Sexually Transmitted Diseases Feature Archive

Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts Updated STI Guidelines

Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts Updated STI Guidelines

WHO releases new treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis

Gonorrhea Treatment Options Threatened as Resistance Emerges

Gonorrhea Treatment Options Threatened as Resistance Emerges

Signs of emerging resistance to azithromycin suggests that this drug will be next in the long line of antibiotics to which gonorrhea bacteria have become resistant - a list that includes penicillin, tetracycline, and fluoroquinolones.

Testing Errors, Reinfection Should be Considered When Performing Cure Test for Gonorrhea

Testing Errors, Reinfection Should be Considered When Performing Cure Test for Gonorrhea

Evidence may suggest that universal test of cure may not be necessary for all patients.

HPV Education in College Populations Urged

HPV Education in College Populations Urged

College-aged students may benefit from continued education regarding the spread of HPV, especially oral transmission.

CDC: Many Schools Not Fully Teaching Recommended Sexual Health Education

CDC: Many Schools Not Fully Teaching Recommended Sexual Health Education

The report indicates that the percentage of schools providing sexual health education that meets CDC's criteria for sex education is generally low and varies widely by state.

Mycoplasma Genitalium More Commonly Noted in People with More Sexual Partners

Mycoplasma Genitalium More Commonly Noted in People with More Sexual Partners

There is increasing evidence that Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is a sexually transmitted infection, according to findings published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

HPV Vaccine Not A Requirement For Youth in Most States, Despite Recommendations

HPV Vaccine Not A Requirement For Youth in Most States, Despite Recommendations

Few states require human papillomavirus vaccination for adolescents and that the vaccination rates are far below those of other recommended vaccines.

Cultural, Religious Backgrounds Complicate Adherence With HPV Vaccine

Cultural, Religious Backgrounds Complicate Adherence With HPV Vaccine

While not statistically significant, participants who noted they had received the HPV vaccine also reported that they used condoms without fail at every sexual encounter.

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