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Sexually Transmitted and Intravenous Infections

*Watch Online/In Person* Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England will discuss how some diseases are specialised in using sexual behaviour for transmission. Major pandemics including HIV and syphilis have been transmitted via this route, along with the cancer-causing infections Hepatitis B and HPV. Along with these are highly transmissible diseases such as gonorrhea and herpes. Another way people share bodily fluids is via needles, and diseases can also be transmitted this way.

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Speakers

Professor Christopher Whitty CB FRCP FMedSci is Gresham Professor of Physic (the term for medicine when the post was created in 1597) at Gresham College. He is also Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England and the UK Government's Chief Medical Adviser. He still practices as an NHS Consultant Physician at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. He is involved in many day-to-day public health decisions for the UK.

Location

Museum of London 150 London Wall Barbican EC2Y 5HN

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