Section Editors

  • Andrea De Luca, Siena University Hospital
  • Jean-Claude Desenclos, Institut de Veille Sanitaire
  • Susanna Esposito, University of Milan
  • Jorge Garbino, University Hospitals Geneva
  • Pak Leung Ho, University of Hong Kong
  • Sanjeev Krishna, St. George's, University of London
  • Jodie McVernon, Melbourne School of Population Health
  • Matthew P Muller, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto
  • Sepehr Tabrizi, The Royal Women's Hospital
  • Julian Tang, University Hospitals of Leicester
  • Grant Theron, University of Cape Town
  • Carlo Torti, University 'Magna Graecia'
  • Suzanne Verver, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Executive Editor

  • Hilary Logan, BioMed Central


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    Treating sexually transmitted infections

    This Editorial sets the scene for the series in which we encounter the difficulties of treating antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea and Mycoplasma genitalium; the continuing spread of chlamydia, syphilis and trichomoniasis, as well as management of non-gonococcal urethritis and bacterial vaginosis.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:337
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    Psychological distress and TB treatment

    There is a link between psychological distress, alcohol use, health literacy, and clinical morbidity with non-adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment; use of screening together with counselling could improve patient health and reduce the likelihood of transmission.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:253
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    Effect of STIs on HIV transmission

    Antiretroviral therapy reduces HIV transmission risk, and a systematic review and meta-analysis of the available evidence suggests that sexually transmitted co-infections do not affect the risk of HIV transmission from individuals on antiretroviral therapy.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:249



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