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Zoliflodacin: Promising New Treatment for Urogenital Gonorrhea

Zoliflodacin: Promising New Treatment for Urogenital Gonorrhea

Zoliflodacin was effective in treating gonococcal urogenital and rectal infections, but less effective in the treatment of pharyngeal gonorrhea.

High Sensitivity, Specificity for Chlamydia Point-of-Care Test

High Sensitivity, Specificity for Chlamydia Point-of-Care Test

Polymerase chain reaction test has high sensitivity and specificity for vaginal swab samples.

NYC Sexual Health Clinics See Rise in Anorectal Lymphogranuloma Venereum

NYC Sexual Health Clinics See Rise in Anorectal Lymphogranuloma Venereum

A rise in anorectal lymphogranuloma venereum, caused by Chlamydia trachomatis invasive serovars, observed from 2012-2015 in NYC sexual health clinics.

Gepotidacin Shows Potential in Treating Resistant Neisseria Gonorrhoeae

Gepotidacin Shows Potential in Treating Resistant Neisseria Gonorrhoeae

Gepotidacin, a novel triazaacenaphthelene bacterial type II topoisomerase inhibitor shows potential in treating resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Reverse Screening Vs Traditional Screening Algorithm for Syphilis

Reverse Screening Vs Traditional Screening Algorithm for Syphilis

The reverse screening algorithm identified more patients with syphilis than the traditional screening algorithm, but also showed more false positives.

Fewer Parents Have Sexuality, Gender Concerns About HPV Shot

Fewer Parents Have Sexuality, Gender Concerns About HPV Shot

Parents' concerns about sexuality and gender as reasons for lack of HPV vaccine initiation in their children decreased substantially from 2010 to 2016.

Seven-Day Metronidazole Better for Trichomoniasis Tx in Women

Seven-Day Metronidazole Better for Trichomoniasis Tx in Women

A seven-day dose of metronidazole is associated with a reduced likelihood of being Trichomonas vaginalis-positive at test-of-cure compared with single-dose treatment.

CDC: Some Sexual Minorities Have Higher Sexual Risk Behaviors

CDC: Some Sexual Minorities Have Higher Sexual Risk Behaviors

Bisexual females, 'not sure' males have higher prevalence of many sexual risk behaviors

CDC Syphilis Summit: Issues in Diagnosis and Management

CDC Syphilis Summit: Issues in Diagnosis and Management

Despite more than a century of clinical experience diagnosing and managing patients with syphilis, many clinical questions remain unanswered and are explored in a review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Syphilis Summit.

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.

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