News & Insight

    • November 15, 2021
    • New partnership to increase access to dual rapid testing for syphilis and HIV
    • MedAccess, CHAI, and SD Biosensor announce partnership to make dual rapid test for syphilis and HIV available for under US$1 in over 100 low- and middle-income countries.
    • July 18-21, 2021
    • International AIDS Society
    • The bi-annual meeting dedicated to sexually transmitted infections was held virtually and addressed diversity, health, and sexuality in the urban content through their “sexual diversity and the city” theme.
  • Upcoming Conferences and Events

    • December 6-11, 2021
    • The International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA)
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    • African Society for Laboratory Medicine Upcoming Events
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    • July 24-27, 2023
    • STI & HIV 2023 World Congress – Local Engagement/Global Impact
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    • July 14-17, 2021
    • STI & HIV 2021 World Congress
    • The bi-annual meeting dedicated to sexually transmitted infections was held virtually and addressed diversity, health, and sexuality in the urban content through their “sexual diversity and the city” theme.
    • April 14, 2021
    • Once On The Brink Of Eradication, Syphilis Is Raging Again
    • Syphilis cases in California have contributed to soaring national caseloads of sexually transmitted diseases.
    • November 19, 2020
    • Penicillin shortages tied to more congenital syphilis in Rio
    • Shortages of benzathine penicillin appeared to at least double the incidence of congenital syphilis in Rio de Janeiro from 2013 to 2017, according to study.
    • December 10, 2019
    • WHO congratulates Sri Lanka for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Syphilis
    • WHO congratulates Sri Lanka for achieving elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis
    • December 10, 2019
    • Sri Lanka: mother-to-child transmission of HIV And congenital syphilis eliminated
    • WHO Sri Lanka announced the elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission and congenital syphilis in Sri Lanka
    • July 15, 2019
    • Maldives eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Syphilis
    • Maldives has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, joining first few countries in the world to ensure a generation free of these deadly diseases
    • February 27, 2019
    • WHO publishes new estimates on congenital syphilis
    • Global decrease but cases remain high, causing 200,000 stillbirths and newborn deaths every year
    • October 8, 2018
    • Malaysia eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis
    • Malaysia becomes the first country in the WHO Western Pacific Region to be certified as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis
    • December 27, 2017
    • Shortages of benzathine penicillin. How big is the problem? And why it matters
    • Testing for, and treatment of syphilis needs to be a public health priority. BPG is the only drug to treat and to prevent mother-to-child transmission of syphilis
    • December 1, 2017
    • Six Caribbean territories and states eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis
    • WHO has validated Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis as achieving dual elimination
    • November 8, 2017
    • Triple Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and Syphilis
    • Families want their children to grow up to become happy, healthy, productive adults. However, too many babies are still being infected with silent killers such as syphilis
    • September 13, 2017
    • STI & HIV 2017 World Congress Video
    • An overview of penicillin treatment for prevention of congenital syphilis
    • July 12, 2017
    • Global drug shortage may put pregnant women diagnosed with syphilis at risk
    • Shortages of benzathine penicillin reported in three WHO regions
    • June 8, 2016
    • WHO validates countries’ elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis
    • WHO congratulates Thailand and Belarus for their achievement of eliminating of mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, and Armenia and the Republic of Moldova for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, respectively
    • June 7, 2016
    • WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Thailand, Armenia, Belarus and the Republic of Moldova
    • WHO congratulates Thailand and Belarus for their achievement of eliminating of mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, and Armenia and the Republic of Moldova for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, respectively
    • June 7, 2016
    • WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Armenia, Belarus and the Republic of Moldova
    • UN agencies congratulate Belarus for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis and Armenia and the Republic of Moldova for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, respectively
    • June 7, 2016
    • Thailand is first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis
    • Thailand received validation from WHO for having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, becoming the first country in Asia and the Pacific region
    • July 10, 2015
    • Lessons from Cuba on eliminating the transmission of HIV from mother to child
    • Cuba became the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child
    • June 30, 2015
    • WHO validates elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Cuba
    • Cuba became the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child