Congenital syphilis up from 362 cases in 2013 to 918 in 2017, with 46.17 percent increase since 2016.
The cobas CT/NG v2.0 test for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae performed well when tested for sensitivity and specificity.
Decreases in cervical cancer, vaginal SCC from 1999 to 2015; increases in oropharyngeal, anal, vulvar SCC.
World Health Organization (WHO) reports treating gonorrhea is "much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat" due to antibiotic resistance.
Exposure to the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine during pregnancy shows no increased risk of major adverse pregnancy outcomes.
After a 30-minute educational session with high school seniors, basic knowledge of human papillomavirus and the benefits of HPV vaccination significantly increased.
Belief that treatments prevent HIV has increased condomless anal sex in both HIV positive men and men who had not tested HIV positive.
USPSTF recommends against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection in asymptomatic adolescents and adults.
Researchers found that the 3-dose regimen was as effective as treatment with daily pills.
Injections as effective as other contraceptives, but side effects prompted early halt of trial.
CDC recommends that only two does of HPV vaccine is needed for children 14 and younger, however, still recommend three doses for 15- to 26-year-olds.
Primary and secondary syphilis cases had the largest increase between 2014 and 2015.
Vaccine-type HPV decreased >90% in vaccinated women and >30% in unvaccinated women, indicating herd protection.
Social media helps in the promotion of sexual health.
New guidelines call for doxycycline, ceftriaxone, or azithromycin when benzathine or procaine penicillin aren't available.
ART effective in resolving amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-type symptoms in patient with HIV.
Health care workers need to implement strategies to reduce unmet ancillary healthcare needs in MSM living with HIV.
CDC's recommended dual therapy of ceftriaxone and azithromycin for gonorrhea treatment at risk of failing.
Pain caused by HZ has a large impact on quality of life.
The association appeared to be independent from other risk factors for HPV infection, and researchers did not note any association between HPV prevalence and any other feminine hygiene product.
Race/ethnicity, attitudes about HPV vaccine linked to odds of agreeing with school-entry HPV requirements.
The researchers focused on cases that occurred before the 2003 implementation of the National Chlamydia Screening Program.
Sexual transmission is an important route of transmission, health officials said, noting that in New York City a report of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection is the first documented case of sexual transmission of Zika from a woman to her sex partner.
Signs of emerging resistance to azithromycin suggests that this drug will be next in the long line of antibiotics to which gonorrhea bacteria have become resistant - a list that includes penicillin, tetracycline, and fluoroquinolones.
Of the 1,103 patients tested, 40% were treated with antibiotics for gonorrhea and/or chlamydia; of those treated, 76.6% ultimately tested negative for having the STD.
Grade A recommendation for screening in non-pregnant persons at increased risk of infection.
Efficacy decreased from 68.7% to 4.2%.
College-aged students may benefit from continued education regarding the spread of HPV, especially oral transmission.
Further studies are planned to determine whether cervical inflammatory markers are associated with stress.
A handful of studies indicate that older people with active herpes virus may be more likely to develop Alzheimer's.
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