Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Infections Spiked in 2016

Sexually Transmitted Infections Spiked in 2016

Syphilis rates increased by nearly 18%; most cases among men, especially gay, bisexual, MSM

Penile Anaerobes May Be HIV Risk Factor

Penile Anaerobes May Be HIV Risk Factor

Modifying the penile microbiome could potentially reduce HIV acquisition in both men and women.

Case: Secondary Syphilis Manifests on Scalp

Case: Secondary Syphilis Manifests on Scalp

Case report describes 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp

Expedited Partner Therapy Reduces Sexually Transmitted Infections

Expedited Partner Therapy Reduces Sexually Transmitted Infections

Many insurers don't cover medication costs for sexual partners, and some doctors are reluctant to treat patients without an exam due to liability concerns.

Genital HPV Prevalent in Men

Genital HPV Prevalent in Men

The lowest prevalence of HPV among men was 28.9% for those aged 18 to 22, which increased to 46.5% in men aged 23 to 27.

Pubic Hair Removal May Up Risk of STIs

Pubic Hair Removal May Up Risk of STIs

Extreme groomers had a quadrupled risk of contracting an STI, and high-frequency groomers had a 3.5-fold increased risk of STI.

Vaccine Might Prevent Spread of Herpes Simplex Virus 2

Vaccine Might Prevent Spread of Herpes Simplex Virus 2

Three-dose regimen seems as effective as daily pills, but more research needed.

CDC Reports Zika Transmission by Symptomless Sex Partner

CDC Reports Zika Transmission by Symptomless Sex Partner

Second report highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barr syndrome.

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Increasing

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Increasing

CDC statistics for 2013 to 2014 show troubling increase in resistant strains.

How Does Zika Infection Lead to Microcephaly?

How Does Zika Infection Lead to Microcephaly?

The pathogen appears to attack cells crucial to the developing fetal brain.

Zika Virus Can Be Sexually Transmitted

Zika Virus Can Be Sexually Transmitted

Men returning from a Zika-infected area should abstain from sex or use a condom.

How to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

How to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

After 3 reported cases of possible sexual transmission of Zika virus, the CDC has released interim guidelines to prevent sexual transmission.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Rates Still Low

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Rates Still Low

In the U.S., Virginia and Washington, D.C., are the only jurisdictions that require HPV vaccination.

STDs Guidelines Updated by CDC

STDs Guidelines Updated by CDC

New guidelines address issues that were not discussed in 2010 guidelines.

ACOG Urges Expedited Partner Therapy for Some STIs

ACOG Urges Expedited Partner Therapy for Some STIs

ACOG supports expedited partner therapy when patient's partners are unwilling or unable to seek medical care.

Poor Sexual Health Knowledge Common in Young Minority Men

Poor Sexual Health Knowledge Common in Young Minority Men

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Survey of minority men aged 18-25 showed that 57.2% indicated that they or their partner did not use birth control at their last sexual encounter.

Statins Improve Response to Hepatitis C Treatment

Statins Improve Response to Hepatitis C Treatment

Improved virologic response rates, decreased liver fibrosis progression, HCC incidence

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