Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Many US physicians recommended primary HPV testing for women of all ages, contrary to guidelines which limit this screening approach to women ≥25 years old.
The incidence of HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma has increased in men dramatically and that increase is projected to continue until 2060.
Secnidazole is a 5-nitroimidazole with demonstrated in vitro antimicrobial activity against many anaerobic Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterial species, while sparing Lactobacillus species.
Vaginal microbiota dominated by L iners has been shown to exhibit rapid change in composition in and out of community states similar to bacterial vaginosis.
Varying risk perception, partner discordance in condom preference, and intermittent or partner-specific condom use make accurate assessment of condom use difficult.
The aim of this study was to identify and characterize PrEP patients who remain at high risk for HIV as demonstrated by STI diagnosis after starting PrEP.
In 2004, syphilis screening guidelines were changed to recommend rapid plasma regain testing every 3 to 6 months.
A new research letter claims that 27 viruses can be found in human semen.
About 6 in 10 sexually active single men in the United States are taking responsibility for birth control.
The number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in the United States exceeded 2 million in 2016.
Women with a mental disorder, specifically characteristics of antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder, are more sexually active than their male counterparts.
Vulvovaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginitis, and trichomoniasis are causes of vaginitis and cause significant amount of discomfort for women.
From 2009-2010 to 2013-2014, there was a decrease in the prevalence of vaccine-type human papillomavirus among unvaccinated young women, which suggests they are beginning to benefit from herd immunity.
About 60% of teens in the US received 1 or more HPV vaccines in 2016, but did not complete the series.
A promising new treatment has been identified in the fight against multidrug-resistant gonorrhea.
While Mycoplasma genitalium is emerging as one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted infections, and is often underrecognized and treated with ineffective antibiotics.
Patients with HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma have higher 5-year overall survival rates after surgery.
A rare case of secondary syphilis which primarily presented with multiple nodules on the scalp has been detailed in a case report.
People who had been vaccinated with the MeNZB vaccine were less likely to have gonorrhea than people who weren't vaccinated.
Recent cervical cancer screening guideline changes in Canada were associated with reduced chlamydia testing and reported new cases of chlamydia in women.
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.
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