Nurx adds STI testing to its mail-order product suite

The startup launched three new test kits, which will test for conditions such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.  
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HIGHLIGHTS Adolescents and young adults are particularly susceptible to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have been rapidly increasing among young people in recent years. Young people face multiple roadblocks to obtaining high-quality sexual health inform ation and STI care that can help them avoid STIs or mitigate the effects of an infection. Advocates and policymakers addressing STIs among young people should support the needs of those most vulnerable to STIs through high-quality sex education programs, access to clinical care, preventive technolo gies and vaccines,...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
ConclusionIn this analysis, we observed that 14% of SIV adults had LTBI, 27% of SIVH had at least one intestinal parasite, and about half of SIV children had EBLL. Most adults were susceptible to HBV. In general, prevalence of infection was higher for most conditions among Afghan SIVH compared to Iraqi SIVH. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Guidelines for the US Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees can assist state public health departments and clinicians in the care of SIVH during the domestic medical examination. Future analyses can explore other aspects of health among resettled SI...
Source: PLoS Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Syphilis;   Chlamydia;   Gonorrhea;   Sexually Transmitted Diseases Intervention:   Drug: PrEP Sponsor:   New York University Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
DiscussionOutcomes of this study will inform policy makers, national and international programme coordinators, public health and clinical experts, and civil society organisations involved in STI prevention and control in EU/EEA countries and elsewhere. The review will provide a direction for future researchers and programmers seeking to improve STI testing services among key populations at high risk for STIs.Systematic review registrationIn accordance with guidelines outlined in the PRISMA-P methodology, this protocol was registered with the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO) on 30 January 2019:CRD42019118261.
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Smittsomme sykdommer blant pasienter ved Helsesenter for papirløse migranter i Oslo. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2020 Mar 17;140(4): Authors: Austad RH, Sandbakken E, Sandrib H, Aavitsland P, Bruun JN, Eick F, Lie AK Abstract BACKGROUND: Undocumented migrants probably fall outside the scope of public infectious disease control schemes. The article aims to describe the extent of undetected highly hazardous communicable diseases among patients at the Health Centre for Undocumented Migrants in Oslo. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We reviewed the records of all patients who attended the Health Centre for th...
Source: Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen Source Type: research
Conclusions Associations between shale drilling and chlamydia and gonorrhea in Texas may reflect increased risk in areas with higher drilling activity and a greater number of major metropolitan areas. Interstate differences highlight the need for local epidemiology to prioritize community health policies.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions Wide spatial inequalities in STI notification rates were observed, which were predominantly concentrated in the 2 metropolitan areas of the country. Our findings can help guide more targeted interventions to reduce STIs incidence.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The adaptation of the screening methodology performed in a clinical setting to the proximity context has shown to be an innovative response in Portugal, especially in sentinel populations. PMID: 32130095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
We described the frequency of disease overlaps; for example, 34.7% of clients with a syphilis record had a gonorrhea record. We quantified known overlaps, finding 1274 clients had gonorrhea, infectious syphilis, and HIV/AIDS records, and potentially emerging overlaps, finding 59 clients had HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and iGAS records. IMPLICATIONS: Our novel person-based integrated surveillance dataset represents a platform for ongoing in-depth assessment of disease overlaps such as the relative timing of disease records. It enables a more client-focused approach, is a step towards improved characterization of syndemics i...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Can J Public Health 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
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