Baltimore, Maryland has the highest rate of sexually transmitted infections in the US

Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed the Maryland city had 2,004 sexually transmitted disease cases for every 100,000 people who lived there in 2018.
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CONCLUSIONS: HSV may induce perianal infections, anal infections and HSV proctitis. Diagnosis of HSV1 and HSV2 using PCR is recommended. Anal and genital HSV infections are a risk factor for subsequent HIV infection. The risk is higher for HSV2 infection due to more frequent recurrences. PMID: 31965208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
(Natural News) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are contracted every day, with chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis infections being the most worrisome. The WHO report, based on 2016 global data, showed that there were 156 million new cases of trichomoniasis, 127 million cases of...
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The opioid epidemic in the U.S. is driving a simultaneous epidemic of infectious diseases— including HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV) and bacterial infections, and sexually transmitted infections— but workforce shortages, stigma, and administrative burdens are preventing the integration of opioid use disorder (OUD) and infectious disease services, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It recommends a number of state and federal policy actions to address those barriers, including removing insurance requirements on prescribing medications for OUD (i.e., buprenorphine), ...
Source: News from the National Academies - Category: Science Source Type: news
Conclusion: A significant number of women proved a better and positive attitude to reproductive health after intervention such as improved use of condoms to evade risks associated with unprotected sex, concern about risk of HIV and STIsKeywords: Health Education, Reproductive Health, Attitude, women, Nigerian LG.
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsA disproportionately high burden ofC.trachomatis is present among young asymptomatic women in Fiji of iTaukei ethnicity despite the low number of lifetime partners. Syndromic management and lack of barrier contraceptives contribute to hyperendemic levels. Strategic STI education and screening of at-risk adolescents, young women, and their partner(s) with appropriate treatment are urgently needed to control the epidemic.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to describe adolescent Pride festival attendees, determine rates of accessing health care via their primary care physician (PCP), and assess if providers are discussing sex and offering screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to these adolescents.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: These data suggest that chronic testicular Chlamydia infection can contribute to male infertility, which may have a intergenerational impact on sperm quality. PMID: 31965142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Biol Reprod Source Type: research
January 21, 2020As the number of new HIV infectionsrises in South Sudan and the country struggles to provide high-quality health care during an ongoing civil war,IntraHealth International is partnering with the Ministry of Health and health workers to make better care available to more people.In 2018, only 24% of people living with HIV in South Sudan knew their status and only 16% of people living with HIV were on treatment,according to UNAIDS. The epidemic is concentrated among certain groups that face barriers to health care and higher risks of infection, especially female sex workers, orphans, and vulnerable children. T...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: South Sudan HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Digital Health Human Resources Management Health in Conflict Social Services Source Type: news
AbstractLittle is known about clinical presentation and cascade of care among patients living with HIV (PLWH) in Beirut, Lebanon. The study aims to examine the reasons for HIV testing and to evaluate the clinical characteristics of, predictors of advanced HIV stage at presentation in, and rates of ART initiation, retention in care, and viral load suppression among PLWH in Lebanon. We conducted a retrospective study of PLWH presenting to a tertiary-care centre-affiliated outpatient clinic from 2008 to 2016 with new HIV infection diagnoses. We identified a total of 423 patients: 89% were men, 55% were 30 –50 years...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
[Spotlight] In what might be construed as a renewed commitment to the fight against HIV, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is co-chairing the newly reformed provincial AIDS council. This is particularly notable since his predecessor, former Premier Helen Zille, declined to chair the council.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
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