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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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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.

Meningococcal B Vaccine Protective Against Gonorrhea

Meningococcal B Vaccine Protective Against Gonorrhea

People who had been vaccinated with the MeNZB vaccine were less likely to have gonorrhea than people who weren't vaccinated.

Survivors of Anal Cancer Have Higher Risk of HPV-Related Second Cancers

Survivors of Anal Cancer Have Higher Risk of HPV-Related Second Cancers

Survivors of anal cancer have an elevated risk of HPV-related second primary malignancies.

Lack of Expedited Partner Therapy Associated With Increase STI Rates

Lack of Expedited Partner Therapy Associated With Increase STI Rates

Expedited partner therapy associated with lower rates of sexually transmitted infections.

Syphilis Rates Disproportionately High Among MSM in US

Syphilis Rates Disproportionately High Among MSM in US

Because MSM represent the majority of all primary and secondary syphilis cases, addressing the high rates of syphilis among MSM is essential to the success of syphilis prevention programs.

Adolescent HPV Vaccination Rates Improve With Parental Self-Persuasion

Adolescent HPV Vaccination Rates Improve With Parental Self-Persuasion

Self-persuasion method facilitates HPV vaccination better than external persuasion in low literacy, safety-net settings.

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