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New Assay Targets Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin in Gonorrhea

New Assay Targets Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin in Gonorrhea

In an effort to combat extensive drug-resistance in gonorrhea, a new assay identifies patients who may still have a response to an older, less reliable therapy.

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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.

CDC: Nearly Half of US Adults Infected With HPV

CDC: Nearly Half of US Adults Infected With HPV

HPV vaccine has the potential to reverse the epidemic and prevent thousands of cancers in the United States each year.

New Guideline on HPV Vaccine for Cervical Cancer Prevention

New Guideline on HPV Vaccine for Cervical Cancer Prevention

The American Society of Clinical Oncology issued new recommendations based on 4 levels of resource settings on human papillomavirus vaccination for cervical cancer prevention.

Novel Vaccine Improves Shedding and Lesion Rates in HSV-2

Novel Vaccine Improves Shedding and Lesion Rates in HSV-2

A randomized trial shows that a candidate HSV-2 vaccine had a favorable safety profile and led to reduced shedding and lesion rates in human participants.

Educating High School Students Increases HPV Vaccination Rates

Educating High School Students Increases HPV Vaccination Rates

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.

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