Sexually Transmitted Diseases

HIV Risk Behaviors More Prominent in Women With Mental Disorders

HIV Risk Behaviors More Prominent in Women With Mental Disorders

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Women with a mental disorder, specifically characteristics of antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder, are more sexually active than their male counterparts.

New Single-Assay Test for Vaginitis Accurate as Traditional Tests

New Single-Assay Test for Vaginitis Accurate as Traditional Tests

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Vulvovaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginitis, and trichomoniasis are causes of vaginitis and cause significant amount of discomfort for women.

Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Low in Unvaccinated Women

Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Low in Unvaccinated 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.

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rate Improves in Teens

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rate Improves in Teens

About 60% of teens in the US received 1 or more HPV vaccines in 2016, but did not complete the series.

Closthioamide Inhibits Growth of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Closthioamide Inhibits Growth of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea

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A promising new treatment has been identified in the fight against multidrug-resistant gonorrhea.

<i>Mycoplasma genitalium</i>: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

Mycoplasma genitalium: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

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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.

Surgery Improves HPV Related Oropharyngeal SCC Survival Rate

Surgery Improves HPV Related Oropharyngeal SCC Survival Rate

Patients with HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma have higher 5-year overall survival rates after surgery.

Scalp Nodularity Associated With Secondary Syphilis

Scalp Nodularity Associated With Secondary Syphilis

A rare case of secondary syphilis which primarily presented with multiple nodules on the scalp has been detailed in a case report.

Meningococcal B Vaccine Protective Against Gonorrhea

Meningococcal B Vaccine Protective Against Gonorrhea

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People who had been vaccinated with the MeNZB vaccine were less likely to have gonorrhea than people who weren't vaccinated.

Increased Incidence of Chlamydia Due to Changes in Cancer Screening Guidelines

Increased Incidence of Chlamydia Due to Changes in Cancer Screening Guidelines

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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 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.

New Assay Targets Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin in Gonorrhea

New Assay Targets Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin in Gonorrhea

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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.

 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.

Risk of Virus-Associated Cancers in HIV-uninfected MSM With Nitrite Inhalants

Risk of Virus-Associated Cancers in HIV-uninfected MSM With Nitrite Inhalants

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Long-term heavy nitrite inhalant use is associated with elevated risk of some virus-associated cancers.

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.

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