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Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Key to Decreasing PID in Women

Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Key to Decreasing PID in Women

Given the potential of asymptomatic infection to lead to PID, clinicians should follow chlamydia/gonorrhea screening recommendations to decrease the incidence of PID.

Prevalence of Genital HPV in US High Among Men

Prevalence of Genital HPV in US High Among Men

Overall genital HPV infection prevalence widespread among all age groups of men, and the HPV vaccination coverage is low.

Pharmacy-Based Testing for Chlamydia Effective

Pharmacy-Based Testing for Chlamydia Effective

Selling chlamydia test kits at pharmacies and mailing specimens for processing is feasible.

Positive Messages Prevail on Twitter About HPV Vaccine

Positive Messages Prevail on Twitter About HPV Vaccine

Conversations about HPV vaccination on social media can aid health organizations in having a significant impact on vaccine uptake.

HPV16 DNA Reliable in Diagnosing HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer

HPV16 DNA Reliable in Diagnosing HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer

HPV16 DNA detected in fine-needle aspirations from neck masses is a reliable indicator for diagnosis of an HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.

Mouthwash May Help to Control Pharyngeal Gonorrhea

Mouthwash May Help to Control Pharyngeal Gonorrhea

In a recent study, Listerine mouthwash significantly reduced the amount of pharyngeal gonorrhea.

Pubic Hair Grooming Increases Risk of Contracting STIs

Pubic Hair Grooming Increases Risk of Contracting STIs

Frequent groomers of pubic hair are 3 to 4 times more likely to contract a STIs.

Poor Sensitivity of HPV Type 16/18 in Abnormal Cytology

Poor Sensitivity of HPV Type 16/18 in Abnormal Cytology

HPV 16/18 testing to triage women is poorly sensitive in minor abnormal cytology.

Less Frequent Cervical Cancer Screening May Be Okay After HPV Vaccine

Less Frequent Cervical Cancer Screening May Be Okay After HPV Vaccine

Reduced testing could also reduce the number of false positives that women receive.

Cervical Cancer, CIN3+ Screening After 5 Years in HPV-Negative Women

Cervical Cancer, CIN3+ Screening After 5 Years in HPV-Negative Women

Cumulative incidence of cervical cancer and CIN3+ were low in both intervention and control groups.

Rapid Diagnostic Tests For Syphilis, Yaws, Less Sensitive With Lower Antibody Titers

Rapid Diagnostic Tests For Syphilis, Yaws, Less Sensitive With Lower Antibody Titers

They noted that in both components, those patients with higher titer rapid plasma reagins had better sensitivities compared with those with lower-titer group.

USPSTF Recommends Against Routine Screening for Genital Herpes

USPSTF Recommends Against Routine Screening for Genital Herpes

Grade D recommendation against routine screening for asymptomatic adolescents and adults.

American Cancer Society Endorses CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines

American Cancer Society Endorses CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines

Boys and girls should start series at age 11 or 12 to protect against human papillomavirus.

Approval of First HPV Diagnostic Test for Use With SurePath Preservative Fluid

Approval of First HPV Diagnostic Test for Use With SurePath Preservative Fluid

For cervical cells obtained for Pap test, collected in SurePath Preservative Fluid.

CDC Finds Most HPV-Related Cancers Are Preventable

CDC Finds Most HPV-Related Cancers Are Preventable

Researchers found that cervical cancer account for most HPV-associated cancers.

Increased Prevalence of HPV Noted in Men With Phimosis

Increased Prevalence of HPV Noted in Men With Phimosis

Increased prevalence of HPV and high-risk HPV types compared with asymptomatic men.

Increase in Neisseria meningitidis in Ohio, Michigan Highlights Need for Awareness

Increase in Neisseria meningitidis in Ohio, Michigan Highlights Need for Awareness

The two clinics are part of the CDC's Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project, where urethral isolates from the first 25 men diagnosed with Ng are checked for antibiotic resistance.

