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Mycoplasma genitalium: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

Mycoplasma genitalium: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

While Mycoplasma genitalium is emerging as one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted infections, and is often underrecognized and treated with ineffective antibiotics.

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Oral HPV Prevalence Higher in Men With Concurrent Genital HPV

Oral HPV Prevalence Higher in Men With Concurrent Genital HPV

The incidence of HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma has increased in men dramatically and that increase is projected to continue until 2060.

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Effect on Condom Use, STI Acquisition

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Effect on Condom Use, STI Acquisition

Varying risk perception, partner discordance in condom preference, and intermittent or partner-specific condom use make accurate assessment of condom use difficult.

Breadth of Viruses Detectable in Semen Examined

Breadth of Viruses Detectable in Semen Examined

A new research letter claims that 27 viruses can be found in human semen.

CDC Reports Condom Use Up in US Single Men

CDC Reports Condom Use Up in US Single Men

About 6 in 10 sexually active single men in the United States are taking responsibility for birth control.

CDC: Cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis Exceed 2 Million

CDC: Cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis Exceed 2 Million

The number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in the United States exceeded 2 million in 2016.

New Single-Assay Test for Vaginitis Accurate as Traditional Tests

New Single-Assay Test for Vaginitis Accurate as Traditional Tests

Vulvovaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginitis, and trichomoniasis are causes of vaginitis and cause significant amount of discomfort for women.

Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Low in Unvaccinated Women

Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Low in Unvaccinated Women

From 2009-2010 to 2013-2014, there was a decrease in the prevalence of vaccine-type human papillomavirus among unvaccinated young women, which suggests they are beginning to benefit from herd immunity.

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rate Improves in Teens

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rate Improves in Teens

About 60% of teens in the US received 1 or more HPV vaccines in 2016, but did not complete the series.

Closthioamide Inhibits Growth of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Closthioamide Inhibits Growth of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea

A promising new treatment has been identified in the fight against multidrug-resistant gonorrhea.

Surgery Improves HPV Related Oropharyngeal SCC Survival Rate

Surgery Improves HPV Related Oropharyngeal SCC Survival Rate

Patients with HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma have higher 5-year overall survival rates after surgery.

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