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Posts from the ‘Sexually transmitted infection(s)’ Category

When sex is painful

13th March 2014

Dr Petra

TweetMany years ago I was asked to review a small qualitative study for a healthcare journal. It focused on women…



In memory of John Tomlinson

30th September 2012

Dr Petra

TweetOver the summer I was saddened to learn of the death of John Tomlinson. John was an inspiration to so…



World AIDS Day 2010

1st December 2010

Dr Petra

TweetToday is World AIDS Day with events taking place globally around the theme of Universal Access and Human Rights. You…



“VD is for everybody”

3rd November 2010

Dr Petra

Tweet There’s been a lot of interest online today about a 1969 Public Service Advert – ‘VD is for everybody’,…



Watch out you silver foxes, it’s Sexual Health Week 2010!

13th September 2010

Dr Petra

Tweet Today sees the launch of FPA’s Sexual Health Week 2010, with the focus of this year’s event aimed at…



STIs, sexual health worries and HPA data – what you need to know

25th August 2010

Dr Petra

TweetThe Health Protection Agency has released its most recent figures on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) (including HIV) today. This is…



Politics, PR, science and evidence making – lessons from the field

27th April 2010

Dr Petra

TweetOne thing that has marked this election is the growing focus on science issues. This has partly been down to…



Pox-ridden dictators, media delusions and online activism–36 hours in the syphilis/social networking story

26th March 2010

Dr Petra

TweetYou may have seen or heard the news coverage yesterday suggesting a link between rising rates of Syphilis and hooking…



“Facebook linked to a rise in syphilis” – no, it’s not.

24th March 2010

Dr Petra

TweetSeveral papers carried the worrying story today suggesting links between social networking sites and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Facebook ‘linked…



Where to get advice about your sexual, reproductive or relationship health

15th January 2010

Dr Petra

Many of us need advice or help with our sex or relationships health. That might mean an STI test, advice on contraception, or help with addressing sex or relationship problems. It can be confusing to know where to go and ask for advice, so this guide outlines where you can get help along with resources to help yourself.