This journal is one of the few providing a clinically oriented forum for papers reporting on the investigation and treatment of both the traditional sexually transmissible diseases (STD) and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is included in most of the major indexing/abstracting databases, and is the official journal of the Association for Genito-Urinary Medicine (AGUM) and the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI). Peer-reviewed contributions from around the world include in-depth editorial reviews on topical issues, original articles, case reports, audit reports, and papers commissioned to promote continuing medical education in the specialty. Other features include a lively correspondence column, a book review section, and news from the genitourinary medicine associations. Occasional supplements are also published and are supplied free to subscribers.