STDs on the Rise

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported the dramatic increase of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S.  In fact, for the fourth year in a row the numbers have continued to rise. Among the rise, specific sexually transmitted diseases include: gonorrhea has been diagnosed in 555,608 cases in preliminary 2017 data (an increase of 67%  from 2013) syphilis has been diagnosed in 30,644 cases (an increase of 76% from 2013) chlamydia was reported with more than 1.7 million cases in 2017 These three diseases can be treated with antibiotics but gonorrhea has become antibiotic resistant over the years with only one antibiotic remaining effective, ceftriaxone. Many cases go undiagnosed or untreated which can lead to even more cases, infertility, stillbirths, and an increase in HIV. Though a number of factors contribute to this increase of STDs , stigma can be a big factor. Sexual issues, especially sexual diseases, often carry the added issues of embarrassment, stigma, and privacy concerns. This is especially true in smaller towns and rural areas where social networks and fewer healthcare options can make confidentiality difficult. An NPR story highlights the difficulty public health officials face in Clackamas County Oregon. Libraries, especially public libraries, can start the conversation by providing information on social media, brochures, and web links. If available, collaborating with local health professionals and public health, a...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

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Conclusion and Recommendations: Consistent condom utilization among HIV clients on ART was low (55.8%). Place of residence and condom use initiation during sexual contact were significantly associated with consistent condom use. It is better to give more emphasis on health education and counseling service about consistent condom use for PLWHA who are on ART during follow-up especially for those who came from rural areas. PMID: 31007955 [PubMed]
Source: AIDS Research and Treatment - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: AIDS Res Treat Source Type: research
Authors: Ezeanya CC, Agbakoba NR, Enweani IB, Oguejiofor C Abstract Here, we aimed to investigate the predominance of cervicitis agents with minimal testing rates among asymptomatic students in a Tertiary Institution and its associated risk factors. Endocervical swabs were collected from randomly selected 133 female students (15-34 years of age) in Benin City, Nigeria and screened for six genital pathogens (Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis, M. genitalium, Ureaplasma urealyticum, U. parvum and Trichomonas vaginalis) using multiplex PCR. Out of the 133 subjects, 80 were positive for cervicitis with 46...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Syphilis is spreading into rural counties across the Midwest and West. Communities grappling with budget cuts and crumbling public health infrastructure lack experience in fighting the disease.Kaiser Health News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Condition:   Infectious Disease - Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (Diagnosis) Interventions:   Drug: Cefotaxime Injection;   Procedure: Rectal swab;   Drug: Cefotaxime/ceftriaxone Sponsor:   Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
For infertility patients, an IVF cycle can feel like a numbers game. How many follicles are developing well? How many oocytes are retrieved? How many will fertilize? And most important, how many embryos will be ready to transfer into the womb? Although many people say “it only takes one,” I have found that most people going through in vitro fertilization (IVF) are hoping for several. Why do people hope for several embryos? If it only takes one, why hope for more? For those struggling with infertility, safety in numbers may feel heartening. Some families hope to have more than one child, and welcome the chance t...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Fertility Infertility Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
This study examined whether sexual risk behaviors, a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Condition:   Infectious Disease - Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (Diagnosis) Interventions:   Drug: Cefotaxime Injection;   Procedure: Rectal swab;   Drug: Cefotaxime/ceftriaxone Sponsor:   Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Experts in Missouri and Iowa say syphilis is a growing problem in rural communities because the residents and doctors aren't used to dealing with the sexually transmitted disease.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Previously unreported factors significantly associated with STIs at the PDT among MSW in the adjusted analysis were meeting sexual partners at work and IDC. IDC during the PDT warrants further exploration. These results can inform tailored STI reduction interventions among shipboard personnel and similarly aged civilians undergoing similar transition/travel experiences. PMID: 31004170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country. In several studies, it's also linked to the nation's leading cause of death --...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
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