect essential sexual health, reproductive health and HIV care during COVID-19 outbreak

26 Mar 2020

Along with the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA), we have released a joint contingency plan which sets out sector priorities in sexual health (SH), reproductive health (RH) and HIV services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

19 Feb 2020

How Are STIs Transmitted (spread)?

Can You Kiss?

Is Fellatio A Risk? Learn What Sexual Practices Put You At Risk Of Infection

19 Feb 2020

Can STIs Be Transmitted By Cunnilingus?

Cunnilingus – oral sex on female genitals – is a common practice.

Over 80% of adults report having done it at least once. But is it safe? Or are there risks from sexually transmitted infections? We look into the risks and what you can do to protect yourself and your partner.

18 Feb 2020

Everything You Need To Know About STIs

But Were Afraid To Ask!

There are over thirty sexually transmitted infections.

This guide gives an overview of their causes, symptoms, testing and treatment.

January 2020 issue of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health & HIV Policy

23 Jan 2020

The first 2020 issue is out during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, covering Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust #SmearForSmear campaign, with a focus on tackling the myths around HPV as the NHS Cancer Screening Programme in England moves towards HPV primary screening. This edition also brings the latest data from Public Health England (PHE) confirming that high HPV vaccination coverage is helping to drive down cancer-causing HPV infections in young sexually-active women. In this month’s eFeature, Lucy Emmerson, Director of the Sex Education Forum, presents findings from a recent survey of young people which shows that less than half rated their relationships and sex education (RSE) as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

FSRH statement: new study shows women disproportionately experience poor sexual and reproductive health

10 Jan 2020

Almost half of British women experience poor sexual and reproductive health, a much higher number than men, with many also experiencing a larger range of issues. This is one of the findings from a major new study published on BMC Public Health using interview data from more than 7,000 women and 5,000 men from Britain’s third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

29 Mar 2019

Cholesterol: The Good & The Bad

What is Good Cholesterol and Bad Cholesterol and why does it matter? Discover what cholesterol blood test kits measure and the role cholesterol and other blood fats play in maintaining a healthy body.

29 Mar 2019

What Do My Cholesterol Test Results Mean?

Your cholesterol blood test will report your blood levels for Total Cholesterol, Good & Bad Cholesterol, and Triglycerides. Discover what a high or low HDL and LDL means and whether your cholesterol ratio is too high. Most importantly, learn what to do to reduce your cholesterol levels.
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