Zinc-Oxide Nanoparticles Show Promise Against Herpes Simplex Virus

Zinc-Oxide Nanoparticles Show Promise Against Herpes Simplex Virus

Recent data suggest that ZOTEN nanoparticles could help prevent herpes simplex virus.

ASCO Presents Guidelines for Boosting HPV Vaccine Uptake

ASCO Presents Guidelines for Boosting HPV Vaccine Uptake

Oncologists should raise awareness of HPV-related cancers and role of vaccinations.

Case of Acquired Syphilis Leads to Bone Marrow and Liver Involvement

Case of Acquired Syphilis Leads to Bone Marrow and Liver Involvement

Researchers describe a case study of a 65-year-old patient with late-latent syphilis with normocytic anemia.

ACIP Evaluates 2-Dose Bivalent, Quadrivalent, and 9-Valent HPV Vaccines

ACIP Evaluates 2-Dose Bivalent, Quadrivalent, and 9-Valent HPV Vaccines

The ACIP discussed latest data from bivalent, quadrivalent, and 9-valent HPV vaccine trials.

Planned Parenthood Exclusion Reduced Contraceptive Provision

Planned Parenthood Exclusion Reduced Contraceptive Provision

Exclusion in Texas linked to reduction in long-acting reversible, injectable contraceptives.

CDC Issues New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women, Sex Partners

CDC Issues New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women, Sex Partners

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas.

Geographic Factors May Influence HPV Vaccine Initiation in Teen Girls

Geographic Factors May Influence HPV Vaccine Initiation in Teen Girls

Higher initiation among girls in high- vs. low-poverty areas, communities with mainly Hispanic, mixed race.

Not All Primary Care Physicians Strongly Recommend HPV Vaccine

Not All Primary Care Physicians Strongly Recommend HPV Vaccine

About 60 percent of pediatricians, family doctors recommend vaccine for 11- to 12-year-old girls.

Increase in Tax for Alcohol Linked to Reduction in Gonorrhea Rates

Increase in Tax for Alcohol Linked to Reduction in Gonorrhea Rates

In Maryland, 24% reduction in gonorrhea rates after alcohol-specific sales tax increase.

FDA Officials Expand Gardasil 9 HPV Vaccine Approval

FDA Officials Expand Gardasil 9 HPV Vaccine Approval

Age indication is now young men aged 16-26 in addition to previously approved 9-15 year olds.

Prescription Drug Abuse Linked With Risky Sexual Behaviors

Prescription Drug Abuse Linked With Risky Sexual Behaviors

Those taking these drugs with no prescription more likely to have multiple partners, forgo condom use.

What is the Role of Stress in Reactivating HSV?

What is the Role of Stress in Reactivating HSV?

If the JNK pathway is crucial for viral reactivation in humans, then it could be possible to develop treatments for the diseases that are linked to HSV, as well as its closely-related viruses.

CDC: Rates of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Up Over Previous Year

CDC: Rates of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Up Over Previous Year

Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say.

CDC: Gonorrhea Resistance to Cefixime Increases in 2014

CDC: Gonorrhea Resistance to Cefixime Increases in 2014

While other effective treatments remain available, the resistance is a concern.

CDC: Many Young Girls Not Getting HPV Vaccination

CDC: Many Young Girls Not Getting HPV Vaccination

Need to increase delivery of the vaccine at the recommended ages of 11 or 12 years.

Study: HPV Vaccination Rate Among Boys Remains Low

Study: HPV Vaccination Rate Among Boys Remains Low

In 2013, HPV vaccination coverage with one or more doses was 34.6%, while series completion (3 doses) was 13.9%.

Cervarix Vaccine May Prevent HPV in One Dose

Cervarix Vaccine May Prevent HPV in One Dose

Two studies have found that a single-dose vaccine for HPV may be just as effective as two- or three-dose counterparts.

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