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WHO Officials Recommend Benzathine Penicillin For Syphilis Treatment Despite Drug Shortage

WHO Officials Recommend Benzathine Penicillin For Syphilis Treatment Despite Drug Shortage

New guidelines call for doxycycline, ceftriaxone, or azithromycin when benzathine or procaine penicillin aren't available.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Early Study Shows Great Potential for Genital Herpes Vaccine

Early Study Shows Great Potential for Genital Herpes Vaccine

The new trivalent vaccine targets 3 different parts of the virus, shutting down its ability to enter cells and to evade detection by the immune system.

Elevated Risk of HPV Infection in Women With SLE

Elevated Risk of HPV Infection in Women With SLE

Prevalence of HPV infection increases in women with systemic lupus erythematosus, according to a 3-year follow-up study.

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.

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