Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

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Passage of the 2017 budget, along with congressional approval of the AHCA, leaves large holes in the funding of the proposed national approach to infectious disease control.

Preventing HIV/STIs by Addressing Mental Health Issues in Black Adolescents

Preventing HIV/STIs by Addressing Mental Health Issues in Black Adolescents

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Psycho-education and skills building may mitigate the psychopathology that contributes to HIV/STI risk in black adolescents.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

HIV Positive MSM Receiving ART at Higher Risk for Syphilis

HIV Positive MSM Receiving ART at Higher Risk for Syphilis

Highly active antiretroviral therapy may boost susceptibility to the bacterium that causes syphilis.

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.

HPV16 DNA Reliable in Diagnosing HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer

HPV16 DNA Reliable in Diagnosing HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer

HPV16 DNA detected in fine-needle aspirations from neck masses is a reliable indicator for diagnosis of an HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.

Mouthwash May Help to Control Pharyngeal Gonorrhea

Mouthwash May Help to Control Pharyngeal Gonorrhea

In a recent study, Listerine mouthwash significantly reduced the amount of pharyngeal gonorrhea.

Pubic Hair Grooming Increases Risk of Contracting STIs

Pubic Hair Grooming Increases Risk of Contracting STIs

Frequent groomers of pubic hair are 3 to 4 times more likely to contract a STIs.

Poor Sensitivity of HPV Type 16/18 in Abnormal Cytology

Poor Sensitivity of HPV Type 16/18 in Abnormal Cytology

HPV 16/18 testing to triage women is poorly sensitive in minor abnormal cytology.

Less Frequent Cervical Cancer Screening May Be Okay After HPV Vaccine

Less Frequent Cervical Cancer Screening May Be Okay After HPV Vaccine

Reduced testing could also reduce the number of false positives that women receive.

Cervical Cancer, CIN3+ Screening After 5 Years in HPV-Negative Women

Cervical Cancer, CIN3+ Screening After 5 Years in HPV-Negative Women

Cumulative incidence of cervical cancer and CIN3+ were low in both intervention and control groups.

Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts Updated STI Guidelines

Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts Updated STI Guidelines

WHO releases new treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis

Rapid Diagnostic Tests For Syphilis, Yaws, Less Sensitive With Lower Antibody Titers

Rapid Diagnostic Tests For Syphilis, Yaws, Less Sensitive With Lower Antibody Titers

They noted that in both components, those patients with higher titer rapid plasma reagins had better sensitivities compared with those with lower-titer group.

USPSTF Recommends Against Routine Screening for Genital Herpes

USPSTF Recommends Against Routine Screening for Genital Herpes

Grade D recommendation against routine screening for asymptomatic adolescents and adults.

Vaccine Against Chlamydia Effective in Reducing Bacteria

Vaccine Against Chlamydia Effective in Reducing Bacteria

Bacteria's ability to spread within cells was halted, researcher says.

American Cancer Society Endorses CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines

American Cancer Society Endorses CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines

Boys and girls should start series at age 11 or 12 to protect against human papillomavirus.

Approval of First HPV Diagnostic Test for Use With SurePath Preservative Fluid

Approval of First HPV Diagnostic Test for Use With SurePath Preservative Fluid

For cervical cells obtained for Pap test, collected in SurePath Preservative Fluid.

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