Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Bisexual females, 'not sure' males have higher prevalence of many sexual risk behaviors
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.
The prevalence of oral high-risk HPV infection in adult men and women is low in England.
Catch-up quadrivalent HPV vaccination with 3 doses was effective against the risk for CIN2+ and CIN3+ in girls and women age 14-20 at time of first vaccine dose but not for women age 21 and older at first dose.
New research found low and highly variable rates of HIV and syphilis screening among adolescents with pelvic inflammatory disease.
Subjects with Alzheimer's disease have increased levels of two strains of human herpesvirus.
Results - including the date you were checked and a list of what you were checked for - can be shared by users through text, e-mail or on dating profiles.
Providers engaging parents hesitant about human papillomavirus vaccination and addressing their concerns can lead to same-day vaccinations.
Improving provider adherence to treatment recommendations for antibiotic use across the full spectrum of healthcare settings is an integral part of a comprehensive approach to combating the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant gonorrhea.
The authors concluded, "There is high-certainty evidence that HPV vaccines protect against cervical precancer in adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 26," while also indicated that future studies should have long-term follow-up.
Further investigation into new strategies to prevent herpes simplex virus (HSV) acquisition in pregnant women and to prevent HSV transmission from mother to neonate are warranted.
Based on these data and the potential change in follow-up care, the HPV mRNA assay should not be used for a primary screening tool for cervical cancer.
The HR-HPV types covered by the nonavalent HPV vaccine had similar clearance rates to HR-HPV types not included, and women infected with multiple anogenital HR-HPV types had lower rates of clearance than women infected with only 1 type.
In the future, doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis might become an effective addition to a combined intervention approach to reduce the high rate of STIs in PrEP users.
Adolescent consent may help minimize delays in vaccination and reduce the overall incidence of cervical, oropharyngeal, and anal cancers.
There were positive associations for TV infection prevalence with female sex, black race, older age, being below the poverty level, and having 2 or more sexual partners.
A bundled intervention including communication skills training and performance feedback may improve human papillomavirus vaccination.
For adolescents, a health care professional HPV vaccine communication intervention is associated with improved HPV vaccine series initiation and completion.
Study confirms HPV16 as an important determinant of high-grade lesions and supports its place as a priority for anal cancer prevention.
Behavioral interventions that include sexual risk reduction combined with alcohol- and cannabis-focused elements are effective in reducing STI incidence among adolescents.
The increasing prevalence of macrolide resistance underscores the need for research focused on identifying a safe and effective treatment for Mycoplasma genitalium.
CDC publishes the latest estimates of HSV-1, HSV-2 prevalence in the United States.
Young, asymptomatic, high-risk women in the United States have high rates of prevalent, incident, and persistent M genitalium infections, supporting the need for clinical trials to assess the effect of M genitalium screening programs on female reproductive health outcomes.
A chlamydia infection that has been identified during pregnancy and treated does not appear to result in a substantial increase in the risk of preterm birth compared with the risk in women tested and shown to not have a chlamydia infection.
The USPSTF says there is considerable net benefit to screening for syphilis infection in pregnant women.
Study provides the first report of the detection rate for a T vaginalis nucleotide polymorphism associated with metronidazole resistance
Learn about drugs in the pipeline for treatment-resistant gonorrhea.
Although a positive impact on behavior change has been reported following the implementation of curriculum-based programs, there is a lack of clear evidence that school-based educational interventions directly prevent HIV/STIs.
The limitations of herd protection for vaccine-type HPV was examined in a recent study.
Study was the first to examine the geographical variation of seminal HPV prevalence, showing a relatively high prevalence in fertility clinic attendees when compared to the general population.
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