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The world's longest running international journal on sexual health


An official journal of BASHH



Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) aims to keep practitioners, trainees and researchers up to date in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all STIs and HIV. The journal publishes original research, descriptive epidemiology, evidence-based reviews and comment on the clinical, public health, translational, sociological and laboratory aspects of sexual health from around the world. It also publishes educational articles, letters, a blog and podcasts.

STI is an official journal of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV.

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Editor-in-Chief: Anna Maria Geretti, University of Liverpool
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STI is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections considers submissions of a wide range of article types, including original research, educational articles and systematic reviews.
The Author Information section provides general guidelines and requirements for specific article types.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.
All manuscripts should be submitted online.

COVID-19 Podcasts and Call for Papers

STI has released two audio podcasts on COVID-19, which are free to access.


HIV and COVID-19

Dr Fabiola Martin talks to Dr Edwina Wright, who’s leading the COVID-19 Taskforce for the Australasian Society of HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs (ASHM), and Mr Adam Ehm, President of Living Positive Victoria and is a member of the COVID-19 ASHM Taskforce. They discuss the recent statements released by the British HIV Association and ASHM to assist health care providers and people living with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sexual health and COVID-19

Dr Fabiola Martin talks to Dr John McSorely, Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine and also President of BASHH. They consider the rapid adjustments applied to the UK's sexual health care services as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, particularly the rise of innovations in telemedicine.


Additional resources on this topic are available via the STI blog.


STI also encourages the submission of manuscripts on the topic of COVID-19. Further information on the themes and article types is available via the call for papers.



BASHH 2020 Annual Conference Award

STI sponsored an award at the BASHH 2020 Annual Conference for the presentation with the best potential for publication. The winner was Dr Alison Howarth from University College London for her presentation entitled "“Stay at home ….” assessing the impact of lockdown on sex and service use among MSM in the UK". Congratulations!


STI is an official journal of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH). All members of BASHH have online access to STI as a benefit of membership. 


BASHH membership is open to medical practitioners, nurses, health advisers, scientists in the field of medicine and other healthcare workers who are currently working in or have contributed to the specialty or an allied field.