There is a high burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among individuals who initiate or persistently use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released recommendations for providing quality clinical services for sexually transmitted diseases.
More than half of bimanual exams, >70 percent of Pap tests in women aged 15 to 20 years unnecessary
Data on the composition and structure of the vaginal microbiome in women with genital Chlamydia trachomatis published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases revealed that Lactobacillus iners- dominated communities were most common post-treatment.
Patients treated at a sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic for pharyngeal gonococcal infections had a low test of cure rate.
For infections with Mycoplasma genitalium, resistance-guided therapy using doxycycline followed by azithromycin or moxifloxacin led to high levels of microbiologic cure and low levels of de novo resistance, according to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. A total of 383 patients who attended Melbourne Sexual Health Centre in Australia between 2017 and 2018 with sexually…
Crowd diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is common online.
The prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium coinfection in women with chlamydial infection was low and no patient characteristics predicted coinfection.
Most office-based physicians who provide STI services report not having on-site access to the recommended injectable medications for same-day treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis.
During 2017 to 2018, there were increases in the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis according to the CDC.
Although there is a limited understanding of Mycoplasma genitalium infection, it is associated with certain behaviors and subpopulations that could be targeted for infection control.
Among men who have sex with men, those with HIV were found to engage more often in sexual behaviors associated with syphilis than those without HIV.
Point-of-care availability and interventions targeted at clinician engagement may improve adherence to a new guideline for neonatal HSV management.
Investigators of this study sought to compare the efficacy of a community health nursing intervention vs standard of care to improve self-management of pelvic inflammatory disease.
Investigators used electronic medical record data and OSOM® Trichomonas Rapid Tests to assess the prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis among women attending New York City sexual health clinics in 2016.
Investigators found a decline in pediatric herpes zoster incidence and a significantly lower incidence among vaccinated children.
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to binx io for a molecular point-of-care diagnostic testing platform for detecting chlamydia and gonorrhea in approximately 30 minutes.
A 2-dose course of recombinant zoster vaccine decreased the incidence of herpes zoster in adults who had undergone recent autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Researchers at the National Institute for Health Research Imperial Clinical Research Facility at Hammersmith Hospital in London have demonstrated immunogenic responses in the first human phase 1 trial of a novel vaccine for the prevention of C trachomatis infection.
Emerging evidence suggests that Ureaplasma spp, specifically Ureaplasma urealyticum but not Ureaplasma parvum, may play a causal role in the development of nongonococcal urethritis and infertility in men.