Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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.
For patients with HPV-associated cancers, there are large disparities in survival based on sex, race, and age.
Successive negative HPV and cytology co-testing is linked decrease risks of cervical cancer.
Findings inform further refinement of cervical cancer screening algorithms for vaccinated populations.
Incidence of juvenile-onset respiratory papillomatosis declined with the introduction of a HPV vaccination program.
Many US physicians recommended primary HPV testing for women of all ages, contrary to guidelines which limit this screening approach to women ≥25 years old.
The incidence of HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma has increased in men dramatically and that increase is projected to continue until 2060.
Secnidazole is a 5-nitroimidazole with demonstrated in vitro antimicrobial activity against many anaerobic Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterial species, while sparing Lactobacillus species.
Vaginal microbiota dominated by L iners has been shown to exhibit rapid change in composition in and out of community states similar to bacterial vaginosis.
Rajesh T. Gandhi, MD, discusses management of coinfections, including HPV and sexually transmitted infections, in people with HIV.
Varying risk perception, partner discordance in condom preference, and intermittent or partner-specific condom use make accurate assessment of condom use difficult.
The aim of this study was to identify and characterize PrEP patients who remain at high risk for HIV as demonstrated by STI diagnosis after starting PrEP.
In 2004, syphilis screening guidelines were changed to recommend rapid plasma regain testing every 3 to 6 months.
A new research letter claims that 27 viruses can be found in human semen.
About 6 in 10 sexually active single men in the United States are taking responsibility for birth control.
The number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in the United States exceeded 2 million in 2016.
Women with a mental disorder, specifically characteristics of antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder, are more sexually active than their male counterparts.
Vulvovaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginitis, and trichomoniasis are causes of vaginitis and cause significant amount of discomfort for women.
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