Better sex education urgently needed for at-risk teenagers, researchers say

Sexually active teenagers who were offered rapid, confidential chlamydia testing and same-day treatment at college mostly did not take up the offer, largely due to ignorance about the risks. 

Only 10-13% of students in three London-based further education colleges responded to messages inviting them for on-site testing.


Researchers provide compelling evidence for multiple STI-detecting device

Strong evidence in support of a rapid diagnostic test for multiple STI infections has been put forward by researchers at St George’s.

Using mathematical modelling, researchers within the Applied Diagnostics Research and Evaluation Unit at the university concluded that a bespoke point-of care diagnostic device could significantly reduce the number of return clinical visits and the average time-to-cure from about a week to one day.


Further Education College students to be offered rapid STI testing and on-site treatment

Rates of chlamydia are as high as eight per cent in sexually active students at some London further education colleges. A new trial will aim to diagnose infections within 90 minutes and provide immediate on-site antibiotic treatment.

23 August 2016