Zimbabwe: Country Runs Out of STI Drugs, Nac Top Official

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE has run out of sexually transmitted infections (STI) drugs at most health care centers.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Susannah Gibbs, S. Marie Harvey, Linh Bui, Lisa Oakley, Jeff Luck, Jangho YoonAbstractWe evaluated the effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion on receipt of preventive reproductive services for women in Oregon. First, we compared service receipt among continuing Medicaid enrollees pre- and post-ACA. We then compared receipt among new post-ACA Medicaid enrollees to receipt by continuing enrollees after ACA implementation. Using Medicaid enrollment and claims data, we identified well-woman visits, contraceptive counsel...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This page covers many topics in women's sexual health, from adolescence to postmenopause. Topics include adolescent sexual health, reproductive health, contraception, female sexual dysfunction, and sexually transmitted disease.
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news
Funding Opportunity PAR-20-054 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support hypothesis-generating research in transgender people with the objective of characterizing the biological and immunological impact of the interventions (hormones, drugs and surgical) used for gender reassignment and their impact on susceptibility to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI).
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - Category: Research Source Type: funding
In this study, we evaluated a novel multiplex real-time PCR melting curve assay method for the simultaneous detection of 9 STD pathogens, including Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma genitalium, Trichomonas vaginalis, Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Ureaplasma parvum, and herpes simplex virus.Methods: The analytical performance of the method, including its limit of detection (LOD), specificity, repeatability, and effect on different DNA extraction kits were evaluated. Additionally, we obtained 1,328 clinical specimens from 3 hospitals to detect the 9 STD pathogens using multiplex real-time...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In the context of a concerning increase in rates of syphilis and congenital syphilis in the United States, this Viewpoint discusses the importance of improving screening programs and diagnostics, and it argues for legislation, media coverage, and activism by patient advocacy groups and policy makers to remove the stigma of this resurgent sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Source: JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is a protozoan flagellate which usually dwells in the urogenital tract of humans. It is considered as a major cause of sexually transmitted disease (STD) (Satterwhite et al. 2013). TV is more prevalent than Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and syphilis altogether (World Health Organization, 2011). However, it is excluded from public health STD awareness programs and is considered a neglected parasitic infection (www.cdc.gov/parasites/npi). It is not a reportable infection and approximately 250 million new cases occur every year (World Health Organization, 2011).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
[New Zimbabwe] A high number of respondents to a recent study have welcomed a new unique intervention Short Message Service (SMS) technology used to send messages to HIV patients in rural communities in Zimbabwe about their viral load (VL).
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
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Source: Med J Aust - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 -- Crowd diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is common online, according to a research letter published in the Nov. 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Alicia L. Nobles, Ph.D., from the...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and EvolutionAuthor(s): Andrew Peters, Shubhagata Das, Shane R. RaidalAbstractTrichomonas is a significant protist genus, and includes T. vaginalis, the most prevalent sexually transmitted non-viral infection of humans, and T. gallinae of rock doves (Columba livia), one of the earliest known avian pathogens. New Trichomonas genotypes, including T. vaginalis-like isolates, have been discovered in American columbid hosts, suggesting geographically widespread cryptic diversity of Trichomonas in pigeons and doves. We sampled 319 birds from 22 col...
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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