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5 things you need to know about syphilis…

Syphilis used to be rare in the UK, but in the last few years the number of gay and bisexual men seeking treatment has increased considerably, with infections in England at their highest since 1949. But what actually is it? How do you catch it? And more importantly, how the fuck can we prevent it?


01. OK. What *is* syphilis and how do I get it? Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. Like all your fave STIs, it’s usually transmitted through sex without a condom or oral sex, but can also be caught through rimming, fisting and on rare occasions through skin-to-skin contact.

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Got Woodward? In the latest issue of Gay Times, we get our hands on the newest Hollyoaks Hunk, Adam Woodward. Elsewhere in this issue: RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 winner Sasha Velour on the importance of history; a day in the life of one of the few openly gay men in Cairo; the state of homosexual equality in the commonwealth; the next generation of queer kids; Rainbow Riots in Uganda; up close and personal with the stars of Gay Britannia; Martine McCutcheon on her affinity to gay men; Philip C Baldwin on being ostracised by the community when he was diagnosed with both HIV and Hepatitis C; plus style, travel, culture and much more!