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Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: External Reviewers Source Type: research
Conclusions Given high rates of positive Trichomonas tests and increased detection with nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs), all pregnant women should be retested with NAATs approximately 3 weeks posttreatment. Further studies are needed to determine the most effective treatment of Trichomonas infection in pregnant women.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions Screening for and treatment of trichomoniasis in HIV-positive patients, and retesting and retreatment for trichomoniasis in the general population appear to be suboptimal. Continuing education for providers is needed for this common but “neglected” STI.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions Among heterosexual African Americans with MG infection, about 60% had strains with MRMs and 11% had strains with both MRMs and qRMs, highlighting the potential for MG treatment failure to not only macrolides, but also quinolones. These findings may help to guide clinicians in MG testing and treatment decisions in the United States.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions Self-reported rates of STI screening were close to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended overall annual screening frequency, but with gaps defined by demographics and behavioral risk. Targeted screening efforts may be indicated specifically for younger MSM and those with multiple partners.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions Obese women had a nearly 20% lower risk of BV compared with women with normal BMI. Potential mechanisms for this effect, including possible effects of diet, obesity-associated changes in the gut microbiome, and systemic estrogen levels, should be explored.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions Adults now rarely die from syphilis. Increases in infections in the late 1980s did not lead to an increase in adult syphilis deaths. Congenital syphilis deaths still increase when syphilis increases among women.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Background Early diagnosis of Treponema pallidum infection is helpful for disease management, and conventional PCR is suitable for lesion swabs of patients with probable early syphilis. We thus tested nested and real-time PCR (NR-PCR) in various biosamples from syphilitic patients. Methods Samples were collected from syphilis patients before treatment. Specific primer sequences targeting the T. pallidum gene polA were designed for NR-PCR. Results Across syphilis types, most samples assayed with NR-PCR returned a positive result, including earlobe blood (92.0%), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) (90.2%), lesion swabs (74.3%...
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions Gonococcal conjunctivitis was relatively uncommon in our region, but given its potential for severe manifestations and sequelae coupled with the rising rates of gonorrhea; it remains important to consider this diagnosis in sexually active individuals presenting with purulent conjunctivitis. Additional studies are needed to inform treatment recommendations and to evaluate outcomes of infection.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions Repeat chlamydial infections were common, especially among young black women. The true number is likely higher because surveillance data only count infections that were detected and reported. Comprehensive prevention strategies are needed to address high rates of repeat chlamydial infections among women.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
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