House of Commons
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SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH COMBATTING SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
EDM #875
Tabled 11 December 2013
2013-14 Session
That this House is concerned about the burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK and overseas, including the most worrying threat of antibiotic resistance in gonorrhoea, and the risks STIs pose, including mortality, and infection of the unborn foetus, while recognising the promise of interdisciplinary scientific research that will contribute to efforts to combat STIs; supports microbiologists in their work to develop new treatments for antibiotic-resistant infections, innovative diagnostic devices that improve care, and an HIV vaccine; and welcomes the Society for General Microbiology statement, Microbiology and the challenge of sexually transmitted infections: Are we up to it?, which makes the case for basic scientific research as a contribution to wider efforts to improve sexual health.