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2008-09-29 18:00:40

A NEW sexual health centre will open on Tyneside at the beginning of next year. Newcastle Primary Care and North Tyneside Trust (PCT), in partnership with NNT Lift Co, has announced it has found a site for a multi-million-pound sexual health centre. Work has already started on premises at New Croft House, Market Street, near the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, and it is planned the centre will be running by next year. It will be the base for two services located on the site of...

2008-09-08 06:00:22

By Kate Foster SIXTY thousand Scots pupils are to be given access to sexual health services in school, allowing children as young as 13 to receive condoms and pregnancy tests. Ministers have approved the creation of clinics for all rural secondary schools in Scotland after the SNP Government accepted expert advice that many teenagers in country areas struggle to visit GPs or family planning clinics. The unprecedented move is part of a bid to tackle Scotland's high rate of...

2008-08-22 15:00:51

By Adam Morris Bold plan will see city facilities moved under a single roof A NEW "one-stop-shop" for sexual health is set to open in the city within the next two years. NHS Lothian is seeking to revamp a building next to the former Royal Infirmary so it can bring together all the services that it offers for sexual health under one roof. The clinic will allow patients to be tested and treated in a single location for the first time. The GBP 6 million project would see the...

2008-08-06 09:01:04

By Barry Nelson SEXUAL health services in County Durham have received a boost with the opening of the first of a new kind of walk-in clinic. The consultant-led combined contraception, sexual health and genito-urinary medicine (Gum) clinic has opened in Bishop Auckland. It is based at the Escomb Road Annexe, Escomb Road, and is run jointly by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, County Durham Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Darlington PCT. The clinic is open on a dropin...

2008-06-30 15:03:02

In Britain, the rate of sexually transmitted diseases was highest among women ages 45 to 54, but highest among men age 55 to 60, researchers said. Researchers monitored the numbers of sexually transmitted diseases diagnosed in 19 sexual health clinics and reported to the Health Protection Agency's Regional Surveillance Unit from 1996 to 2003. In total, 4,445 sexually transmitted disease episodes were identified among people ages 45 and older during that time. Most were straight men and...

2008-06-16 15:00:49

OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) today announced that aggregate nationwide performance data for 2007 and the first five months of 2008 indicate that its widely used rapid HIV-1/2 antibody screening test, OraQuick ADVANCE(R), has a very high degree of accuracy with oral fluid - at rates that are within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approved and expected range of performance (specificity 99.6-99.9%) for the product. Based on aggregate data compiled by the Company from...

2006-05-10 07:45:18

By Maggie Fox WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Young women risk being infected with Chlamydia more than once, researchers reported on Tuesday in a series of studies showing just how vulnerable younger women are to the disease. But other studies presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STD prevention conference showed that screening people can reduce the rate of infection across entire communities. The findings also show that younger women are more susceptible to and do not...

2006-05-09 14:14:18

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Young women risk being infected with chlamydia more than once, researchers reported on Tuesday in a series of studies showing just how vulnerable younger women are to the disease. But other studies presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference showed that screening people -- including jail inmates -- can reduce the rate of infection across entire communities. The findings may also show...

2006-02-02 12:44:22

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - Government plans to reduce waiting times for appointments at sexual health clinics in England to 48 hours cannot be met without a "massive expansion of capacity," doctors said on Thursday. They called for local health authorities to spend all the extra money the government has allocated to tackle a rise in sexually transmitted diseases and not keep it back to cover budget holes elsewhere. "We need a big expansion of the number of nurses, a lot of...

2005-09-30 10:13:42

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sexually active male adolescents quite often have the sexually transmitted infection Chlamydia trachomatis but don't know it. Investigators in California have found that routine urine screening for chlamydia is an effective means of diagnosing these infections in sexually active young men. In men, chlamydia can lead to inflammation of the urethra and structures of the testes. Men can pass the infection to their female sex partners whose fertility could...