STD.co.uk website goes live with information
An easy to use and completely free information service explaining sexually transmitted diseases and infections was launched today.
Aimed as a straight forward no nonsense guide to various common STD's and STI's, the site uses precise menus and simplicity of design to focus on some of the most common infections in society at this time.
STD.co.uk has a nationwide list of clinics both NHS and private based and its simple to use click on postcode map makes finding an STD clinic quick and easy within the UK.
The site is financed with contributions from various advertisers who appear on the left hand of each page however such is the clarity of the design of STD.co.uk that this in no way impedes the visitor or dominates the design.
The site is intended for information only and any conclusions must be discussed with a medically qualified doctor or your health service.
New LGV Chlamydia strain detected.
A new strain of Chlamydia called LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum) has been detected.
The new chlamydia can infect both sexes however most cases detected so far have been in bi-sexual and gay males.
Some older PCR machines used to detect chlamydia are not registering this strain of chlamydia and the low figures presenting at this time are due more to the LGV strain not being detected rather than the real number of infections.
Chlamydia LGV has differing symptoms to the present detectable chlamydia. These include symptoms similar to irritable bowel with painful stomach cramps however cases also present with swollen lymph nodes in the groin and genital and rectal ulcers.