Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Latest News

CDC: Some Sexual Minorities Have Higher Sexual Risk Behaviors

CDC: Some Sexual Minorities Have Higher Sexual Risk Behaviors

Bisexual females, 'not sure' males have higher prevalence of many sexual risk behaviors

CDC Syphilis Summit: Issues in Diagnosis and Management

CDC Syphilis Summit: Issues in Diagnosis and Management

Despite more than a century of clinical experience diagnosing and managing patients with syphilis, many clinical questions remain unanswered and are explored in a review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Syphilis Summit.

CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in the United States

CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in the United States

Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017.

Oral High-Risk HPV Prevalence Appears to Be Low in England

Oral High-Risk HPV Prevalence Appears to Be Low in England

The prevalence of oral high-risk HPV infection in adult men and women is low in England.

Catch-Up HPV Vaccination Only Effective for Certain Ages

Catch-Up HPV Vaccination Only Effective for Certain Ages

Catch-up quadrivalent HPV vaccination with 3 doses was effective against the risk for CIN2+ and CIN3+ in girls and women age 14-20 at time of first vaccine dose but not for women age 21 and older at first dose.

Increased Human Herpes Virus Levels Noted in Alzheimer Disease Brains

Increased Human Herpes Virus Levels Noted in Alzheimer Disease Brains

Subjects with Alzheimer's disease have increased levels of two strains of human herpesvirus.

Point-of-Care Molecular Test Effectively Detects Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

Point-of-Care Molecular Test Effectively Detects Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

A new point-of-care molecular test for CT and NG has the same accuracy as conventional nucleic acid amplification tests in certain settings.

Addressing Parents' HPV Vaccine Hesitancy Ups Vaccination Rates

Addressing Parents' HPV Vaccine Hesitancy Ups Vaccination Rates

Providers engaging parents hesitant about human papillomavirus vaccination and addressing their concerns can lead to same-day vaccinations.

CDC Report on Recommendation Adherence in Uncomplicated Gonorrhea Treatment

CDC Report on Recommendation Adherence in Uncomplicated Gonorrhea Treatment

Improving provider adherence to treatment recommendations for antibiotic use across the full spectrum of healthcare settings is an integral part of a comprehensive approach to combating the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant gonorrhea.

HSV-1 and HSV-2 Seroprevalence Among Pregnant Women in the United States

HSV-1 and HSV-2 Seroprevalence Among Pregnant Women in the United States

Further investigation into new strategies to prevent herpes simplex virus (HSV) acquisition in pregnant women and to prevent HSV transmission from mother to neonate are warranted.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters