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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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Optimizing HPV Vaccination Rates With Education

Optimizing HPV Vaccination Rates With Education

After a 30-minute educational session with high school seniors, basic knowledge of human papillomavirus and the benefits of HPV vaccination significantly increased.

Lower Use of STD Services in Young Adults Due to Confidentiality Issues

Lower Use of STD Services in Young Adults Due to Confidentiality Issues

Sexually active teens reported to not to seek out STD services due to confidentiality issues.

Predictors of Distant Metastases in HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer

Predictors of Distant Metastases in HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer

Distant metastases rates are up in patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer, who actively smoke or have T4 tumors.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Not Linked to Autoimmune Disease

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Not Linked to Autoimmune Disease

HPV vaccines do not increase the risk for autoimmune diseases and may have a protective effect against central demyelination, multiple sclerosis, and autoimmune thyroiditis.

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.

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