Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses

We’re delighted to be sharing work from LUSTRUM, (Limiting undetected STIs to reduce morbidity, led by Prof Claudia Estcourt,, one of our three NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research.  See what you think of  our public facing film, which we created to help disseminate our findings.

Over the next Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses seminars, we will be introducing you to EpiTOPE, Evaluating the Population Impact of Hepatitis C Direct Acting Antiviral Treatment as Prevention for People Who Inject Drugs, led by Prof Sharon Hutchinson (, and SEQUENCEdigital, Improving Sexual health for all in a digital NHS, the newest edition to our programme portfolio, also led by Prof Claudia Estcourt,

Programmes are the jewel in the NIHR’s crown in terms of funding as they support up to 5 years of “collaborative, multidisciplinary programmes of applied research to solve health and social care challenges….. to deliver research findings that will lead to clear and identifiable patient, service user or carer benefits, typically through promotion of health and wellbeing, prevention of ill health, and optimal disease management (including safety and quality)”.

As you will see in our seminars, they can promote very exciting research where clinicians, epidemiologists, human computer interaction experts, lay public, health psychology, statisticians, mathematical modelers, economists, public health and commissioners join forces to address knotty problems.  We often see the issues and the solutions from quite different perspectives, which means we don’t always agree but it makes for fabulous science!

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