Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Survivors of anal cancer have an elevated risk of HPV-related second primary malignancies.
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.
Expedited partner therapy associated with lower rates of sexually transmitted infections.
Long-term heavy nitrite inhalant use is associated with elevated risk of some virus-associated cancers.
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.
Psycho-education and skills building may mitigate the psychopathology that contributes to HIV/STI risk in black adolescents.
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.
Self-persuasion method facilitates HPV vaccination better than external persuasion in low literacy, safety-net settings.
HPV vaccine has the potential to reverse the epidemic and prevent thousands of cancers in the United States each year.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology issued new recommendations based on 4 levels of resource settings on human papillomavirus vaccination for cervical cancer prevention.
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.
After a 30-minute educational session with high school seniors, basic knowledge of human papillomavirus and the benefits of HPV vaccination significantly increased.
Sexually active teens reported to not to seek out STD services due to confidentiality issues.
Distant metastases rates are up in patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer, who actively smoke or have T4 tumors.
HPV vaccines do not increase the risk for autoimmune diseases and may have a protective effect against central demyelination, multiple sclerosis, and autoimmune thyroiditis.
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.
Prevalence of HPV infection increases in women with systemic lupus erythematosus, according to a 3-year follow-up study.
Given the potential of asymptomatic infection to lead to PID, clinicians should follow chlamydia/gonorrhea screening recommendations to decrease the incidence of PID.
Highly active antiretroviral therapy may boost susceptibility to the bacterium that causes syphilis.
Overall genital HPV infection prevalence widespread among all age groups of men, and the HPV vaccination coverage is low.
Selling chlamydia test kits at pharmacies and mailing specimens for processing is feasible.
Conversations about HPV vaccination on social media can aid health organizations in having a significant impact on vaccine uptake.
HPV16 DNA detected in fine-needle aspirations from neck masses is a reliable indicator for diagnosis of an HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.
In a recent study, Listerine mouthwash significantly reduced the amount of pharyngeal gonorrhea.
Frequent groomers of pubic hair are 3 to 4 times more likely to contract a STIs.
HPV 16/18 testing to triage women is poorly sensitive in minor abnormal cytology.
Reduced testing could also reduce the number of false positives that women receive.
Cumulative incidence of cervical cancer and CIN3+ were low in both intervention and control groups.
WHO releases new treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis
They noted that in both components, those patients with higher titer rapid plasma reagins had better sensitivities compared with those with lower-titer group.
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