What we will fund

We are actively canvasing for research in a number of fields which we feel are in need of further research. We would also want to encourage young researchers to try out their ideas before going to large funding bodies. > Read More

Research Portfolio

STIRF has funded a number of successful research projects that have been presented in prestigious national and international meetings and published in reputable international scientific journals. > Read More

Useful Links

Useful websites providing reliable and accurate information of issues relating to sexual health and HIV. > Read More

What we are about

There are many areas of knowledge that will help the sexual wellbeing of individuals that are waiting to be explored.

STIRF aims to kickstart funding to young researchers asking the right questions.

Sexual health is important for healthy living

It affects everyone but comparatively little is spent on research. Sexual health isn’t just about treatable infections like Chlamydia and… but viruses that can cause cancer of the cervix and throat, and others that cause liver failure, and HIV which destroys the body’s entire defence mechanism.

Funding high quality research

There are huge areas of knowledge that will help the sexual wellbeing of individuals, directly or indirectly, that are waiting to be explored. Our aim is to provide funding to kickstart that research.

Links providing reliable and accurate info on issues relating to sexual health

HIV & AIDs

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Herpes & other viruses

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Sexual Health

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Research

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Chlamydia

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Treatment

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New project approved for 2018: Provision and Accessibility of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in North England and the West Midlands.

17th April 2018

Project title: Exploring perspectives on provision and accessibility of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in North England and the West Midlands. Principal Investigator Professor Marie Claire Van Hout Team: Professor Vivian Hope; Mr Jim McVeigh: Mrs Jennifer Germain Site: Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool The United Kingdom (UK) has… Read more

STIRF invites applicants for PhD Studentship

29th October 2017

The Sexually Transmitted Infection Research Foundation (STIRF) is a local charity which supports research relating to all aspects of sexual health including clinical practice, public health, microbiology, health economics and behavioural science. STIRF wishes to fund a PhD Studentship up to a maximum of £60 000 over 3-4 years and… Read more