Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Optimizing HPV Vaccination Rates With Education

Optimizing HPV Vaccination Rates With Education

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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.

CDC Finds Most HPV-Related Cancers Are Preventable

CDC Finds Most HPV-Related Cancers Are Preventable

Researchers found that cervical cancer account for most HPV-associated cancers.

Increased Prevalence of HPV Noted in Men With Phimosis

Increased Prevalence of HPV Noted in Men With Phimosis

Increased prevalence of HPV and high-risk HPV types compared with asymptomatic men.

Lymphoplasmacytic Infiltrate Noted With Syphilis, HIV Co-Infection

Lymphoplasmacytic Infiltrate Noted With Syphilis, HIV Co-Infection

Skin biopsies show moderate to extensive infiltrate; quantity of treponemes linked to CD4 count.

Research Explores Immunotherapy for Genital Herpes

Research Explores Immunotherapy for Genital Herpes

These clinical findings represent a new approach to treatment, and may provide a new option for patients suffering from chronic, recurrent genital herpes.

Increase in Neisseria meningitidis in Ohio, Michigan Highlights Need for Awareness

Increase in Neisseria meningitidis in Ohio, Michigan Highlights Need for Awareness

The two clinics are part of the CDC's Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project, where urethral isolates from the first 25 men diagnosed with Ng are checked for antibiotic resistance.

Testing Errors, Reinfection Should be Considered When Performing Cure Test for Gonorrhea

Testing Errors, Reinfection Should be Considered When Performing Cure Test for Gonorrhea

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Evidence may suggest that universal test of cure may not be necessary for all patients.

Zika Virus Possibly Transmitted Through Oral Sex

Zika Virus Possibly Transmitted Through Oral Sex

New finding adds to growing evidence that sexual transmission of the virus more common than thought.

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