Existence, Distribution, and Characteristics of STD Clinics in the United States, 2017.

CONCLUSIONS: This list may aid in more comprehensive national studies of clinic services, STD clinic adaptation to external policy changes (eg, in public financing or patient access policy), and long-term clinic survival, with special attention to clinic coverage in rural areas. PMID: 31112071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including Neisseria gonorrhea and Chlamydia trachomatis, have been at the forefront of public health and world health initiatives because of increasing prevalence, antimicrobial resistance trends, and immense economic health care burdens. Current STI laboratory-based testing impedes timely and accurate treatment in urgent care clinics (UCCs) and emergent care settings; the typical 3- to 5-day turnaround for testing results is not efficient in these settings.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
In this study, 95.3% of the patients were married and 96.7% had only one sexual partner in the mean time. The rate of detection of pathogens were statistically higher in women who have had two or more pregnancies (p
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
(Yale School of Public Health) Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that rates of two sexually transmitted infections (STIs), gonorrhea and chlamydia, are 15% and 10% higher, respectively, in Texas counties with high shale drilling activity ( " fracking " ), compared to counties without any fracking.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
We examined this link using nationally representative data. METHODS: We used data on adolescents and adults aged 15-44 who reported sexual activity in the past year from 6 years (September 2011-September 2017) of cross-sectional, weighted public-use data from the National Survey of Family Growth. We compared data on persons who did and did not report food insecurity, accounting for demographic characteristics, markers of poverty, and past-year STI risk indicators (ie, engaged in 1 of 4 high-risk activities or diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea). RESULTS: Respondents who reported at least 1 past-year STI risk ind...
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
This study described retesting and reinfection rates in regions of New Zealand with higher-than-average population rates of chlamydia. Methods This retrospective cohort study analyzed chlamydia and gonorrhea testing data from 2 laboratories providing community testing services for 4 higher-rate regions in the North Island of New Zealand. Three years of data were obtained (2015–2017) to include a minimum of 6-month follow-up for all individuals. Retesting and reinfection rates between 6 weeks and 6 months of a positive result were calculated, and time to retesting was plotted using Kaplan-Meier curves. Logistic reg...
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions More than 80% of chlamydia and gonorrhea infections would have been missed with urine-only screening, highlighting the importance in using NAATs to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea infections among men who have sex with men.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions According to the results obtained, both tests could be used for the detection of LGV in rectal samples.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
In this study, we determined and examined the association between 2 recently developed county-level SCIs (ie, Penn State Social Capital Index [PSSCI] vs United States Congress Social Capital Index [USCSCI]) and the 3 most commonly reported bacterial STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis) using spatial and nonspatial regression techniques. Methods We assembled and analyzed multiyear (2012–2016) cross-sectional data on STIs and 2 SCIs (PSSCI vs USCSCI) on counties in all 48 contiguous states. We explored 2 nonspatial regression models (univariate and multiple generalized linear models) and 3 spatial regression mo...
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
This study evaluated associations between BV-associated vaginal microbiota and STIs (Chlamydia trachomatis,Mycoplasma genitalium,Trichomonas vaginalis, andNeisseria gonorrhoeae) in a population of women with low risk for STIs and investigated STI outcomes depending on the dominatingLactobacillus species. Repository cervicovaginal samples collected from reproductive-age women from January 2014 to February 2019 were characterized for vaginal microbiota types and the STIs using multiplex real-time PCR assays. In total, 95 STI-positive and 91 STI-negative samples were included. A significant, age-independent association betwee...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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