Sexually Transmitted Disease

CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in the United States

CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in the United States

Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017.

Behavioral Intervention Reduces HIV Transmission Risk in Young Transgender Women

Behavioral Intervention Reduces HIV Transmission Risk in Young Transgender Women

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A group-based behavioral intervention reduced the sexual risk for HIV infection and transmission by nearly 40% in young transgender women.

Adolescent Sexual Behaviors Unaffected by HPV Legislation

Adolescent Sexual Behaviors Unaffected by HPV Legislation

Implementation of state legislation relating to HPV vaccination is not associated with changes in adolescent sexual behaviors.

Sensitivity and Specificity of 7 Treponemal Tests for Syphilis Diagnosis

Sensitivity and Specificity of 7 Treponemal Tests for Syphilis Diagnosis

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Treponema pallidum particle agglutination assay is a better test to adjudicate syphilis results given its high specificity and superior sensitivity.

Inadvertent Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Exposure Not Associated With Spontaneous Abortion Risk

Inadvertent Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Exposure Not Associated With Spontaneous Abortion Risk

The quadrivalent HPV vaccine is not associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion when inadvertently given before or during pregnancy.

Older Adults Increasingly Have HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancers

Older Adults Increasingly Have HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancers

Human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancers are increasing among older adults.

Good Evidence That HPV Vaccines Protect Against Cervical Precancer

Good Evidence That HPV Vaccines Protect Against Cervical Precancer

High-certainty evidence that HPV vaccination may provide protection in adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 26 years.

CDC: Many Adults Not Receiving Sexual Risk Assessments

CDC: Many Adults Not Receiving Sexual Risk Assessments

Less than half of women and a quarter of men with recent sexual activity receive sexual risk assessment.

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