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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.

Findings Support Nonavalent HPV Vaccine Use in Women With HIV

Findings Support Nonavalent HPV Vaccine Use in Women With HIV

The HR-HPV types covered by the nonavalent HPV vaccine had similar clearance rates to HR-HPV types not included, and women infected with multiple anogenital HR-HPV types had lower rates of clearance than women infected with only 1 type.

Doxycycline Post-Exposure Prophylaxis May Prevent STIs in High-Risk MSM

Doxycycline Post-Exposure Prophylaxis May Prevent STIs in High-Risk MSM

In the future, doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis might become an effective addition to a combined intervention approach to reduce the high rate of STIs in PrEP users.

HPV Vaccination: Should Adolescents Be Allowed to Give Consent?

HPV Vaccination: Should Adolescents Be Allowed to Give Consent?

Adolescent consent may help minimize delays in vaccination and reduce the overall incidence of cervical, oropharyngeal, and anal cancers.

Trichomonas vaginalis Infection Rates Disproportionately High in African Americans

Trichomonas vaginalis Infection Rates Disproportionately High in African Americans

There were positive associations for TV infection prevalence with female sex, black race, older age, being below the poverty level, and having 2 or more sexual partners.

Improving HPV Vaccination Rates via Bundled Intervention

Improving HPV Vaccination Rates via Bundled Intervention

A bundled intervention including communication skills training and performance feedback may improve human papillomavirus vaccination.

HPV Vaccine Completion Rates in Adolescents Improve With Physician Communication

HPV Vaccine Completion Rates in Adolescents Improve With Physician Communication

For adolescents, a health care professional HPV vaccine communication intervention is associated with improved HPV vaccine series initiation and completion.

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