STI Podcast

Sexually Transmitted Infections is the world’s longest running international journal on sexual health. It aims to keep practitioners, trainees and researchers up to date in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all STIs and HIV.

Listen on:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podbean App
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • TuneIn + Alexa
  • iHeartRadio
  • PlayerFM
  • Listen Notes
  • Samsung
  • Podchaser
  • BoomPlay


Tuesday Nov 10, 2015

In this podcast Dr Katy Turner talks to Dr Jane Hocking at the ISSTDR conference in Brisbane, Australia. They discuss Dr Hocking's preliminary results from a Chlamydia screening trial across Australia and the logistics for testing and collecting data across such a large area.

Tuesday Nov 10, 2015

In this podcast Dr Katy Turner talks to PhD student Hayley Denison at the ISSTDR conference in Brisbane. They discuss the differences studying for a PhD in New Zealand compared to the UK and how social media has helped people keep up to date at conferences.

Friday Jul 03, 2015

How does drug use feed into STI transmission in men who have sex with men? What kinds of behaviours happen, and how can clinicians discuss these issues with men and best help them?
In this podcast Adam Bourne, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and David Stuart, substance use lead at the 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, discuss the issues and offer their advice.
Read the related article:
Illicit drug use in sexual settings (‘chemsex’) and HIV/STI transmission risk behaviour among gay men in South London: findings from a qualitative study

Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Simon Barton, Clinical Director, HIV & Sexual Health, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, talks to Joseph D Tucker, International Diagnostics Centre, Keppel Street, London, about his editorial on how the history of syphilis cures provides some guidance on preparing for a HIV cure. More information about the working group can be found here
Read the full editorial:

Scrotal recall

Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Nicola Low, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland, talks to Tom Edge, writer of the Channel 4 sitcom Scrotal Recall, a drama where a young man explores his past relationships via contact tracing after discovering he has chlamydia.
Tom discusses the medicine and research behind the writing, and the tensions between storytelling and science.

Monday Oct 06, 2014

Prevalence studies indicate approximately 10% of patients in HIV clinics may be infected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and/or Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) at any given time, and a study recently published in STI by Burchell and colleagues reveals that a modest increase in testing in their clinic did not improve detection of CT and NG.
Khalil Ghanem, STI associate editor, asks Stephen Berry, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, to comment on the paper and what can be done to improve detection of NG and CT.
Read Dr Berry's full editorial:
Read Burchell et al's paper: Modest rise in chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing did not increase case detection in a clinical HIV cohort in Ontario, Canada

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

STI associate editor Katy Turner talks to Kyle Jones, Infection & Population Health, University College London, about his studying examining who in the UK pays for sex.

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Jennifer Smith, STI associate editor, talks to Matthew Schabath, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, US, about his paper: Alcohol consumption and prevalence of human papillomavirus infection among US men in the HIM (HPV in Men) Study

Monday Feb 10, 2014

Dr Clare Tanton, UCL's Centre for Sexual Health and HIV research, and Soazig Clifton, NatCen Social Research, both researchers on The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles ( join us to discuss the survey, how it was carried out, and some of the reaction to their findings.Read the papers online:What's new about Natsal-3: in reporting sensitive sexual behaviours in Britain: of Natsal-3:

Friday Jan 24, 2014

Barbara Van Der Pol, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Dermot Hurly and Monika Buehrer-Skinner, both Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, have a conversation about issues related to chlamydia point-of-care tests and the need to continually assess the performance of these assays in real-use settings.Read the full paper here:

The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

Copyright 2023 All rights reserved.

Version: 20240320