Syphilis

17 Decidedly Phallic Images Of Japan's Annual Penis Festival (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

The streets of a Japanese village had a distinctive visitor this weekend in the form of a gigantic penis. No, Dappy wasn't in town, rather it was ...

Slings, Slamming and Chem-sex

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

The story I'm going to tell concerns three individuals, whom we'll call (with a hat-tip to Mr Tarantino) Mr Pink, Mr Orange and Mr Black. The reason I'm telling these stories is that last week during my HIV clinic, three of my patients were diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis C. This is how it happened.

Breaking the Sound of Silence on Syphilis

Professor Rosanna Peeling | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK
Professor Rosanna Peeling

Syphilis is said to have affected some of the great writers and artists of history including Oscar Wilde, Van Gogh and Manet. Yet, despite being depicted in some of the most popular artwork and literature of our time, it affects more pregnant women than HIV and it kills over 400,000 babies a year.

The London 2012 Olympics is Over Shame About the Closing Ceremony

David Lintott | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
David Lintott

As the 30th Olympiad of the Modern Era, or The Olympics, drew to a close on Sunday night, a nation wept. This may have had more to do with the paucity of talent on display and the omnipresence of Lord Coe than the fact that London 2012 had reached its conclusion, though.

Dying for the Lack of a Simple Test

Professor Rosanna Peeling | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Professor Rosanna Peeling

Today, I'm speaking at the Pacific Health Summit on the importance of harmonising the regulation of diagnostic tests. Having worked in diagnostics for over 20 years, it's frustrating to see people dying for the lack of a simple diagnostic test when tests such as those for HIV have revolutionised our approach to healthcare.

The Fight Against Syphilis

Justin Forsyth | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK
Justin Forsyth

The greatest tragedy is surely for a mother to bury her child. But imagine the grief of passing on a deadly disease to your child - and being powerless to stop it? An estimated one million babies die every year from congenital syphilis - deaths that could be prevented by just a single shot of penicillin.